Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Divide it Right…






 Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth 2 Tim. 2:15 amp.

Maybe you are like me and have often wondered, “What can I do to show God how much I really want to please Him?”

In the second letter to Timothy, Paul helps us to see what brings pleasure to the heart of God.   Is it not those who labor in His Word to gain knowledge and wisdom?  Who can skillfully handle truth and have proven it to be true in the trials of life?

Yes, these are the ones in whom He delights, the ones he calls his “Approved”. 

Press in precious saints of God.  Let nothing keep you from becoming a seeker of truth and a workman of the Word.   The blessing of the Lord will follow you all the days of your life.


Please join us over at the Cafe today for more WFW. 

I found another neat blog that is hosting a A Scripture and a Snapshot.




Katie said...

This is beautiful and so true! Thanks for linking up with Scripture & A Snapshot this week!

Katrina said...

What a great picture! How sweet & I love her pigtails...to cute!

Kathryn said...

What a precious picture to "illustrate" this truth from God's Word!

LisaShaw said...

Amen! Powerful message and BEAUTIFUL photo! The photo says it all!

Love ya!

Nicole said...

Beautiful picture and wonderful verse! Thanks so much for sharing!!

and for sharing the new site you found!

Have a blessed WFW!

Carrie said...

So precious, Susan ... thanks for sharing your heart and your thoughts as well!

Thanks for reminding me about the other site, too ... I saw another friend link to there yesterday and meant to join in! Thanks!

Cherie said...

Susan, this is great encouragement to my soul today! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Amen Sister!

Mom of M&Ms said...

I LOVE this....I may borrow your idea! Well done.

lifeasacrazyquilt said...

Love the image of this sweet baby girl reading the Word and such a precious way to share the truth.

Blessings, penny

From the Heart said...

Great picture and thanks for the scripture. Makes me feel better about myself.

lori said...

GIRL...I'm so glad you are back! We missed you!! You have OBVIOUSLY perfected the photography! It's gorgeous...what a treasure for your family...it's on my LIST!

So precious and so true!
Big hugs back at you Louisiana!!

love you!

Peggy said...

Blessings my dear Susan,

Long time since I've been around here and my, how those precious loves of your life are growing! And your photographic skills! Awesome! This is where you have disappeared to... the world of the lens!!! Fantastic photos!

She is a PRECIOUS example of "show yourself approved"... with her Bible in hand and such a contemplative look! Each one of these are a true expression of God surrounding you with His love & in His Word!

Your devotions are always spot on..
seeking His truth, pressing on in His Word! I know you are pleasing the heart of God. You always warm my heart!

(((hugs))) peace & love,

Natalie said...

Sweet picture and I love how you curved the scripture around the photo.

GlowinGirl said...

What a beautiful picture! There is nothing sweeter than seeing young ones thumbing through the scriptures.

How I want to BE APPROVED!!

Denise said...

Beyond precious.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful post!!

Debbie said...

Susan, what an important Word for today. How thankful I am to be given His stamp of approval because of Jesus. Wonderful photo too.

Blessings and love,

Wanda said...

Wonderful message and adorable little girl.I'll have to check out the blog you mentioned. Have a blessed WFW!

Debra Kaye said...

Susan, this was precious! I've missed so many of my bloggy sisters. This season in my life has truly been the most challenging thing I've ever gone through. I'm so grateful for the Lord's faithfulness.

God bless you!

Amydeanne said...

so precious Susan! and so true. I love it!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Amen and AMEN!!! :) :) :)

Jenn said...

You know this would make such a beautiful picture framed!!! Absolutely amazing!

Pia said...

love the photo and the verse! beautiful!

Katia said...

Hi susan,
I came here yesterday, I was in a hurry.....so here I am today. Very nice of you to come to my blog and introduce your self.
Beautiful thoughts to go along with a very sweet shot.
So many in our day, believe that worship (music) is the highest form of praise, but actually this word when translated correctly from the Hebrew and Judaic culture, it means study. "The highest form of worship is study".
Many blessings to you, and I am connecting your blog to my reader.

Guiding Light said...

Amazing, beautiful, awesome, love it! Thanks! And, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Cathy said...

She is beautiful. Thanks for that wonderful verse and for those thoughts, Susan. Blessings ~

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well, I'm having trouble seeing the picture... it won't download. But no trouble in receiving the good word of your heart! Nothing finer than knowing God and having the secrets of his heart revealed to me. How precious are his thoughts; how vast the sum of them!

You keep to it as well, friend.


Meegan said...

Love this. Thanks for putting such a good word out there.

Anonymous said...

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Prayer Bears
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Jeanine said...

Thanks for inspiring me today. I have Bible study tomorrow and a lot of "catching up" to do for the week in my readings and teachings. This is challenging for me and your post today hit home for me.
Thanks...and peace and blessings to your day!

Anonymous said...

Praying right now!
Romans 8:31-32 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
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Anonymous said...

Know that I'm always here praying!
Romans 8:35, 37-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Prayer Bears
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Anonymous said...

We have such amazing eyewitness testimony of Jesus and just a fraction of what He did while He was visibly present here on earth. Look only to Him! Praying!
1 John 1:1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
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