Sunday, September 14, 2014

Only One Life

Find your purpose and fling your life out into it;
and the loftier your purpose is,
the more sure you will be to make the world richer
with every enrichment of yourself!
- Phillips Brooks -


Only one life to offer - my Lord and King;
only one tongue to praise Thee and of Thy mercy sing;
only one heart's devotion - Savior,
O may it be consecrated alone to Thy matchless glory,
yielded fully to Thee.

Only this hour is mine, Lord - may it be used for Thee;
may every passing moment count for eternity;
souls all about are dying; dying in sin and shame;
help me bring them the message of Calvary's redemption
in They glorious name.

Only one life to offer -  take it, dear Lord, I pray,
nothing from Thee withholding, Thy will I now obey;
Thou who hast freely given Thine all in all for me,
claim this life for Thine own,
to be used, my Savior, every moment for Thee.
- Avis B. Christiansen -


According to my earnest expectation and my hope,
that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always,
so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body,
whether it be by life, or by death.
For to me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.
- Philippians 1:20, 21 -

Have a blessed Lord's Day!

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32 comments:

Bethany Carson said...

Great verses! "Only one life..." is one of my favorite quotes and part of a beautiful hymn!

Marci Smith said...

What a wonderful way to prepare my heart for worship this morning. :)

Abiola Olaleye said...

This is beautiful,Stephanie.

We should really keep this in mind every waking moment -Only one life!

Abiola Olaleye said...

This is beautiful,Stephanie.

We should really keep this in mind every waking moment -Only one life!

mamasmercantile said...

Truly beautiful post.

Sola Scriptura said...

Beautiful! Your Sunday posts are always a delightful way to spend my Sunday afternoon.

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful..thanks for the Sunday thought. Blessings

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A beautiful post, Stephanie! The first time I ever heard "only one life..." was when I heard Leonard Ravenhill quote it. I have never forgotten it. Have a lovely Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Debby Ray said...

A beautiful post...image, words and music. Thank you for this, Stephanie.

Valerie said...

Dear Stephanie,
what an inspiring post and such lovely music.
Blessings,

Valerie

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Thanks for the reminder. How often we spend so much time on things that have no eternal value.

Mehrll said...

Such a beautiful post. Truly we need to remember that our life will "soon be past" no matter our age and focus on being like Him. Thanks for the verse from the song too. It is truly my prayer.

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! That first quote really settled in with me. Wow. Only what we do for God lasts. That's so true, and what a great guiding motto for life.

Hope you are having a peaceful Sunday my friend,
Ceil

Debbie Harris said...

"May every passing moment count for eternity" so very true. That is my daily prayer. All for Jesus, all for Jesus, is my hearts desire.
This was a lovely post, Stephanie, and much meat in it.
Cute little lady bug. :-)
I love you!
Mom

NanaDiana said...

That is truly beautiful, Stephanie. A wonderful post- xo Diana

Wanda said...

That poem was in a frame in my mom's house, all my growing up years.

Jazzmin said...

What blessed thoughts to hold dear and think on. I am so thankful for the truth in the fact that there is no greater purpose for our lives than to live them for our Lord! Oh the beauty of purposing every moment to live for Him and surrender all to Him.

May He use our lives for His good and carrying out His will, not ours. It has been a blessing to make that request as part of my prayers.

Thank you for being the most encouraging light for our Lord true inspiration of faith and godliness to me, and the sweetest friend.

Love and hugs to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend♥

Conniecrafter said...

Such great hope in all these words, may God always shine through us to everyone we come in contact with. Have a wonderful week!

Cranberry Morning said...

So true, Stephanie. Beautiful post.

Katie R. said...

Wonderful post, Stephanie! Keep up the great work! :-)
~Katie@ liliesofgrace.blogspot.com

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello sweet Stephanie. Such a lovely post, full of love and promise. Have a wonderful week. Blessings,xo Linda

Maria said...

Beautiful post with uplifting words and wonderful photos! Have a wonderful week, hugs!:-)

Mrs. Winter Twig said...

Words that speak to the heart.

Gail Dixon said...

You're always so uplifting with your posts. I feel refreshed when I visit. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I seem to read your Sunday posts on Mondays, but they are good words for any day of the week. Thank you for blessing us, dear Stephanie! Have a lovely week. xo Deborah

Marcia Pilar said...

Simply beautiful.
xoxo

Robyn said...

One day I want to meet with you and your Mom for lunch, Stephanie. You both inspire me deeply and my heart is full each time I leave. Thank you!

Blackberry Lane said...

Thank you, dear friend, for a beautiful post. God bless your week.

Rita said...

Thanks! I love this warm post.

Debbie said...

as i leave, i feel inspired!! many thanks stephanie!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, I am always inspired and refreshed when I read and view your blog post! Praise God for what He is doing through and in you...and hence us! Oh, may we do all for His glory! Hugs!

JES said...

Very encouraging Stephanie! And the little ladybug photos are just adorable!!! Thank you for linking up with us this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :) Have a lovely weekend!

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