May 10, 2012

"And He is full of grace. Ah! had He not been, I should never have been saved. He drew me when I struggled to escape from His grace; and when at last I came all trembling like a condemned culprit to His mercy-seat, He said, Thy sins, which are many, are all forgiven thee: be of good cheer.'

And He is full of truth. True have His promises been; not one has failed. I bear witness that never servant had such a master as I have; never brother such a kinsman as He has been to me; never spouse such a husband as Christ has been to my soul; never sinner a better Saviour; never mourner a better comforter than Christ hath been to my spirit. I want none beside Him. In life He is my life, and in death He shall be the death of death; in poverty Christ is my riches; in sickness He makes my bed; in darkness He is my star, and in brightness He is my sun; He is the manna of the camp in the wilderness, and He shall be the new corn of the host when they come to Canaan.

Jesus is to me all grace and no wrath, all truth and no falsehood: and of truth and grace He is full, infinitely full. My soul, this night, bless with all thy might the only Begotten.'"

-charles spurgeon

12 comments:

Pretty lady said...

I'm am abundantly blessed by you both.
More than you will ever know.
I am praying for strength, joy & everlasting love to overflow.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Sheena said...

You two are such an inspiring couple! I cried watching your video and reading your posts.I am not a woman who cries. May God continue to bless you both! I'll be praying for you both now! If it is His will, may Jesus heal Ian! =)

heather_h said...

LOVE Spurgeon. I have Morning by Morning and Evening by Evening - they are my bedside table mainstays, along with Streams in the Desert.

Sheila said...

Larissa,

I find myself wanting to say something but not really having the words. I just know that I have been having such a rough time and crying out to God for His perspective and then I come across your story. There really are no words except "Jesus." I watch your story and that is what I am left with, Jesus. Thank you for your love and faithfulness to Christ and to Ian. By the grace of God, I will continue to pray for you two and for your ministry. Thank you for making Him known, and allowing God to use you guys to speak loud and clear to all of us. He IS awesome. Hoping one day my husband and I can meet you and Ian, if not on this side, in heaven :)

{nikki} said...

I woke up praying for you both today. And Mary, too. May you live in love and peace today.
God bless you always,
Nikki

Anonymous said...

Beloved and chosen by God, there is no better place to be. i love the Lord and how He weaves, weaves, weaves, and never stops weaving everything for our good. those black threads corrie ten boom talked about that add so much depth to our lives, we would only banish them. but Jesus knows just what to do with them. your faithfulness mirrors His own and as you lay your life down day after day, His tender mercies will keep you. thanks for giving our Christian world a true picture of God´s idea of marriage.

Sami Rodrigues said...

I had heard about your history. I'm brazilian and my english is terrible. But I need say you are a inspiration for me! I'm praying for you, your heart, your relationship... Remains a reference!

Love, Sami.

writingforthegloryofgod said...

Ian and Larissa,
I pray for you often throughout the day, pondering on you as I fall asleep, wondering what your night will hold, and thinking of you again in the morning, lifting you up in prayer as often as you come to mind, which is frequently. Praying for healing, for strength, for you to be aware of God's nearness. Thank you for sharing so transparently, in your video and in your follow-up blog posts, Larissa. I blogged about you yesterday. You model Christian openness. You show us how precious Christ is. You teach us. God bless you,
Melinda

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

Thanks for sharing your story. Thanks for displaying the beauty of Christ in your marriage. It is a wonderful thing to know that God is sovereign over all things. We love the Spurgeon quote too! Good old Charles :)
Keep pressing on Ian and Larissa.
James and Doreen (England)

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

Thanks for sharing your story. Thanks for displaying the beauty of Christ in your marriage. It is a wonderful thing to know that God is sovereign over all things. We love the Spurgeon quote too! Good old Charles :)
Keep pressing on Ian and Larissa.
James and Doreen (England)

joanruiz53@yahoo.es said...

Peace, dear Larissa and Ian

I am Joan, from Barcelona, Spain.

I found you through brother Piper's twitter.
When reading your story I was reminded of Rees Howells'biography, "Rees Howells Intercessor" -have you read it? I recommend you. In it, brother Howells says again and again when seeing God at work, "I am standing on holy ground".
So I feel with your story. I see God at work in you.

I shall follow your blogs. I tried to find your e-mail, but I couldn't.
"I let you know I am praying for you both"


May the grace of Jesus be with you.

Joan
joanruiz53@yahoo.es

Anonymous said...

Amazed at how you seem to post just what I need to hear. I'm going to print this out and post it in my house and give it to a close relative for encouragement; for it has encouraged me this day.

Thank you Jesus!
Wendy in MD