Saturday, September 3, 2011

Stay the course!

Psalm 119:33-40 "God, teach me lessons for living
      so I can stay the course.
   Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—
      my whole life one long, obedient response.
   Guide me down the road of your commandments;
      I love traveling this freeway!
   Give me a bent for your words of wisdom,
      and not for piling up loot.
   Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets,
      invigorate me on the pilgrim way.
   Affirm your promises to me—
      promises made to all who fear you.
   Deflect the harsh words of my critics—
      but what you say is always so good.
   See how hungry I am for your counsel;
      preserve my life through your righteous ways!"  The Message

Teach me...Give me....Guide me...Give me...Divert my eyes...Affirm your promises to me...Deflect my critics...See how hungry I am for your counsel Lord.  I want to be all that you want me to be.  Help me to be who you want me to be.  I want to stay the course....the path that you have laid out for me. Even when that path is bumpy, rocky and just down right hard!  

So thankful that my daddy has big arms to carry me down the path at times.

What about you?  Is he there for you?  Are you letting him carry you down that bumpy path?  He's waiting for you to ask him to help carry you.  Don't put it off!  You will be amazed how easier that bumpy path can get if you just TRUST HIM to carry you down the path.

Still wanting to stay the course,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm on the mountain with HIM!

Psalm 144: 1-4 The Message
1-2 Blessed be God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well. 
   He's the bedrock on which I stand, 
      the castle in which I live, 
      my rescuing knight, 
   The high crag where I run for dear life, 
      while he lays my enemies low. 

 3-4 I wonder why you care, God 
      why do you bother with us at all? 
   All we are is a puff of air; 
      we're like shadows in a campfire. 

I'm standing on my "Jesus" which I stand.  As I read this verse about us being a puff of air to Him, I started thinking about how nice it would be to be able to breathe easily when I go out doors.  I love the outdoors!  I miss the outdoors!  For some reason right now God has me indoors.  I'm in an anonymous season in my life right now, according to author "Alicia Britt Chole".  ~Anonymous~ Our hidden years are God's sacred spaces to be rested in, not rushed through and most definitely never to be regretted."  

So God my mountain, I refuse to feel like I'm in a valley!  I'm on the mountain with you!  You have trained me to fight and I will continue to fight this battle of lung issues I've had for the last year, you are my rescuing knight and I trust that you will continue to lay my enemies low!

Waiting because He is Worthy!  Learning to BE STILL and REST!

How about you?  Are you trying to rush through a sacred space that God has placed you in?  Try to Be Still and Rest and see what it is that God is going to teach you through whatever it is that you are going through.  So glad he cares!  Thank you God for caring for ME!

Resting in HIM,


Climb that "thang!"

I wrote this post back in January of 2007  and I still have those pesky bugs and the enemy is still trying to rob me of my joy on a weekly ...