Mary Engelbreit’s art

“…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9, NLT)

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5 thoughts on “Mary Engelbreit’s art

  1. Dear ‘Mary Engelbreit’….I can understand your frustration with those of us who jump into the fray before “scrolling” down to the final point. However, anyone who might have even a tinge of ADHD could possibly [and often] spot some point in the middle of the post that sends “one” off on a tangent and takes it in a whole other direction than that which the author intended.
    I mean this not as an excuse but perhaps as one explanation. I guess the key word here is FOCUS…oh yes, and the ‘please uh, read the entire post before commenting.”. Good advisement which takes practice for some.

  2. The directive in Mary Engelbreit’s art above could be a general admonition but I thought I better literally apply it. So I took it to mean read the entire chapter of 1 Cor 2 to try to understand the scripture“…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9, NLT)” .
    When I read the chapter I understood this verse to say that ‘these things’ which have been prepared for those that love God are only revealed by the Spirit. We will never get it or grasp it with the natural eye, ear or mind or rationale. We will only know the things of God by having the Wisdom of God on the situation. God’s ways, methods and directives will probably seem foolish to us if we do try to figure it out with our natural senses.

  3. I am reminded that Gods thoughts are not mine… Isaiah 55:8,9 gives me an insight into that truth, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.” He told the Israelites, “I am bringing you into a wide land, a spacious land flowing with milk and honey.” I just might be such a smart….that I think I know and settle for the know and not the faith and hope to believe that I can walk in a land flowing with milk and honey. I love Mary Englebreit’s words, “read on.”

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