Tuesday, April 8, 2014

His Compassions Never Fail

'Gold Finch' photo (c) 2010, Matt Elsberry - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
Good morning, friend.
I’m enjoying the view this morning from my front-row seat here on the patio. The finches and sparrows are putting on quite a show in the garden. They’re fun to watch dressed in vibrant yellow and detailed markings - each one has its own purpose. Its own agenda. They freely flit in and out stopping to perch on the trellis, the feeder, the fence post or splash the dust from their feathers in the bird bath. Not a care in the world. I think they must know, sense it somehow, that our amazing God cares and provides for their every need.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:26)

'Double barred finches in the bird bath' photo (c) 2006, Percita - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

As you start this new week; perhaps with a mix of challenges and joys, blessings and disappointments…resolve right now to make it a great week. One. Day. At. A. Time.




Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Sometimes it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of our yesterdays and begin fresh and new each morning with a smile. But with Jesus, we certainly can. His compassions NEVER fail. He is ALWAYS with us. He alone is our true hope.

I just want to encourage you as you begin this new week. Whatever leaps of faith you’re contemplating, God can and will replace your uncertainty and doubt with strength and reassurance. Whatever situations you face with trepidation or fear, remember that you already have the authority to cast them out in the name of Jesus. Only accept what is from Him this week. You are His and He is yours.

Claim Him Lord of all!


Debbie

Monday, March 24, 2014

Guest Posting today - come join me!

She bloomed today!

After weeks of watching, waiting, watering, and yes…even a little praying…the long-anticipated event has come!

Grab your coffee (or tea) and come with me! Guest posting over at Robins Nest today: Here

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Reset!


I started the day with a walk around the garden and breathed in the scent of fresh, cool earth. I brushed my hand over the little clump of thyme and spikes of rosemary and noticed a few more buds on the dwarf lemon tree anxious to bear fruit.

I fed the goldfish in the pond and smiled at the progress of my roses and the hydrangea in the corner, all showing new signs of life on the brink of exploding in pinks, yellows and reds.

Oh, how my soul sings to the melody of each one.

Nehemiah 9:6 You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.



I walked over to the chicken coop and the 6 feathered friends eager for my attention. The smell of straw and “nature” brought me back to my youth; how I enjoyed my horses, barn, hay and the hours spent there contemplating life, future and all things teenager.

Sometimes it takes an unhurried moment…or three…to reset my clock and wipe away the bad days. I know we’re not promised a lifetime of “good days.” We live them one at a time come what may. But it’s cherished moments like thesewhen I stop and appreciate the joy found in simple pleasures that only strengthen my connection, my relationship with God. He knows my every challenge, fear and worry, how I’m pulled and stretched…yet He affords me time to breathe, to gather my thoughts, to hit that “reset” button and be face-to-face with life taking place all around me.

Psalm 104:24 - O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom has thou made them all: the earth is full of your riches. 

God knows your heart like no other. Ask Him to help you pause in the middle of your busy day to bring you back to your center. Spend time in the presence of the Lord of all creation.
Spend time with Jesus.

Many blessings,
Debbie


Monday, March 3, 2014

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