“Disappointment /His Appointment, Change One Letter…

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I appreciate prayer as I continue to recover from a respiratory infection.  I’m still sick but doing better.
Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/
500. I will not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, I will present my requests to God.  And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. (from Phil 4:6-7)
501. And my God will meet all my needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (from Phil 4:19)


502.Disappointment —
His Appointment

“Disappointment — His Appointment”
Change one letter, then I see
That the thwarting of my purpose
Is God’s better choice for me.
His appointment must be blessing,
Tho’ it may come in disguise,
For the end from the beginning
  Open to His wisdom lies.

“Disappointment — His Appointment”
Whose?  The Lord, who loves me best,
Understands and knows me fully,
Who my faith and love would test;
For, like loving earthly parent,
He rejoices when He knows
That His child accepts, UNQUESTIONED,
All that from His wisdom flows.

“Disappointment — His Appointment”
“No good thing will He withhold,”
From denials oft we gather
Treasures of His love untold,
Well He knows each broken purpose
Leads to fuller, deeper trust,
And the end of all His dealings
Proves our God is wise and just.

“Disappointment — His Appointment”
Lord, I take it, then, as such.
Like the clay in hands of potter,
Yielding wholly to Thy touch.
All my life’s plan in Thy moulding,
Not one single choice be mine;
Let me answer, unrepining —
“Father, not my will, but Thine.”

Edith Lillian Young

Job 23:14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me:
and many such things are with him.

503. “Sometimes on the Rock I tremble
Weak of heart and faint of knee,
But the Steadfast Rock of Ages
Never trembles under me.”(Unknown)

504. “The will of God has taken me
where the grace of God can keep me,
where the arms of God can support me,
where the riches of God can supply my needs,
where the power of God can give me strength.
The will of God has taken me
where the Spirit of God can work through me,
where the wisdom of God can teach me,
where the arm of God can protect me,
where the hands of God can mold me.
The will of God has taken me
where the love of God can surround me,
where the mercies of God can sustain me,
where the peace of God can calm my fears,
where the authority of God can overrule for me.
The will of God has taken me
where the comfort of God can dry my tears,
where the Word of God can feed me,
where the miracles of God can be done for me,
where the omnipresence of God can find me.”


God’s Relationship With Me

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Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/
492. God’s Relationship With Me
                                                From the book Taking Every Thought Captive by Alaine Pakkala

God wants to have an intimate relationship with me.
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3

God knows everything about me and He still loves me.
O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar offIf I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:1-2, 9-10

God’s love for me is not influenced by anything I ever did or ever will do.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. I John 4:10

The creator of the universe loves me.
Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us our for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was kind intent] Ephesians 1:4-5 Amp.

God is in control of everything in my life.
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:10

God never makes a mistake.
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Psalm 18:30

God understands fully even when no one else does.
And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: Genesis 16:13

God has a plan for the crooked places.
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring it to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50:20

I am important to God.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Psalm 139:17-18

God wants to help me today.
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of righteousness and justice. Isaiah 41:10 Amp.

I am not alone.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:9-10

God is on my side.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Psalm 118:6

God always makes the right decisions.
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 Amp.

God is a good and righteous judge.
But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
God hates sin.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

God spares me from His wrath because of what Christ did on the cross for me.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

God has realistic expectations of me today.
Come  unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in hart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

God accepts me.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:16

God forgives me when I sin.
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions,  and as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed. Isaiah 44:22

God knows when I am trying to follow Him and He is pleased.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. Isaiah 42:3

God really loves me.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. I John 4:9

God hides me in the shadow of His wings.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: Psalm 91:4a

God has good things planned for my life.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

God is concerned with meeting my physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

God knows all the “what ifs” of my life.
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. Psalm 119:165

God knows when I am overwhelmed.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14

God collects my tears. He weeps with me.
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? Psalm 56:8

God enjoys me.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty: he will save he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:3

God thinks that I am precious.
You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body. I Corinthians 6:20 Amp.

God has adopted me as His child.
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Psalm 27:10

God loves me with an everlasting love.
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3b

God feels compassion towards me.
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11

God wants to bless me.
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord endureth forever: Psalm 138:8a

God sees everything and hears when I pray.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

God knows all about me, even my secret thoughts.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. Psalm 147:5

God calls me His beloved.
Put on therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Colossians 3:12

God chose me and brought me close to Himself.
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by right hand. Psalm 73:23

God protects me.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. Psalm 121:7


(I am going back through my blog before I began counting my 1000 gift gratefulness list and finding some nuggets God blessed me with on this journey and adding them into my list now)

493. Psalm 18:1-6 (Passage Esther D. and I memorized together when starting the Gerson Therapy)

 1 I love you, LORD, my strength.

 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
   my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
   my shield[b] and the horn[c] of my salvation, my stronghold.

