Awe, Perfect!

Written by Joyce C. Lock


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Then one day, while on vacation, I came across a gorgeous handcrafted Canadian resin dove frame. It was twice what I wanted to pay. How could I be sure if it were a perfect match, being several states away? After having labored overrepparttar decision, I concluded that I might not get another chance for a frame like this again.

Once home, I setrepparttar 126924 frame withrepparttar 126925 grouping to see how it might look. Still uncertain, after hesitation, I took apart my framed work, transferred it torepparttar 126926 new frame, then set it in place ofrepparttar 126927 original. Awe! PERFECT! It was BEAUTIFUL!!! How could that be!?! I always thoughtrepparttar 126928 feeling of 'awe, perfect' was God's way of saying something is just right/complete/as it was meant to be.

"How could that be, God?"

He answered, "See. My 'PERFECT' is even better than yours." And, yes, I did 'see'repparttar 126929 difference.

I think God gave me that object lesson as a way of sharing with people something I'd already learned, Exceptrepparttar 126930 Lord buildrepparttar 126931 house, those who build are laboring in vain (Ps.127:1). His 'PERFECT' is better thanrepparttar 126932 very best we can do. All our righteousness is as filthy rags until God begins to live through us; trading in our knowledge, thoughts, beliefs, talents, abilities, creativity for His. 'Awe' to know Him! His ways are always 'PERFECT'!!! And, if we'd just let God build our house and His, they'd both be 'PERFECT', too.

by Joyce C. Lock http://my.homewithgod.com/blessingsandlessons/ http://www.aspecialplace.net/ChristianityMadeSimple/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations-originalwritings/ http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/heavenlyinspirations-intro.htm This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.

In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.


A Motivating Factor

Written by Joyce C. Lock


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What helped me most during those early years was a statement I remembered from childhood, "How can you say you love your children if you don't care about their souls?" It's a motivating factor to make sure one's children have every opportunity possible to learn about God.

And, though we may still occasionally dreadrepparttar alarm clock, in time one's faith becomes their own. Then, there's no place we'd rather be than in God's house.

Neither have I gone back fromrepparttar 126923 commandment of his lips; I have esteemedrepparttar 126924 words of his mouth more than my necessary food. Job 23:12

by Joyce C. Lock

http://my.homewithgod.com/blessingsandlessons/ http://www.aspecialplace.net/ChristianityMadeSimple/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations-originalwritings/ http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/heavenlyinspirations-intro.htm This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.

In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.


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