Friday, May 14, 2010
ITS FINALLY FRIDAY:
The above photo of my little "precious people" just makes me think of HAPPY..... PEACE....... JOY.................
Its good to remind ourselves that in God we can find that same joy. He is always ever ready to come and rescue us from ourselves - our emotions - our circumstances.
He never moves. NEVER.
What peace in knowing I can run to him and offer my burdens up to him and he is more than willing to carry them for me. I don't have to drag them around like a suitcase. I can just lay them at his feet.
Come unto me, all ye that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, Matt. 11: 28-29.
Praying this scripture today and a very dear member of my family. Praying that the Holy Spirit fill his heart and bring much needed rest and peace.
Thank you Lord for you mercy and grace and loving us with a never ending love.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Does it seem that bad news is more prevalent today than ever before. Every time I turn around I'm confronted with more bad news. More heartbreak? Before you stop reading.... lol Stay with me.
We do live in a fallen world. Period. Bad things happen to good people. My heart has been broken several times during my life. I now watch as members of my family are broken as well. I'm angry at the enemy this day! Very angry. He only comes to steal, kill and destroy.
I know - I know.... This is THANKFUL THURSDAY.... lol Okay..............
This day I am very thankful in heart.
God's word says to let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.
with our hearts "sprinkled clean" from an evil conscience and our bodies " washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
I believe that Day is drawing near. I'm so thankful that we have the word to run to and other believers to help encourage us in this walk..............
So thankful for being in the family of God and for the many amazing Brothers and Sisters in Christ that he has placed in my life to help support and encourage me to keep on keeping on. Pressing toward that mark.
Thank you to each and every one of you!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I know it has been quite some time since I posted along side you on Wednesday Gratitude.
Heidi... I so enjoyed your blog today and your BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS.... And especially the bare feet... That so reminded me of myself sitting on my front porch enjoying this amazing time of year. WHAT BEAUTY God has granted us while on this journey.
I love to go for long walks and just soak in his BIGNESS.........................
It makes it so easy to be in awe of our creator.
I'm thankful for the many writers out there that help me to refocus on what is truly important. So many times I get all consumed with my own little world and what MY HEART IS GOING THROUGH that I fail to do what God has called me to do. I should be more concerned about the hurting around me - the hungry around me - the LOST AROUND ME............... Thank you once again gals for allowing me to read into your lives and realize once again that this whole trip is NOT ABOUT ME and help me to recognize my SMALLNESS and the Lords BIGNESS......................I like that! :)
God bless and my prayer is that you all continue to allow God to use your many gifts for his glory!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Today I have Friendships on the heart. Isn't it amazing how the Lord brings people in and out of our lives and they touch a spot in our hearts that you know God used them just for that moment?
I have met many along the way. Some friendships are truly those that you know are meant for a life time. Others were only for that season. I'm thankful for ALL OF THE FRIENDSHIPS that God allowed along the path.
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27: 17(NKJV) Just like this scripture shares..... Friendships help in molding our character. Who God desires for us to be.
I've grown to appreciate what each friendship has brought into my life. Especially those of like faith. Its wonderful when we meet those along the road that you know the Lord used in your life:
Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; so does the sweetness of a friend's counsel that comes from the heart. Proverbs 27: 9
Thanking the Lord this day for christian friendship.