Quote of the day

Find the Beautiful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

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11 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. Always be surrounded by a glory and the anointing. It’s the Name of Jesus that we carry with us in Spirit and in Truth wherein we bring beauty to a grim, gloomy-outlook world of people,thirsting and searching for authentic beauty and truth. There is a Hymn that we sang this week that keeps playing and singing in my mind…
    PRECIOUS NAME:(L.Baxter/W. Doane)

    Take the Name of Jesus with you
    Child of sorrow, child of woe
    It will joy and comfort give you
    Take it then where’er you go

    Take the Name of Jesus ever
    As a shield from every snare
    If temptations round you gather
    Breathe that Holy Name in prayer

    O that precious Name of Jesus
    How it thrills our souls with joy
    When His loving arms receive us
    And His songs our tongues employ

    At the Name of Jesus bowing
    Falling prostrate at His feet
    King of kings in Heaven we’ll crown Him
    When our journey is complete
    (CHORUS)
    Precious Name, oh how sweet!
    Hope of earth and joy of Heaven
    Precious Name, oh how sweet
    Hope of earth and joy of Heaven

    If we take that Precious Name with us wherever we go and let His pattern shine in our lives then the beauty will be manifested. So we can sing “Take the name of Jesus with You” and it will be manifested as, “Let the Beauty of Jesus Men See” (G.Shaw)

  2. Both MG’s comment about carrying the Name of Jesus with us and Dorothy’s poem “Beauty of Holiness” where she wrote that Mary was a ‘Carrier of the Priceless’ speaks to me that this ‘Beauty of Holiness’ must be carried by people.
    The above quote reminds me of 2 Corinthians 4:7 (Message) which says:
    “We carry the precious message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us”. Further down in the scripture it says that these apostles were “always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” It seems to say to me that when we humble ourselves enough to really carry this life to others in word and deed above all else than Psalm 149:4 says “the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.”

  3. My son, returned home yesterday from traveling in the land that Jesus traveled on foot. He returned with 100% Holy water from the Jordan River, where it is believed that John the Baptist, baptized Jesus Christ. (Luke 3:21,22)

    It did make Gary and I feel so special to touch and feel the water from the Jordan River. But, when I saw my son safely home and could touch and hug and communicate with him, I could see that he had carried love with him to the river and returned with love.

    I thought, it is ‘love’ that permeates beauty and beauty is BEAUTIFUL and that is exactness. And, Exactness is being faithful….Obedience!

  4. Yes, what could be more beautiful to the LORD than His children striving to be obedient in every detail of their lives? Your son has that quality of character wherein every detail is regarded as important to the whole. This is wisdom. This is succeeding. This is a brightness and a shining. This is wholeness. And wholeness is INTEGRITY. And when we have integrity our body, soul and spirit, our whole being is in sync with the Lord God. When we have integrity we have the peace that passes all understanding. When craziness is all about us we have HIS peace because we are at peace within ourselves, of a good conscience, of discipline and obedience to the Word of God. INTEGRITY!
    AND THAT”S BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD!!

  5. In reading what Debi wrote of the Scripture that says the “apostles were always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus Christ’, I, for a moment, saw it in new light, for myself. Debi pointed out that this meant to humble ourselves and I believe that. Also, I saw that the Dying of the Lord Jesus Christ was what we were to do also….DIE to ourselves. Like Christ died to Himself for us and gave up HIS THRONE, so we are to get off our throne and die to ourselves, continually, so that wherever we go we carry our soulish death as a sacrifice for love, for deliverance, for healing, for hope, for peace making. That
    must be what the Bible means when it says, ‘then the LIFE of CHRIST MAY BE MANIFEST IN US” It’s because we have died with Christ and the life we now live is by faith and not by sight because we are “dead” to ourselves but ALIVE in CHRIST!!! WOW!

