Thursday, November 20, 2014

5 Tips for Deepening Your Relationship with God

When I first met my husband, I was eager to spend time with him and get to know him more. He was a mystery and everything I learned about him was new and exciting! Then, as the layers of his life and personality were revealed to me, we grew closer and our bond as a couple was strengthened. In our desire to get to know each other more deeply, we talked, asked each other questions and discovered each other’s dreams. The more time we spent together, the more we learned and soon, our friendship developed into love…and that love has been with us now for over 32 years! What makes a relationship flourish? Time, energy, commitment and intentional love.

It is the same in our relationship with the Lord. We want to get to know Him and develop that bond into something deep, meaningful and lasting. But how do we accomplish that when God is not tangible?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You Are Able

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all
 we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work
 within us." Ephesians 3:20

To you, Lord, I am turning my eyes.  You hear my prayers and you know my heart.  There is nothing beyond your reach. You know what is best for me and for all those you love. Your power is great, Lord and I am trusting you!  Guide me along the path you have laid out for me and help me to walk in your ways. You are amazing, God!  You can do more than I can even imagine. Thank you for your constant care and love!  In Jesus' name, amen.

Blessings, 



Linked with:  Winsome WednesdaysW2W ,Three Word Wednesday

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up

I'm amazed that it is already Sunday afternoon and time to post Sharing His Beauty!  Where has the week gone?  As always, God was faithful to display so much of His beauty.  The week started out with a little bit of much needed rain in this drought stricken state.  I'm excited to say that we are expecting some more rain in a day or so, too! The Canadian Geese that frequent the golf course outside my door made a beautiful sight as they flew right past my window only a few yards off the ground.  It was stunning to see them fly right in front of the autumn trees just as the sun was setting! It was as if nature was showing off!

Where has God shown you His beauty this week?  Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information.  You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

You can also Tweet your participation by clicking here:  #Sharinghisbeauty

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog!  You may leave a comment on this post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today!  Click below for the linky!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Back of the Tapestry

Have you ever flipped over a tapestry and looked at the back? It’s not very pretty. There are knotted ends, loose strings and haphazard designs. The color is often dull and unappealing and the texture is anything but smooth. But, flip the tapestry back over to the front and a beautiful picture is revealed, perfect in every detail.

I was thinking about that the other day as I reflected on some of the situations in my life. My view, from the back, doesn’t always look that great. It seems like a tangled and confusing mess. I don’t always understand why things happen as they do or see how they could possibly have a purpose.

But still, I trust Him, for I know His word is true. He has proven it over and over.

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up

It has been a nice week here, in our home.  God has shown us beauty in so many places!  This morning it was through the Sunday morning message at our church.  The pastor and his wife shared together on marriage and raising kids and was such an encouragement!

Where has God shown you His beauty this week?  Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information.  You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

You can also Tweet your participation by clicking here:  #Sharinghisbeauty

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog!  You may leave a comment on this post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today!  Click below for the linky!