Wednesday, March 31, 2010
220. A glorious day - working in the gardens - I love this time of year!
221. Waking up to sunshine and birds singing.
222. Spending a day with hubby!
223. Mr. Cardinal at my feeder!
224. Peepers! March 23
225. Laughter and fun with friends.
226. God's conviction.
227. God's grace.
228. Energy - renewed.
229. His providing us with our "daily bread".
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
We pray each morning for God to have His way with the farm, the business, and us. Money is very tight and the business is not going very well -however, we trust Him to provide, and to do what needs to be done.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits –
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
These words from the Word were part of my study this morning and they really hit me anew.
My heart is filled with thanksgiving to my Heavenly Father who has bestowed His benefits on me – such an undeserving one!
How I praise Him for His grace and mercy to me.
As you read these words and think on the message here I pray that your heart, too, will be filled with thanks and praise to HIM.
· Crowns of love and compassion
· Satisfaction of our desires
Does that not thrill your soul?
Dear one, I pray it does!
Ask yourself these questions....
What does this mean for my life?
Do I reflect the glory of His benefits in my life?
How can I do a better job of doing this?
Be intentional - Make a decision to reflect on this portion of Scripture throughout the day; write these verses on a file card; carry them with you; read them often; make them a part of who you are! Fill your heart with His message to you! How blessed you will be!
Dear Abba - Father,
I give you thanks and praise for your benefits to us. May we never for a moment take You for granted. May we stand in awe of what You have sacrificed for us. May we realize how much You love us. And may we bask in YOU every moment of every day!
I thank You for Your forgiveness and redemption; for the renewal that You bring into our lives; for the healing, love and compassion that You bestow on us; for Your justice and Your righteousness. Praise You, Lord.
In Jesus Name,
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Well. Needless to say I was not impressed. As our 7 year old granddaughter, Madi, would say – “Grammie’s getting anxious.” Hubby confessed that he had “done wrong” so I had to forgive him & let it go.
Later that day my daughter, Madi, and I were doing some beading. Madi made a beautiful necklace and I said, “Oh. I can’t even take a picture of it because Grampie messed up my card.”
Madi says, “Grammie. Haven’t you forgiven him?”
My reply, “Yes, darlin’. I have forgiven him.”
Her response, “Well, if you have forgiven him then you’re not supposed to talk about it again.”
That one hurt!
From a 7 year old!!!!
I’m sure you have heard the phrase – “from the mouth of babes”...
Well! This one was from the mouth of a very smart little girl!
How I pray that she gets this lesson early on in life and understands the implications of it .
We are so forgiven by our Heavenly Father – how can we not forgive our family, friends, and our enemies.
My prayer for you today is that this is a lesson you have already learned and been able to practice. Know that you are forgiven; that your Father never brings it up again.
1 Corinthians 13:5 (speaking of love)
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Psalm 103: 8-12
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbour his anger forever:
he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
Blessings on you today. May you meditate on this lesson and if you feel the Holy Spirit prompting you to do something in a situation in your life then follow His lead. Have a forgiving heart! Be the one to take the high road and be an example of Christ to those around you!
RESTING IN HIM,
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Or has it been a while since you've felt able to do that?
Revelation 5:9 ... "then they sang a new song."
I don't want to take this one verse out of context but I just have to say that its words thrill me!
A NEW SONG!
With our SAVIOR!
Can you picture it?
The One who was slain for our iniquities [Isaiah 4:6]; the One who purchased our redemption with His blood; the One who loved the world so much that He went to the cross for the world - IS WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE!
In Chapter 5 of the Book of Revelation we are told how John saw the angels encircling the throne the elders and living creatures singing:
V. 12 "Worthy is the Lamb , who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!"
V. 13 .... every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them singing:
"to him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!"
O, my prayer for you today is that you are singing the redemption song here on earth today! And that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that someday you'll be in glory singing around the throne!
As I sit here writing this and contemplating His Word and what HE means to my life, I receive a phone call that another saint has gone to be with the Lord! How sad I am for family and friends - but how my heart sings for him! He is now in the heavenly realms - no more pain, no more confusion, no more suffering! Singing a new song! Praise the LORD!
Blessings sweet ones,
Resting in Him,
Monday, March 8, 2010
God has blessed me in the past 2 hours... my goal for this morning was to dust and vacuum the downstairs ... and to wash the floors.
As of right now:
# 208. I have dusted and vacuumed the whole downstairs of this big old house with minimal pain - and I feel GOOD! Thank You, Jesus! I will do the washing part in a few moments! :)
Praise Your Name!
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
201. Sharing God's Word with a baby Christian!
202. Reading the word and Praying with hubby!
203. A sense of serenity and balance.
204. Hearing the birds sing.
207. Dirty windows - this means the sun is shining! :)
I am so blessed today! Help me to keep my focus on You, and on those things that are true, and noble, right, lovely and pure. Thank you for sun shine today! Thank you for Your Son!!! Be with those reading this today - may they see You in the places they go, in the conversations they have, in the people they meet. I give You praise for Who You are! Thank you, Lord.
Blessings on you all today!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
What does it take to "amaze" you?
- a newborn baby
- a toddler playing
- a mom breastfeeding her babe
- a lovenote from my grandchild
- seeing loved ones exhibit HIS peace in the midst of trials
- experiencing His joy in the life of a new Christian
- witnessing the strength of God in the life of one who has lost a spouse
- new flowers peeking out of the gorund
- beautiful sights of nature
- witnessing someone walk after being in a wheelchair for 4 years!
- my husband asking me to pray with him!
These are just a few of the things that amaze me! Each one of these is because of God and His work in my world. Hallelujah! Praise His Name!
Luke 5:26 - Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today."
Can you say these words today? I pray that you can; that you will stop, take a moment or two, look around you and be filled with awe. Don't let the trials and hardships, or busy-ness steal your joy in the Lord; or steal the peace that only He can give.
Blessings on you today sweet ones!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name of John."
The words "your prayer has been heard" popped out to me fresh and anew!
Do you ever wonder if He hears your prayers?
Do you ever wonder if He listens to your pleas for security, for safety, for healing, for circumstances to change?
KNOW THIS - HE HEARS!
He knows everything your heart desires before you even know it!
He knows the words you're going to speak before you even speak them!
"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."
Whoa! He tells us He will listen to us - He hears us!
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.
My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.
Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; The Lord accepts my prayer.
My prayer today is that each one reading these words - His Words - BELIEVES that He is the God who hears! Pour your heart out to HIM. He wants you to come to Him and "tell all". He hears and He answers!
Blessings on you, sweet ones, as you draw close to Him!
Monday, March 1, 2010
190. Prayer - to a LISTENING God!
191 . Lunch with friends.
192. Safe and Secure while the wind and rain bombards us - Psalm 63:4-8
193. Being able to bless others with my "bounty".
194. February 24 - tips of spring flowers peeking thru the ground - WooooHoooo!
195. Seeing a Bald Eagle in the Valley! Awesome!
196. Safety on the road - in terrible rain!
197. Discovering "Cora's"!
198. Finding a "surprise" note from Madison when I arrived home ... "I love you, Grammie. You are a Princess."
199. Canada winning the GOLD in both Women's and Men's Hockey!
200. Quietness and Rest.
Thank You, Lord, for Your bountiful blessings to me!