The Call of Abraham (PP.) 

Many are still tested as was Abraham. They do not hear the voice of God speaking directly from the heavens, but He calls them by the teachings of His word and the events of His providence. They may be required to abandon a career that promises wealth and honor, to leave congenial and profitable associations and separate from kindred, to enter upon what appears to be only a path of self-denial, hardship, and sacrifice. God has a work for them to do; but a life of ease and the influence of friends and kindred would hinder the development of the very traits essential for its accomplishment. He calls them away from human influences and aid, and leads them to feel the need of His help, and to depend upon Him alone, that He may reveal Himself to them. Who is ready at the call of Providence to renounce cherished plans and familiar associations? Who will accept new duties and enter untried fields, doing God’s work with firm and willing heart, for Christ’s sake counting his losses gain? He who will do this has the faith of Abraham, and will share with him that “far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,” with which “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared.” 2 Corinthians 4:17; Romans 8:18. – {PP 126.4}

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How dare you break a woman’s heart that belongs to the Lord?

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Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

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"You don’t have to be pretty like her. You can be pretty like you."  - One of the most freeing things I have ever heard (via lindsaylately)

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"How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you."  - Unknown (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"There’s a beauty in being rejected, misunderstood, unseen, and unsupported by people. It teaches you to relay on God for everything…"  - Jenny.J (via she-lovesjc)

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