“Treasures from C.S. Lewis”, quotes to gather and hold in our hearts.

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Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”
C.S. Lewis “God In The Dock” (1970)

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
C.S. Lewis “Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis” (2006)

“We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.
C.S. Lewis “Transposition and Other Addresses” (1949)

We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.
C.S. Lewis “The Four Loves” (1960)

“Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.”
C.S. Lewis “Mere Christianity” (1952)

“The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred”
C.S. Lewis  “Mere Christianity” (1952)

The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.”
C.S. Lewis  “The Weight of Glory” (1949)

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”
C.S. Lewis “Mere Christianity”

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” C.S. Lewis “Mere Christianity” (1952)

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
C.S. Lewis “Mere Christianity” (1952)

“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”
C.S. Lewis “Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C.S. Lewis” (2008)

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”
C.S. Lewis “Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis” (2006)

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”
C.S. Lewis “Mere Christianity” (1952)

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen — not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis “Is Theology Poetry” (1945)

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“Glory to Him, the All of our till”, a worship poem from L.Willows

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In praise all bows before Your Name
Each leaf on the branch bends green to refrain
Glory to Him, the All of our till
Father and root of each one in His will.

Long and all lasting the winding He keeps
Each Holy vine wrapped around His dear reach.
Forest earth paradise, mortal review
Lasting within The Beloved’s pass-through.

Whispering breezes come home to float peace
Known in Love’s rest, in the garden’s increase.
Here in the lush of God’s paradise apart,
Praise comes to live in the breaths of my heart.

 © 2019. 2018 Linda Willows

Isaiah 25.1
O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

Psalm 115:1
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

“A Calling to Pray into Faith”, from L.Willows

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When times bring us to question why we are in the midst of trials or why “chaos” appears to suddenly quake in our midst ~ this is a precise hour to be called together for Prayer. It is not a time to let fear tighten its reigns and cause perspective to dim. It is our chance to Believe in the Promises of God even when we cannot “see” the evidence of our faith directly before us. This is a calling to Pray into Faith. L.Willows

Lord in Heaven
You are the Steadfast Protector our Faith
and the Father of our Faith.
We come to you in worship.

Our hearts gather humbled to witness your Creation, You as Creator.
We come before You “known by You” and “made by you”.
You are Our Father. You see everything that is in our hearts.
Everything in our hearts surrenders to You.

You are Our Father Who art in Heaven.
Help us by the Power of Your Spirit
to be Strengthened in our own Belief when life, circumstances,
the frailties of our mortal world and state sway beneath burdens and trails.
Let our Hearts be fortified by the Nourishment of Your Word and Your Truth.
You are the One that is our Rock of stability.

You, Lord, have always Provided for us since the beginning.
Your Faithfulness is like that of a Shepherd that lies awake to protect
each and everyone, that none of us could falter or become lost.
You are our Protector. Your promise as Gatekeeper gives us peace and comfort.

Your watchful eye is upon each of us.
You hear our prayers in the night.
Your Spirit carries our words before our words before they even form.
We praise you for the Intercession of Your Holy Spirit.

Your Grace and Mercy flows with unmerited, but flourishing and faithful favor
You are exceeding generosity to us, like a fount that pours with Endless Love.
Lord, how can we receive your will in this hour?
Teach us to surrender our mortal will and discern your voice. Help us to follow You.

Help us to Pray our Faith deeply and with bold belief in Your Sovereignty.
Let us have faith in Your Shepherding. You, Lord, are with us.
We Glorify you as Lord. We ask that our lives Glorify You alone.
Help us to gather as Yours. Remain as Yours. And be Yours in Faith.

In Jesus Name,
Amen

From “The Beloved”

Ephesians 1:18  “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people”

Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

 Hebrews 1:3The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”

“Praising, I am Praising, a heart so full” from LWillows

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Praising, I am praising, my heart is so full. When life asked me to walk with a heart of faith bolder and stronger than I had fathomed before, I stepped forward. I did not do it alone. I could not. The strength was not my own. Someone near to me said, “You stepped off of the cliff with one foot out!”. Thinking back, I know now that The Lord was holding the foot that stepped out. He had me all the while.

Our Savior is so merciful. I am in awe of the generosity of Grace. My heart is stretched and then stretched again just to receive all that pours in from His Love. Me, the one with so many words- rendered speechless. Just left with a song, left with armfuls of songs in my heart that have been singing to us all from God that calls to us of His Love. We can only sing the praise back with joy and awe.

Hear the Praise! 

Wonderful Merciful Savior