quite amazing days

If people can’t see what God is doing,
they stumble all over themselves;
But when they attend to what he reveals,
they are quite blessed.
Proverbs 29:18

Jesus is all we need. In him we are quite blessed.

Adverb:quite (kwit)

1 To a degree (not used with a negative)
“quite soon”; “quite ill”; “quite rich”; “quite tasty”
2 To the greatest extent; completely
“you’re quite right”; “she was quite alone”; “was quite mistaken”; “quite the opposite”; “not quite finished”; “did not quite make it”
3 Of an unusually noticeable, exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)
“her victory was quite something”; “she’s quite a girl”; “quite a film”; “we’ve had quite an afternoon”
4 Actually, truly or to an extreme
“was quite a sudden change”; “it’s quite the thing to do”; “quite the rage”; “Quite so!”

Let me tell you about some of our “quite days” with Jesus!

Bet you thought this was a typo and  I meant QUIET DAYS, didn’t you?

Most of us would really enjoy a few of those, but…
Nope this series is about:

We serve QUITE an amazing GOD!

plus:
“Whew! We had quite a day!”
“It was quite lovely”
“He’s coming quite soon”
“The doctor told us he was quite ill”
“Because of His love we are quite rich”
“It’s really quite simple”
“You too can be quite blessed”

and so on and so forth for the next month and into the foreseeable future.

Do I hear you saying, “Sounds quite strange to me?”

Hold on! Don’t leave just yet. Please!

Quite a bit of time and thought have been dedicated to these posts. And, I feel quite certain some of this stuff will, at the very least, entertain you.

Other notes:

Quite is a non-descriptive qualifier, similar to fairly and rather and somewhat. Used where a plain adjective needs to be modified, but cannot be qualified. When spoken, the meaning can vary with the tone of voice and stress. He was quite big can mean anything from “not exactly small” to “almost huge”. (Thanks Wikitonary)

Thus, when I tell you, “We had quite a day”… Well, you get the point.

Grace notes:

Listen, dear friends. Isn’t it clear by now that God operates quite differently? He chose the world’s down-and-out as the kingdom’s first citizens, with full rights and privileges. This kingdom is promised to anyone who loves God… James 2:4 (The Message Bible)

I suspect I should add a caveat here, too.  These 31 posts are intended to be Quite Radically Christian in nature. They are not intended to promote any traditional denomination. Every one of them has to do with a real-life event from some point in time within the thirty plus years my husband and I have been following the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. I know, I know…that’s longer than some of you are old. But mothers and grandmothers have been offering experiential motivation since Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt, and Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever.  What He’s done for others—He’ll do for you.

So…just in case you’ve never visited the Contentment Cottage Blog before—or you’ve been here but haven’t picked up on the fact that Abundant Grace is a daily occurrence at our place…well…

Now you know.

If, on the other hand, you’re interested in reading about some amazing, inexplicable, hair-raising, eye-popping God things, come back and scroll to the tag “Quite A Journey” to follow along.

You’re in for quite a ride.

One comment

  1. I found you over at Nesting Place in the 31 Days links. Have browsed a little and very much like what I see. I love cottages – we recently moved into a house next door to my parents – we refer to it as the Little House, although we have mentioned calling it Stoneleaf Cottage. We also refer to it as our crooked little house, but I love the character. Your cottage sounds lovely – a place to relax with cookies and hot chocolate on a rainy afternoon. I love how you described it: “We live down the lane, in a little old cottage the color of rain”. That made me want to walk down that lane and knock on your door. I’ll be sure to drop by and visit again.

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