Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Treasures of the SNOW



God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. For he saith to the snow, Be thou upon the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
He sealth up the hands of every man; that all men may know his work.
JOB 37:5-7



A treasure to us who have not had snowfall in over 13 YEARS! what a blessing it was a week ago to find snow flakes trickling down under the streetlights of our neighborhood.

Amazing the excitement that ensues! Though some up NORTH have had enough...we had only just begun! It was near 7:30 as it began and by 10 p.m. neighborhood kids were outside PLAYING in the SNOW! ( I eyed a few adults ...myself included!)

What is it about SNOW that makes people...even up North if you will admit it...

THAT FIRST SNOW FALL...brings a refreshment to the air..and a BEAUTY all it's own.

The pure whiteness of it all...purity...cleaness...brightness.

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? JOB 38:22a

I learned from a message our Pastor preached soon after the snowfall...that Snow actually purifies the air..as a filter. Tons of bacteria are cleansed from the air to the ground. Snow kills germs of Malaria for one.

This recent snowfall...hit 49 states in the USA! How gracious GOD is...to cleanse the Earth in this place...USA..for us.

Snow also has sounds that are in harmony like musical notes and the snow can be measured by these means.

Amazing that snow...can stop a train in its tracks...and yet...little children build a snowman for their pleasure.

All in it's season...all for a purpose...all for creation.



Even my dog, Gus...had his pleasure of the Treasures of the SNOW!

He ran about happily spaying up flurries of his own snow makings! The COLD didn't bother him a bit. It was shear pleasure!

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and...of course the only KID around was my eldest son visiting..so he took upon himself the building of our snowman! small in stature but great in representation!



The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament his handywork.
Psalm 19:1

Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18


Hope

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rest for the Soul...




I love this photo of an open BIBLE. If you have ever grasped the depth of this book...you know what a blessed TREASURE you have in your hand.

My Bible

Though the cover is worn,
and the pages are torn,
and though places bear traces of tears.
Yet more precious than gold,
is this Book worn and old,
that can shatter and scatter my fears.

When I prayerfully look,
in this precious old Book,
many treasures and pleasures I see;
many tokens of love,
from the Father above;
Who is nearest and dearest to me.

This old Book is a guide,
'tis a friend by my side;
it will lighten and brighten my way.
And with each promise I find,
it soothes and gladdens my mind,
as I read it and head it today.

To this Book will I cling,
of it's worth will I sing;
Though great losses and crosses be mine.
For I cannot despair,
though surrounded by care,

While possessing this blessing divine.
Annon.

I remember in my youth thinking the NEW testament was the OLD updated! Little did I know that this book was COMPLETE in it's entire and that the OLD and the NEW walked together hand in hand. Compliment one another, confirm truths, manifest God's holiness and divine hand upon man's life.

When I think of the verse that says..

Thus saith the LORD, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls....
Jeremiah 6:16a


I wonder? how many today...how many young people especially? Understand or even know THIS BOOK...the BOOK OF LIFE...the BOOK OF HOPE...THE BOOK OF ETERNITY!

THE BOOK OF TODAY! ...it is the most current book of the day!

It applies to all mankind at any time in history! But how many think of this as an outdated book.

Imagine neglecting to read the book that can give REST to your SOUL!

Man reads books of all kinds...seeking perhaps help on how to do this or that, maybe some advice on issues...like health. I myself have been researching Breast Cancer ...

But, I find in all the books conflicting words...some agree...some don't.

One thing I find...is that in this BLESSED King James Bible...

I find ALL TRUTH and I find that all the pieces are fitly joined together and AGREE!

and...I do indeed find REST for my soul!

Today, as I did my devotions the verse in Jeremiah came to my heart and I also noticed in reading it...the last part.

...But, they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16b

Imagine!! not wanting REST for your soul, promised by the LORD!

I then read this passage in Acts (the NEW testament)

Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
Acts. 13:46


....but seeing ye put it from you.... CHOICE

...and judge yourselves.............. CHOICE

Old Testament Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

New Testament II John 1-6 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

I rejoice greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.


The only reason this book is OLD...is because it has lasted down the ages...still relevant today....and as precious as ever to those who read it and head it.

I wonder? How many realize..that this is the book of the LIVING..it is alive and speaks....to the HEART of man...if he will only receive it.

Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Psalm 199:90

Thy word is true from the beginning; and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. Psalm 119:160

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friends, Compassion and Encouragement



Three Words that can mean so much.....

Friends, Compassion and Encouragement

Especially at this time in my life...a Breast Cancer Journey.

I have truly been overwhelmed with the loving kindness of many friends.

I've received calls and cards from people I've not talked to in quite some time...

that's okay...I was on their HEART and they let me know!

Some friends have reached out by hugs of compassion.

Oh what a wonder a HUG can do!

Friends, Compassion and Encouragement


Gifts....handmade...sent with LOVE....for a cause

The photo is a handmade gift sent to me by a friend..

whom I've never met in person.

JOY...and as with her name she spreads much JOY.

I was so touched when my husband came in from the mailbox and handed me a little parcel.

FOR ME?
...I saw the return address...From JOY!

She handmade the sweet PINK cloth...added a warm scented sandalwood soap!

and this lovely handmade Leaf butterfly pin!



As I looked over her gifts I could see her heart reaching out...Pink obviously for my Breast Cancer Journey...and perhaps the Butterfly pin as a reminder of the comfort once given on another journey of faith.

THANK YOU JOY Your thoughtfulness...is a treasure in my heart.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.... Proverbs 17:22a

THIS IS THE DAY....I'm reminded of the many Special people..GOD has put in my path.

HOPE

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Cancer Journey



Along with THIS IS THE DAY...
I will be posting from time to time on my other blog
Watering Wells Of Hope...My Cancer Journey...

The link is found on the Pink Rose on the side bar.

I hope that you will again find cups of refreshing as I share with you the many blessings the LORD has and will continue to do as I walk with him in faith..and trust HIS perfect hand upon my life.

For those of you new to my blog Watering Wells of Hope...It began with a testimony of a fiery trial in my life that the LORD used for a purpose...to HIS praise and glory and to the saving of a precious soul.

Please join me there for another JOURNEY OF HOPE.

I will continue to post here at THIS IS THE DAY...for uplifting words and devotional thoughts that I pray will bless you.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


Thank you to all who visit!

HOPE