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Samuel F. Herd: “I Was Given a Thorn in the Flesh” (2 Cor. 12:7)


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I love that he admitted to what he did to the hummingbird before coming into the truth.

 

And this:

 

”But do you have one, a sad experience? Some painful experiences may not quickly leave the brain after repentance and God’s forgiveness.
But what do we say? We say: “Don’t dwell on them. Don’t keep them before your eyes all the time. Push them aside by thinking about good things.”
Why not open the door to your brain and mind and let the good things come in?”

 

I think sometimes a thorn in the side can be a chronic illness or an ongoing challenge or weakness because of imperfection, or something bad that happened to you beyond your control. Sometimes it’s very hard to think about good things when our brains get stuck in the wrong gear, so to speak, so I love the way he phrased it — “open the door to your brain and mind and let the good things come in.”
 

Somehow that thought of opening a door to our brain and allowing the good things we have in our lives or environment or our worship to come in…that mental image of opening a door is helpful to me because it makes it seem easier.

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22 hours ago, Sofia said:

Quotes: "Get on your feet! move forward to the New World! It´s just around the corner."

 

"let the good things enter your brain...simply put a bandage on your thorn a little while longer... Jehovah will plug it out! very soon now"

The most beautiful words I have heard this year ...brings tears to my eyes. 

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On 10/22/2022 at 12:51 PM, Esined said:

 

”But do you have one, a sad experience? Some painful experiences may not quickly leave the brain after repentance and God’s forgiveness.
Why not open the door to your brain and mind and let the good things come in?”

 

Somehow that thought of opening a door to our brain and allowing the good things we have in our lives or environment or our worship to come in…that mental image of opening a door is helpful to me because it makes it seem easier.

 

This thought parallel's our ministry , doesn't it?   The householder may be dwelling on sadness , disappointment , regrets.   But that can change - if they open the door when we call.   ❤️

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