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Friday Quotables ~ Repentance

Crosses along the highway ~ photo taken as we drove past

Crosses along the highway ~ photo taken as we drove past

REPENTANCE:
It is not something you do to make yourself feel better before God,
It is something you do to make your obedience better before God.
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by Sue Nash © 2014

From Proverbs 28:13
He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

Blessings on your weekend!

Friday Site Tour

Feature FridayI started blogging this past January.  Since then, I have made mistakes and learned plenty of lessons.  However, along the way I have discovered some wonderful sites and have made some terrific new friends, many whom I have already featured on my Friday posts.

Since my readership has grown, I decided to use today’s post as an overview of my website, especially for those who have recently joined my blog.  This site tour will cover the basics about my main categories.  By doing so, I hope to give readers the opportunity to browse articles of interest, and to know what to expect as you follow along.

My Featured Categories:

Proverbs PostProverbs Post –  Unique insights on verses from Proverbs
Several years ago, a former pastor taught us to read the Proverbs chapter for the day each month.  For nearly fifteen years, I have done so with few exceptions.  It is an amazing book and I often find a particular verse that speaks volumes to my heart.  Here is where I share these insights.  One of my favorites:
Ointment and Perfume: the Costly Fragrance of a True Friend 

Snippets of RainSnippets of Rain Simple, yet powerful, messages inspired like tiny droplets of rain from God’s heart to mine.
These posts come from times spent in God’s presence where He very powerfully ministers to me.  Although it was hard to begin sharing these, I decided to do so hoping that others could glean from these brief, yet powerful messages from above.
A reader favorite was  An Overflowing Well

Poetry Corner imagePoetry Corner-
For any of you who have followed my site for a while, you have probably noticed that I dabble in poetry.
A recent one that generated much feedback- Saturate Me

Hallelujah for wordpress


Hallelujah Praise

Praises to God, who alone is worthy of praise!

Many readers enjoyed this one:
Because You Can

World Through My EyesWeekly Photo Challenges
These challenges give me an ‘excuse’ to use my photography.  I try to also connect the images with Scripture-based commentary.  The prompts are from The Daily Post. This one was fiery ~
The Golden Hour

Fireworks Explosion ~ Word of GodFireworks Explosion
A series showing some of my recent fireworks photos along with Scriptures.
These have been fun.  This one was my most recent:
A Light Unto My Path

Daisy photo 1 copyRandom Thoughts

Various posts – a collection of random thoughts, images and ideas.
This one highlights some of my photos of magnolias, as well:
Progression to Beauty

Heavenly Raindrops ImagesHeavenly Raindrops Images
My companion website where I showcase my photos and image work.  Feel free to share these or use them on other sites without need for permission, and no attribution required.

Don’t forget that you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, by following these links on my Home page!

Follow this link to other Friday Features
Feature Friday

I hope this helps, and I pray you find encouragement and blessings while touring my sites!
Sue Nash/2013

Progression to Beauty ~ God’s Perfecting Work in Us

The budding phase

The budding phase

When we get saved, God starts the process of perfecting us into His image.  It is a gradual, lifelong progression until we get to heaven, where our lives will then shine with the light of His glory.

I thought of this perfecting process when I took these photos of a magnolia flower, gradually opening over a period of days.  Our tendency is to try to rush God’s perfecting of our character; we want instant results and get disappointed in ourselves when we mess up.  He sees the finished product already.  He knows that what He starts in us will one day result in a work of splendid beauty.  Because of Christ in us, He will perfect that which concerns us. (Psalm 138:8)  May you rest in comprehending this truth as you view the photos. 

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 4: 18

Just starting to open

Just starting to open

Sprouting forth

Sprouting forth

Opening up

Opening up

Fully opened

Nearly opened ~ this one is my favorite!

Glorious opening

Glorious beauty

God is the finisher of our faith.  Like me, do you struggle with fully accepting that your life has beauty?  I pray that we each remember His perfecting work in us.  Even though we mess up, and don’t see how anything good can come from our lives, God already sees us as His prized work of perfection. 

Blessings, always

I’d appreciate the feedback about the photos!  Thanks.

Sue Nash/ 2013