  6. “we must carry it with us or we find it not”…yes….it is in the eyes of the beholder…Song of Solomon says in 6:4…Thou art beautiful, O my love as Tizah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners…turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me…..(when we go to do that which is right and that which will bring encouragement and hope to others then beauty shines brightly…..and we and they find it….Like the Daily Lily….and the Lilies…….dj

  7. Yes, dj! I agree! Solomon’s Song speaks much of physical beauty. And when the beauty of Christ that is within us, even though we are neither beauty pageant nor Mr. Universe contest winners, that fact will be outshone by the beauty of Christ that emanates from one who has submitted self to the Lord Jesus Christ. That godly-submissiveness is the beauty that draws people to the Lord Jesus Christ. Not prideful boasters, or jibber-jabberers, or tale spinners but those who speak truth and wisdom. Those are the ones that draw people to themselves to give the Gospel. Paul says to always be ready to give an account of the hope and anointing that is within you. People will notice….not the new dress, not the “broided hair” as Peter would say…but a quiet submissive-to-God spirit that is less concerned with self and more concerned for the souls of men.

  8. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

    “Where ever you are there you are”

    I think Waldo is telling us that we are the determiners of our life. If we see beauty, we carry beauty. I think I’ve heard this saying,”two men in jail. one saw bars the other saw the stars.” What do you see and what do you carry with you?

  9. My mother use to say “Beauty is as beauty does – beauty comes from beauty pouring from the heart. This morning I was reading from Romans 1 looking back on the quote “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” I thought if we don’t carry beauty what do we carry? In Romans it talks about the glory of God. I thought that is beauty. Romans continued: Some…although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened (opposite of beauty – evil). For although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and changed the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is forever praised. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. … Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity.They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents, they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless (outpouring of the heart being evil). Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but all approve of those who practice them. BEAUTY of heart – No way! Sounds like pure evil. Either we carry the beautifulness of God within us or we carry evil which is then outpoured to all we touch.

    Example:

    In FACING THE GIANTS a man went throughout the school praying for every locker and staff day after day. He changed the school and everyone in it. I heard a story today of a wonderful woman who determined in her heart to love – really love as Jesus loved. She touched each person in a school and the school was changed to a glorious living and breathing facility for the Lord Jesus. She worked the rows of her life, continually casting every weed aside that was not love. She was determined that she was going to exhibit Jesus’ love no matter whether anyone else did or not. Today she is highly respected in her school and honored wherever she goes because of her Christian principles. The outpouring of her heart exhibits the beautiful. It touched others and caused them to be ignited with love as well. In Facing The Giants the man who prayed caused a man to turn and trust and walk with the Lord. We see the students change as well. Again we see the beautiful from within being displayed to the world. Looking back on Romans we see we can choose within to be UGLY ASHES or to be the beautiful? Thus back to the quote of the day, thus we either carry the beautiful within us or we find it not – NOT because God doesn’t want us to find it. It is because we make the choice not to find it.

  10. Beauty comes from within. When we allow Jesus to live in our hearts, letting the joy show in our lives, our beauty is breathtaking. Some people look all their lives for this beauty. Traveling the world from place to place and never find the beauty that their hearts desire. It’s so simple. We don’t have to travel to Hawaii to find the beauty we desire. We can find it in our homes. When we allow Jesus in our hearts and live our lives for him, we can be as beautiful as the Hawaiian Island. We can carry it every where we go. Jesus is joy, peace and beauty.

  11. Amen, Chickenfarmer. You have summed it up very well. Peter tells us not to worry too much about broided hair or gorgeous clothing but a quiet spirit which exudes the beauty of holiness when we have Jesus Christ living in us. We must let Holy Spirit have control and stop interrupting Him with our silliness. Debi said today that she had found in the Scriptures that foolishness and acting foolish is sin. I want to be beautiful not foolish. “And that peace that passes all understanding will mount garrison over our hearts and MINDS!” That’s the beauty we seek!!!!

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