Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Just as the above scripture states...Blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
In the midst of trials....can you say this? Many moments in tears, I have called upon the LORD and tasted his goodness. Yes, even times like this.
My husband and I have often sang this song for a special at church:
In times like these you need a Saviour, In times like these you need an anchor.
Be very sure...be very sure...Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock.
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the One, This Rock is Jesus, The Only One!
Be very sure, be very sure...Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock.
In times like these you need the BIBLE...In times like these, O be not idle,
Be very sure, be very sure...Your anchor holds, and grips the Solid Rock.
So many times when we have sung this...I've thanked the LORD GOD ...HE is MY ANCHOR!
Nothing can pull me away from HIM...Nothing can separate me from the Love of GOD...He is always with me... I AM VERY SURE.
For several years now; I've had a heavy burden on my heart. One that many know...Mother's for sure.
Missing their children.
Seems that they grow up in a moment of time...and you recall so many days with them..so many moments. How could it pass so quickly!! You look at a photo and see that very day..as if it was now...but it isn't...is it?
and the tears flow.
God knows All this...and he knows the depth of love we have for those we miss.
I have truly...tasted the goodness of the LORD...in blessing me with a wonderful family. My children...you know; I've posted many times my thoughts upon this. God has watched over them in their absence...just as he watches over others.
and...this is where I have found another TASTE of HIS GOODNESS....
Children of others...God has placed in my pilgrim journey here on earth, serving Him.
One young woman who's blessed Mother died a couple years ago..God has put in my path...a wonderful friendship and bond we have made together. She is a precious Christian...reminds me so much...YES, of my own. She wants her new baby boy, to call me Nana. Tears of Joy!
Another young woman, who is so dedicated to God's service and labours with her family...corresponds with me in a friendship that has blossomed into cherished times of fellowship around God's work and Word...she wrote me recently..and said "I don't know what I'd do without you" ...Tears of Joy!
and yet another precious young woman...her mother deserted her as a child...we met about seven years ago when she came to my church. I took her under wing, since she was new in town...and that became a bond...like a Mother and Daughter. In fact, she calls me..her "Mother in the LORD"....She has sought my council many times and I was so touched to be able to fill a void in her life...(did she fill one for me as well?) Yes, often...
Sometimes, as we wait patiently on the LORD in the midst of our trials...the journey for us is in preparation. God chose to bring these young women into my life for a purpose...for all of us. How wonderful, to know that GOD cares for those voids in our lives that bring so much heartache.
We never stop loving or wanting our loved ones with us...
Everyday...I think upon each of my children. Their faces etched upon my heart. Their voices...always ready to hear.
But in each of their individual lives...they too must journey and let God use them.
Be not idle, the song says...walk daily with the LORD. Seek HIS WILL and let him have his perfect way with your life. You never know what he might NEED you to do for HIM!
Maybe YOU need to be a faithful FRIEND...or perhaps a CARING person who calls to check on those who need that moment... maybe you need to be that SISTER to do things with...or a DAUGHTER to a lonely Mother!! Maybe some small ones need a Grandmother figure...
They say Grandparents are one of the most important figures in a child's upbringing!!!
We will never take their place....but we can be a blessing in time of great need. A comfort in distress and a compassionate companion.
Ask the LORD...how he can use your LIFE...for others.
and...TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD....
Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
This is the day....I'm thankful for GOD's work in my heart.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This is the day, amongst many that I reflect on the good that GOD has given us in this land of ours called AMERICA.
The RED, WHITE and BLUE....significant colors.
I remember being told in my youth:
RED is the blood shed for our freedom.
WHITE for the purity of faith in our land...built upon by our forefathers
for us to keep!!
BLUE for justice and freedom.
This flag was given to my eldest son upon his return home from serving in Iraq with the National Guard.
Normally a flag encased like this has been given upon the death of a miltary service member...but for this occasion..Happily, it was rewarded service!!
Each time I look upon this flag...I recall the near death experiences my son encountered and the friends he did lose in the war. I'm reminded of my own father and his flag given to me upon his death. Faithful, courageous men ...valiant for a cause and willing to go where needed.
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!
My son in law recently returned to his homeland of AMERICA...from war. He too was courageous: earning medals for exceptional and merited service.
How thankful I am to know these men...my youngest son, my "other" son in law...ALL served or presetly serving our AMERICA...THE RED, WHITE and BLUE.
Men who could have and would have shed their blood for our freedom. Men of faith, who love the LORD GOD and want purity in our land and who want justice done and freedom to prevail.
THE AMERICAN FLAG...means a great deal to me. I cherish it's representation of what men and women have fought for down through the ages of time...and they still do!
We have soo much to be thankful for...to thank GOD he has blessed this land as he has...may we not forget to thank him, to glorify him and to be a people obedient to his will.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
II Chronicles 7:14
A promisee of God...we can count on it...we can expect it...because
Hebrews 10:23.... he is faithful that promised!!!
Blessings to you this day...