Exodus 33:14 reads..."The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
Are you going through some tough times right now, which can make it difficult to sleep? Last night...after a busy day on my feet, I was almost sick from the pain...but as I laid my head on the pillow, I began to ask God to take me under His loving wings...where there would be peace...and a place, where no evil could reach me...and just after I said that little prayer; I was fast asleep and I slept most of the night.
You know...it's so easy to allow our problems to keep us awake at night. It seems like one thought leads to another...until we find our minds out of control. Once this sets in, we seem to find ourselves caught up in a web...where we are controlled by each deceptive thought.
Tonight, as you rest...just let it all go into the heavens, where God can control...what evil is attempting to control you with. Once you let go...trust God and rest under His loving and compassionate wings; then you not only get rest; but you are also giving God a chance to work at the problem...so let go and rest in Him. Amen!
Good evening everyone! What a great Sunday this has been! It started out with God...then much rest and now time with you!
As we prepare to begin another new week; let us first seek refuge under the loving wings of Jesus... as we rest throughout the night; and then as we awaken to a brand new day, may we step directly into the footprints of Jesus; that He may lead us...guide us and direct us through another new day.
Many times in the past, I have thought of His footprints, as though I am getting out of bed and stepping into a pair of slippers. As long as I wear those slippers; they will help me to comfortably walk through the early morning hours of my day. In a similar way...when we begin our day, by stepping into the footprints of Jesus; then we will find peace and become more prone to follow every footprint that is laid out before us.
"To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps." I Peter 2:21
Always know that no matter how rough and troubled the moments may seem within your life; Jesus will ALWAYS be the Master of the sea...for whatever He allows within our lives...He will be there to control each moment that comes our way; so never focus on the tall wave that may be attempting to take you down; but rather, focus on the One, who can calm these troubling moments within your life...AMEN!!
Hello everyone! I'd like to introduce you, to one of my backyard friends! Our backyard is actually like a small forest...with trees, vines and bushes; so what's a forest without squirrels...birds and even raccoons.
As you can see...this little guy is a happy guy...and just think...he probably never knew that he would have a peanut to chomp on; but he came into the yard and definitely found what he was looking for.
How many of us can say that our faith stands strong, when we are struggling through life? Can we step out...and just know in our hearts that God will be there to care for us, when we are practically down to nothing? You know...it doesn't take much faith, for God to bless us. In fact, it says in Luke 17:6... "And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you."
No matter what you're facing...and no matter how scary life can seem...just step out in faith and I promise you; that God will definitely do the rest!
Good morning...and a "Happy Sunday," to you all! This is truly the day that the Lord hath made...and I'm rejoicing in it...are you? As I look out my window this morning...the trees and vines are where they were yesterday; but there is a different feel to what I am seeing outside my window...and that is because God has just created a whole new day...one, where we can see life in a different light; then what we saw it yesterday.
No matter what you may be experiencing in your life right now; just know that God has given you a brand new day...a new beginning, where all things have now been made new; so let go of yesterday and reach forth into a new day...one with new possibilities and new beginnings...one that God has just made for you!
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Good evening everyone! I thought I'd stop by for a bit...before resting for the night. It's been a busy day...but a good one. I just got off the phone with our international friend, after a good talk...and now I'm enjoying some time with my feet up, while my husband is helping me out with the dishes. The evening couldn't be any better!
One thing I have truly learned over the years...especially while supporting our international friend; is that it doesn't take much for me to be happy. I remember a time, when material things mattered...but now, it's just so good to be able to sit...relax and enjoy some quiet moments of peace. Seems like the simple things in life mean much more to me, than they ever did. Anyways...life is good, even through tiredness and pain...and why? Because it's real...it's life and even more...these are the moments that draw me even closer to Jesus...and that's what I love the most!
Well...have a great night...and even though I don't know you...you will be in my prayers before bed. Take care and I will see you tomorrow!
God bless & goodnight...Diane
In Psalm 23:1, we read... "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." To some...they may not see much meaning to this little verse; but God has truly helped me to understand the depth of each word...for it is not only saying that the Lord is our shepherd...but because He is our shepherd; He will ALWAYS be there to care for us. We don't need anything from this world...to suffice what we lack in this life; because He is everything...and He is not only everything; but He is the GOD that holds every resource within His mighty hands...and nothing in this world could ever be, without Him first being the creator of it all; so when you are in need...turn to the One who can help you in EVERY way!!
Happy Saturday everyone! Today, I would like to share one of my favorite photos. Actually, this was a picture I took several years ago, of a pregnant doe, as she rested under a pine tree.
There was a time, when my husband would walk our dogs through this field...and at this particular time, I had decided to join him.
Before leaving the house, he stuck a bag of cut up carrots in his back pocket and as we walked around a little trail in this field; the deer would follow him. It was an amazing site...as the golfers on the other side of the field would stand in amazement, as to what was taking place.
At the time, we had a dog named Jack and Keith had taught him, to not chase the deer...and he never did...and what was even more amazing; is that the deer were not afraid of Jack.
Whenever I look at this picture...I not only remember the good memories I cherish from this time in my life; but I remember a peaceful moment that not only became a photo on paper...but a photo within the file box of my mind.
You know...sometimes we can become so caught up, in what has gone wrong in our lives; that these moments seem to camouflage the good memories we once held within our hearts and minds.
No matter what you are facing right now...never allow these moments to erase or cover up the good moments you once experienced in your life; but rather, let the good thoughts shine through and be the hope that can help you to anticipate, even better things to come!
How many times do we feel overwhelmed by life...to the place, where we want to give up? I remember many times in my past, when I felt this way; but I came to see in the end; that the only reason why I wanted to give up, was because I was too focused on what the circumstance was attempting to whisper in my ear at the time...like, "Look...you're in too deep; there will never be a way out." Isn't it amazing how these circumstances can convey messages that become a leash around our neck...leading us to a place of total despair. Sometimes, I wonder why we find it so much easier to listen to this voice of circumstance, rather than the still small voice of God; that can bring comfort and hope to us, during times such as these?
In John 10:27-28, we read... "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand."
When we can discern between the voice of almighty God and the deceptive voice of evil; then we will find it much easier to shut out the voice of deceit...and how do we do that? We have a connection with God that draws us to the familiarity of His loving voice.