Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday

"Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." - 2 Peter 3:18

"Grow in grace" - not in one grace only, but in all grace.
Grow in that root-grace, faith.  
Believe the promises more firmly than you have done.
Let faith increase in fulness, constancy, simplicity.
Grow also in love.  Ask that your love may become extended,
more intense, more practical, influencing every thought, word and deed.
Grow likewise in humility.  
Seek to lie very low, and know more of your own nothingness.
As you grow downward in humilty, seek also to grow upward - having nearer approaches
to God in prayer and more intimate fellowship with Jesus.
May God the Holy Spirit enable you to "grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour."
He who grows not in the knowledge of Jesus, refuses to be blessed.
To know Him is "life eternal," and to advance in the knowledge of of Him is to increase in happiness.
He who does not long to know more of Christ, knows nothing of Him yet.
Whoever hath sipped this wine will thirst for more, for although Christ doth satisfy,
yet it is such a satisfaction, that the appetite is not cloyed, but whetted.
If you know the love of Jesus - as the hart panteth for the water-brooks, so will you pant
after deeper draughts of His love.
If you do not desire to know Him better,
then you love Him not, for love always cries, "Nearer, nearer."
Absence from Christ is hell; but the presence of Jesus is heaven.
Rest not then content without an increasing acquaintance with Jesus.
Seek to know more of Him in His divine nature, in His human relationship, 
in His finished work, in His death, in His resurrection, in His present glorious intercession,
and in His future royal advent.
Abide hard by the Cross, and search the mystery of His wounds.
An increase of love to Jesus, and a more perfect apprehension of His love to us
is one of the best tests of growth in grace.

Morning and Evening by C.H. Spurgeon

Praying your Thursday is beautifully blessed and rich in Jesus, dearest friends!

 Painting by Daniel Ridgeway Knight - Picking Wildflowers


Bethany Carson said...

Amen! Beautiful post and lovely painting to go with it.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

This is beautiful, Kelly-Anne! Thank you so much for your lovely, sweet comments about the Peter Rabbit birthday party we did for our grandson, 1. Because the comments brought me joy, and 2. Because they brought me to your lovely post. Thank you! ~Zuni

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh, I am so blessed to hear you enjoyed this post, Zuni! And thank you for your lovely comment ~ so sweet of you to visit today!
I just loved your beautiful party post!! So cute!
Blessings on yourr weekend:)

Paige said...

Thank you for sharing this thought-provoking words. I want to thirst more for Christ! :)
Just to let you know, I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog. If you want to participate, check out this post: :)
I hope you're having a good weekend!

Stephanie said...

I always enjoy your "Thoughtful Thursdays," sweet friend. Charles Spurgeon is a favorite of mine so I thoroughly enjoyed the thoughts you shared.

I am so happy to hear your giveaway package arrived! I hope everything was in good shape and the pin cushion was not broken... Also, your comment on my blog mentioned a tea cup parcel arriving...does that mean the tea cup from Chel arrived? How delightful, dear Kelly-Anne!

May you have a blessed Sunday. Love to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Good morning dearest Stephanie! Yes indeed - I have received both my parcels - in fact, they arrived on the same day!! So delightfu!
Everything was in perfect shape and my! You wrapped it all so beautifully, too! Thank you:)
I'm so glad you enjoy 'Thoughtful Thursday' posts, and that you appreciate Spurgeon quotes as well!
Blessing and ever so much love to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello sweet Paige! I am so honoured you nominated me - thank you!!
I will pop by your lovely blog in a minute:)
I have had a very pleasant weekend thus far, thank you! Hope you have too!
And I am so blessed to know you enjoyed this post - what a wise man Spurgeon was...
Hugs to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello dear Bethany! I am glad you enjoyed this quote:).
I would dearly love to have this painting framed in my home one is so peaceful and beautiful...
Have a delightful Sunday!

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Kelly, Anne,
You have a lovely blog, one I believe I shall enjoy visiting. I love your desire to share the beauty of being a godly women to other dear young ladies. May God be glorified in all you do for Him.

This was a beautiful post that you have shared, I too enjoy Spurgeon, and have read that same devotional a few times. He gives us much to ponder on.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
I also appreciate the many prayers that are being lifted up on my dads account.
It is nice to meet you.

Have a blessed day.
Joy! Debbie

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dear Debbie...oh! Your comment truly blessed me today and also encouraged me greatly! Thank you! It is indeed my desire to share the beauty of being a woman of God with other young ladies and it brings so much joy to my heart to be inspired in my walk with the Lord by other women... Thank you for your lovely blog! I will enjoy visiting:)
Blessings and love in Christ!