Saturday, August 3, 2013

Acts 3:19...



Repent.
Return.
Refreshing.
So simple.
Why do we made things so complicated?

still following,




Scripture and Snapshot

31 comments:

  1. Because we are stubborn and don't really understand the amazing grace of God. Eventually, though, I can rest in His goodness and let it go. I think I am finally getting there this summer. Blessings to you! Love, Rachael

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    1. That's awesome Rachael. Thanks for popping by!

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  2. So, so much better than
    Rationalize
    Run away
    Ruin

    I can't read Acts enough.

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    1. So much better! Isn't the book of Acts amazing. I always notice how the Holy Spirit communicated so directly with them, and we have the same Holy Spirit in us. I want to hear him say go here or don't go there, like they did.

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  3. Hi there! I am visiting from Still Saturday.

    I LOVE the simplicity of your post. I also wish I could jump into that lake in the picture! What a beautiful expression of being washed clean.

    So nice to meet you!
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    1. It's nice to meet you too! Thanks for coming by and for your kind comment.

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  4. Dear Elizabeth
    I think that if people really realized how ease and short the way to our Pappa's heart is, church activities will become so very much less! To keep it complicated is to keep the people tied up in religion.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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    1. Thanks so much Mia. I'm so thankful it's as easy as turning back home to Him.

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  5. Because we lose our childlike faith somewhere along the way. A great reminder to simply believe.

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  6. Your granddaughter looks as though she is being thoroughly refreshed.

    The verse is PERFECT for it.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. The river we go to is perfect for the grandkids in the summer. Shallow enough to wade across in most spots, but deep enough to float and let the current carry you downstream.

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    1. Thanks for popping by Dayle! I sure appreciate you.

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  8. Oh, why do we complicate the simple truth?
    I want to jump into that stream and feel those fresh waters flowing over me, calling me to repent and return. Then the refreshment would flow upon me. Hallelujah!
    ~ linda

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    1. Amen and Hallelujah. I'm in agreement with you!

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  9. It is simple isn't it? I can be so stubborn. Have a blessed weekend.

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  10. We certainly do over complicate things don't we? Must be why He tells us to have the faith of a child...simple and trusting.
    Blessings to you this day!

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  11. Because the flesh always thinks it can_____________________. (Fill in the blank!) I'm a beach lover too but on the other end of the country. Different climates, different beaches and water but fiercely loved by the same God. Nice to meet you.

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    1. So true! I'm glad to meet you too!

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  12. Why do we make things so difficult? Because I think I know best...I want my own way...I'm impatient...the list goes on!! Thanks for the reminder that God is in control.

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    1. Yes, I have my own list of why I complicate things too much as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Love the pic! Yes, why do we always just make a mess of things when the Grace and forgiveness of God is so available...Love this! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks for popping by Patty and for your kind comment.

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  14. Such a refreshing photo, Elizabeth. I can feel the water washing me clean after repenting and returning. Just falling into His all sufficient arms.

    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. I love this photo of my granddaughter too! Thanks Janis!

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  15. ahhhhh, the refreshing of the water of the Holy Spirit--how we need that. wonderful photo and scripture, Elizabeth.

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  16. Yes, indeed, Jody! Thanks for being so encouraging to me.

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  17. I agree. It SHOULD be easy to live in the "God" way, but we do tend to make it much and much tougher. I hope I can become simpler.

    Nice to "see" you, my dear one.

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