Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday Pearls

"The way to open our hearts to others is by receiving afresh the grace of God and appreciating what it means: seeing our own need of Christ; coming to receive His mercy; sensing how undeserved His love for us is; remembering how He has also opened His heart to those whose hearts are closed against us. Then we will see that the heart which is too narrow to receive a fellow Christian is too narrow to enthrone the Lord Jesus Christ. But the heart that is opened to receive the grace of Christ will learn to welcome all those whom Christ Himself has welcomed."

Sinclair B. Ferguson

May each of you sweet readers have a beautiful Thursday...

 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

~Romans 5:8


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! The heart that is true! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

magnoliasntea said...

Lovely quote and so true! Enjoyed the image as well.
Have a wonderful evening!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful quote, my sweet friend. It is such a pleasure to stop by and enjoy the peace I find here. Sending you much love and many hugs. :)

Ana said...

Wonderful post Kelly-Anne. Great quote.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful words! I so loved this and how encouraging and refreshing it was to read :) The message is one that we all should strive to live out.

Thank you for yet again another wonderful quote!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Much love as always!

Debbie Harris said...

How refreshing, dear Kelly-Anne.
The image you used is priceless, love it!
I'm enjoying your Thursday Pearls with their sweet grace.

Joy! Debbie

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

What a beautiful, elegant picture and meaningful quote! I love them and was inspired by them both!

Thank you for opening up your heart to all of us!

Blessings, Net

Paige said...

This is a good quote to chew on! :) Thanks for sharing, and choosing a lovely art piece, as always. How do you find them? Have a good weekend, friend!

Lady Linda said...

My goodness Kelly-Anne...I do declare you are the cutest little thing out there in bloggland. When you visit my blog, it just makes me so happy. You are like sunshine. Your post is inspiring. Such a joy to read and lots to think over. Hugs.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dearest Kelly-Anne,
The heart that is open always shows and you are the perfect example of this. Your heart and beautiful endearing ways are such a blessing to all who know you.
This post is lovely and the photo is a treasure.

Thank you for sharing and for stopping by with your sweet comments. Your visits always bless my heart.
Lovely package below tied in lace too.
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.
Hugs and Joy to you, cm

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Kelley-Anne, what a beautiful photo of such lovely ladies of yesteryear...makes one want to go back to the slower, more lovely time. And what a wonderful quote! My dear husband and I have heard Sinclair Ferguson at a Ligonier Conference years ago in Orlando, FL, and what a wonderful man of God. And of course (being of Scottish descent), I love his accent. (Did you know that he has written children's books?) What a precious remember to have open hearts and to welcome all those Christ has called to Himself. What an extra special visit today! Hugs, dear friend!

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful message in this post and I adore the illustration. Mildred

Stephanie said...

Oh my, what a precious quote! How thankful I am for the saving grace of Jesus Christ and how blessed we are to have such love poured upon us. Beautiful, my friend, absolutely beautiful! Love to you!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a thought inspiring quote. It makes me think of the verse that Jesus said to his disciples "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." John 13:35 .... indeed loving others can be one of the greatest challenges we face as followers of our Lord. May we love as He loved! I loved the sweet picture you chose to go with your quote... may the Lord bless your day sweet Kelly-Anne! :)