Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day to my dear hubby, my dad and our precious heavenly Father-

We bow down and worship you  LORD....we bow down and we crown you the King...
LORD of all Lords you will be...You are LORD of my life and King of all kings...


He is precious and worthy of all our praise, may we live for Him completely.
Happy day to you :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

seasons...

An interesting book review and blog here...especially with summer about, time to cram in some books!  Here in our little coastal town, life in the summer becomes filled with "people from away" and the locals working like crazy, because again, we're a little coastal town that thrives on the tourism.  Its funny, we yearn for the summer (sun mostly) and then it comes and most us don't enjoy the picturesque beauty, and we yearn for the end of "the season." And then the winter comes...and stays and we yearn for the summer...and then it comes....I suppose you get my point. ☺

But truthfully, as I look at where I am and where I live, I find myself offering up praises to my Lord for His majesty.  I praise Him, though I may not be lounging about as so many I see, I live here, where they have traveled to, from who knows where and from what life they may have.  And (yes, yes, I know I'm not supposed to start sentences with "and"- it is fitting for how I'm speaking though) when it all comes down to it, my treasures are not to be here, but with my precious Lord, where one day I will be in His glorious presence...and for this, I am accountable for my actions, attitudes and heart in the now.

I must remember there are seasons for everything.  A time to sow and a time to reap, a time to work and a time for rest, and a time to live and a time to die...and I have the promise of Heaven when all is said and done.  So for now, with my mini temper tantrums and woe-is-me moments (fortunately, most are in my head!) when I see the "people from away" enjoying their visits or seasonal stays, I will humbly request the Lord's mercy and forgiveness, and remember I am rich beyond measure for the Creator of all that is good and lovely... loves me with an abounding grace.  He has a season for me and truly does care about my heart's desires.  I will look to Him and praise Him and serve Him with all I am and do, for He has lessons for me to learn and places for me to serve...may my heart be pleasing to Him, that one day He shall say, "well done my good and faithful servant."

Thinking of you, praying you see Him in the everything, that you see Him, yourself and situations through His eyes and praise in all times...for He is good always!


It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.

So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul- then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil.
Deuteronomy 11:12-14 (New International Version)
a glimpse at His beauty in the everyday moments...


Sunday, June 13, 2010

It is well with my soul...

Do you do the same as me?  Since beginning to blog, I notice so many more things in my day that I start turning into a post in my mind-running through it, analyzing it, chuckling with myself about something (at least I'm not having a full blown out conversation with myself! )

Well, with this said, I have so many posts running through my mind, I can't seem to narrow them down, thus making it into a bigger deal than it is (after all, it really is just rambling sometimes) and voila-what do I write? NADA!  This is that ridiculous perfectionist attitude coming out-all or nothing, and sadly most of the time it ends up being nothing.  Yes, the Lord is working on this area of my life (among the many other areas!)

Alright, so what am I writing about today...seasons I suppose and trust.  Trust in the faith I have.  Trust in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Trust that I can hear His voice.  Trust that if I mess up, He will forgive me and use it for His glory.  Trust that I can do it.  Trust that He really does care about my worries, short comings, flaws and insecurities.  Trust that it will work out, even if it doesn't work out the way I have planned.  Just trust.


Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.


And there is nothing in particular that brings these thoughts, just seasons.  Times when I feel He is stirring and cleansing, healing, bringing things to the surface to cleanse away, to show His goodness in comparison to what was not good in the "former life."  When I was dead in sin, a life I lived without hope, searching for fulfillment and peace not knowing it was Him I needed.  But He came, with His grace, His love, His mercy and rescued me- a lost soul, sinful, broken, angry, scared and foolish me.  He laid His life down on a cross, shattered and torn skin, blood shed for someone like me.  Someone who didn't know, who spoke foolishness, someone who searched in all the other places and mocked the Truth...because I didn't know.  He still came for me, because He loved and loves me.  He still embraced the foolish girl who didn't know the love of a Father so great, so mighty, abounding in an endless grace and passion for His creation.  And with mercy, He embraced this broken spirit and brought me into His family, back to where I should have always been, but had to choose.  Humbly, I sit and write these words, humbled by a love that surpasses all human emotion and nature, a love that is free from the depths of sin, a love that can only be from our Savior, a true and holy love.  I can't even wrap my mind around these thoughts, but He has given me a glimpse into His goodness, that I may know Him...that you may know Him.  Our heavenly Father is precious, worthy of our praise.  For He loves us, not because we loved Him, but because He loved us first.


This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest 

for your souls

It is well with my soul...


Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


Is He good!  He is good always, always, always!  Find rest in your souls with Him, spend the time with Him in His word, learning, knowing your precious Creator, Father, Friend, Comforter, Savior.  Find who you are in Him, you are precious to Him.


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.



Psalm 19:9-11 (New International Version)



 9 The fear of the LORD is pure, 
       enduring forever. 
       The ordinances of the LORD are sure 
       and altogether righteous.


 10 They are more precious than gold, 
       than much pure gold; 
       they are sweeter than honey, 
       than honey from the comb.


 11 By them is your servant warned; 
       in keeping them there is great reward.

A wonderful post here from Ann@a holy experience...

Bless you sweet friends, praying for and with you, know you are loved by our most Awesome and loving God.  Jesus came and died on the cross, His blood shed for your sins and He was resurrected 3 days later, defeating death, that you might be reconciled back to your heavenly Father, and with your faith and repentance, you receive the gift of eternal salvation offered wholly and completely through the grace of the Lord.  This is a priceless gift, have you accepted it, for He stands, knocking at your door.  Will you let Him in and begin to live?  Truly live-a life filled with hope, freedom and healing and the promise of eternity with Him, with the unconditional love of a perfect heavenly Father.  He is good always, rest in Him...



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