Monday, July 27, 2009

His love notes...

Psalm 121 (NIV)

A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

What a beautiful psalm this is, blessings from our Lord!

A dear friend always refers to sweet things from our Lord as "love notes" from Him. Yesterday, after some time together at the store, hubby, the boys and I were sitting in the car as I fed the baby before our ride home. A thunderstorm passed by and just as amazing as that, we look over to see the most beautiful rainbow. The colors became more vibrant as we watched it grow into a full arch and then adding to His precious love note a second rainbow appeared over the first. It wasn't as bright as the first but it was most surely there. Staring at it I truly realized what a gift I was seeing. There in front of me was God's creation, pure and simple. It wasn't anything painted or created by a man, but the true colors as created by our most precious Father, vibrant, alive and real. The boys spoke of how it was created and yes, we do know why it was happening but we discussed that God is a God of order and He blesses us by inviting us to know the "why's" of certain things. This rainbow wasn't just a "scientific" happening, it was a sign from our Lord He created for Noah thousands of years ago... and for us today...a precious love note of His awesomeness...

Praying you'll look at all of His creation around you today...the sweet smiles or even crying eyes of your little ones, the hands of your hubby, the voice of your neighbor, the bird singing above, the simple blade of grass growing underfoot, the moment of quiet, fragrance of the blooming flower...see the love notes He has created for you, His awesome love, grace and goodness...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

are your eyes open???

Reading this this morning...
A great reminder to the subtlties of the enemy's ways...have you closed or opened the door? I am convicted of what are we feeding our spritual health here in our home? Are we glorifying the Lord by what we hear, see and say? Sadly, I would say no. It is the little things that I tend to pass...the cartoon that "might not be okay sometimes," the sitcom that has some "questionable situations" on occasion, the movie that glorifies "the unglorifiable"...

May we search our hearts and pray for the Lord's discernment upon what we are allowing ourselves and our children to "feed on".

His mercies are new every morning and His grace and love is abundant. God bless you in your walk with Him, may the love of our precious savior, Jesus Christ be in you hearts today, remembering the sacrifice He made for all of us and the freedom that He gives to us freely when we ask. Repentance brings freedom in a life of Jesus. Admitting our sins and knowing we cannot save ourselves bring freedom. Jesus died for our sins and desires a personal relationship with us...we only need to ask Him to come into our hearts that He may live in us. It is by His strength that we can live a life of hope, healing, forgiveness and freedom. He is the way the, truth and the life.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:5-7 (in Context) John 14 (Whole Chapter)

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