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It Will Be Worth It AllIMG_0131

Oft times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,
We’re tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;
But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,
All tears forever over in God’s eternal day.IMG_0132
Sometimes the sky looks dark with not a ray of light,
We’re tossed and driven on , no human help in sight;
But there is one in heav’n who knows our deepest care,
Let Jesus solve your problem – just go to Him in pray’r.

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Life’s day will soon be o’er, all storms forever past,
We’ll cross the great divide, to glory, safe at last;
We’ll share the joys of heav’n – a harp, a home, a crown,
The tempter will be banished, we’ll lay our burden down.IMG_0156
It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One gliimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

~Esther K. Rusthoi

New Memory Project

Hiding-Psalm-27-in-My-Heart_DoNotDepartDo Not Depart is starting a new memory project.  I’m looking forward to working my way through Psalm 27.  Even if I don’t finish,  there will be benefit from the time spent meditating on God’s Word.  Won’t you join in?

Top Ten

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

I’ve been doing a little research for an upcoming speaking engagement.  I wanted to confirm a few of my facts since my resources are dated a few years back.  When looking for the top 10 most expensive cities in the world to live in, I discovered that three of the top ten are in Japan.  Our beautiful city is number ten with Tokyo listed as number one.  I have no trouble believing this since I live there.  We had a young lady from our church move to Tokyo for a teaching job.  She rented a one room “apartment” with a loft large enough to hold her twin size futon mattress on the floor for over $700 a month!!!!  There were no stairs, only a ladder.  I am so grateful that we serve a God who provides.

photo credit: my hubby, spring 2010

It Will Be Worth It All

Fall PA14-esOft times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,
We’re tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;
But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,
All tears forever over in God’s eternal day.

Sometimes the sky looks dark with not a ray of light,
We’re tossed and driven on , no human help in sight;
But there is one in heav’n who knows our deepest care,
Let Jesus solve your problem – just go to Him in pray’r.

Life’s day will soon be o’er, all storms forever past,
We’ll cross the great divide, to glory, safe at last;
We’ll share the joys of heav’n – a harp, a home, a crown,
The tempter will be banished, we’ll lay our burden down.

It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

~Esther Kerr Rusthoi

In Review

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Thank you for joining with me the month of October as we learned more about our God. Life has been an uphill battle lately, but this focus has lifted my spirits and kept my eyes on my Saviour. I hope it has done the same for you! If you missed any of the 31 days of KNOWING GOD, click here to review.  May the Lord richly bless you and strive to know Him!

This area is known as the southern alps of Japan.

the southern alps of Japan

Psalm 1:2, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”

Psalm 37:4, “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

Psalm 40:8, “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”

Psalm 112:1, “Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.”

Psalm 119:92, “Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.”

Isaiah 55:2, “Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.”

Jeremiah 9:24, “But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.”

Jeremiah 15:16, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.”

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My God is the Creator.

Nojiriko

Nojiriko

Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Genesis 1:31, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

Psalm 100:3, “Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”

Isaiah 45:7,9,18, “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.”

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