Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Filled with Joy!

"We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need.  May you be filled with joy."  Colossians 1:11

Thank you, Jesus, for supplying us with strength!  During our time of waiting, you have given us endurance that we couldn't have had without you.  Sometimes we felt impatient, but now, we realize that even in that, you were teaching us how to persevere.  Each step of the way, when we were uncertain or even experiencing trial, you were teaching us something needed for this next season of our life.  Thank you for your comfort and healing.  In you, we find indescribable joy and our hearts are full!  We are praising your name as we step out in faith!  In your holy name, amen.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sharing His Beauty

This week, I've seen God's beauty in a pile of boxes in our home!  Over the past year and a half, my husband and I have been on a journey.  As we sought to follow the Lord during this time, we found ourselves in a season of waiting.  And in our waiting, there were some trials and turmoil.  However, even in the most difficult of times, we felt God's presence.  We have been trusting Him and as always, God is faithful!  In a little over two weeks, we will be moving back to where we consider home to be.  I can't even tell you how thrilled I am!  I'm sure there will be many blog posts sharing all that I am feeling, but for now, I just want to share how God is always so good!  He always knows what is best and He always has a wonderful plan!  I am so excited to see this plan of His unfold.  So, as I frantically pack up our home and get everything organized, I am praising God for His clear direction in our lives!  Hearing from God is truly beautiful!

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.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Each Season Will Be Summer

I love the different seasons of the year. Each one has its own special quality to be enjoyed and appreciated. In the spring, new life bursts forth and nature seems to have endless energy. The flowers spring up, the grass turns green seemingly overnight and the fields and streams are teaming with life. Summer closely follows with long, sunny days that allow endless hours to enjoy the beauty that the earlier season provided. At the end of summer comes the harvest when nature reaps the bounty of the activity of the previous months. Then, the evenings begin to cool, the leaves curl, turn golden brown and fall to the ground, leaving behind what appears to be empty branches. Autumn has arrived. Finally, winter blows its frigid breath across the earth and life seems to be on hold. But, is it really? In the winter, when the earth is frozen and no buds are on the trees, is life gone? We may feel that all is withered and dead, but God is still there, working beneath the snow covered surface to renew life once more.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sharing His Beauty

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.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My Right Hand

"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8

Whenever I am anxious, Lord, I remember to keep looking to you.  I have no need to fear for you have promised to never leave me.  Thank you for the strength and protection you give!  Even when things seem unclear, I know you have a plan and I am trusting you.  Help me now, Lord, to patiently await the unfolding of that plan.  With you by my side I am strong!  In Jesus' name, amen.

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