 3 I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
   and I have been saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death entangled me;
   the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
   the snares of death confronted me. 6 In my distress I called to the LORD;
   I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
   my cry came before him, into his ears.


494. This is the verse that has most often been in my mind in 2011:  “My soul, my soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is found in Thee alone”

496. “Today, will I surrender my fears, my future, my what ifs, my life to the God of the heavens? The sovereign one with whom there are no accidents. With whom truth gives way, shining its light on the very core of my fears. With whom His very Word, that which we can hold in our fingertips, and take into the inner places of our beings…..brings hope, love, truth, comfort, encouragement, courage, forgiveness, healing, strength and endurance…and the ability to surrender to Him.” By Stacy at http://hiswaynotmine.blogspot.com/ 

This article has done me a world of good this year
498. Back in Feb I journalled:  “At times  I feel like I am drowning and huge waves are crashing over my head, one after another and when I can come up for air and get a breath, I am hollering out to God to “  H-E-L-P!   I am so afraid!   Please save me, Lord!” 
Oh my dear, precious  Father-I can say now from experience YOU surely are my Lifeboat in the crashing waves around me. You are right here in the ocean with me in the midst of the storm.  YOU are my guiding Lighhouse.  You are my strong Tower, my Rock, my strength, my help, my salvation, my all in all, my Everything. 
499. Nancy Louise introducing me to the funny Glasbergen cartoons 🙂

“Your Hands”


Pickles by Brian Crane from www.GoComics.com
Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/
“Your Hands”–I love this song.  It’s one of my new favorites.
490.”God is not disillusioned with me because He had no illusions about me in the first place.”–Coates
“My dearly loved Child,
I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with living kindness. You are the apple of My eye. I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands. No longer will they call you deserted for I will rejoice over you. I will take great delight in you; I will quiet you with My love, and I will rejoice over you with singing. I will gather you into my arms and carry you close to my heart.

I do not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. I thought you would call me “Father” and not turn away from following Me. For I know the thoughts and the plans I have for you plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Come unto Me and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. My presence will go with you and I will give you rest. I am with you when you are with me. If you seek Me, I will be found by you. I go before you and will be with you; I will never, no never, no, never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Look! I have been standing at the door and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears Me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with Me.

For I, the Lord your God, am a sun and shield; I bestow favor and honor. No good thing do I withhold form those who walk uprightly. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you will honor Me. I am the helper of the fatherless. I will deal with all who oppressed you I am close to the brokenhearted and save those who are crushed in spirit. Before you call I will answer; while you are yet speaking, I will hear. Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Though you are surrounded by troubles, I will bring you safely through them. I will clench My fist against your angry enemies.

Let me have all your worries and cares, for I am always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are numbered. Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Now you don’t need to be afraid, for I have ransomed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark anymore, nor fear the dangers of the day; nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up  the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, your Savior, the holy One of Israel. The mountains may depart and the hills disappear, but My kindness shall not leave you. My promise of peace for you will never be broken.

If your father and your mother should forsake you, I, the Lord, will take you up. I will not leave you as an orphan; I will come to you. Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you. I am the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. No mere man has ever seen, heard or even imagined what wonderful things I have ready for those who love Me.

Now you are no longer a stranger to Me and a foreigner to heaven, but you are a member of My very own family, a citizen of My country, and you belong in My household with every other Christian. And so you should not be like a cringing, fearful slave, but you should behave like My very own child, adopted into the bosom of My family and calling to Me, “Abba, Father.” For My Holy Spirit speaks to you deep in your heart and tells you that you really are My child. And since you are My child, you will share My treasures  for all I give to My Son, Jesus, is now yours too. He who overcomes will inherit all of this and I will be his God, and he will be My son.

With My unfailing love,
Your Father”
(Letter using Scripture written by Glenda Reves)
492. I am sick with a flu and fighting it with a low white blood count.  I am blessed with simple comforts like a snuggly bathrobe, comfortable bed, the house was peaceful and quiet yesterday, Hannah happily jucing up carrots for me and cleaning up the mess, John patiently finding a pharmacy that carries the perscription oncologist ordered and also bringing back carnations for me, Joy cheerfully pitching in keeping things going with the running of the household while I rest and sleep.  Happy that Nicholas gets to have this fun time with relatives in N.C. 
God is lavishly blessing me.

“Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence”

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“God loved you before you were born
His arms were around you before you ever knew your mother’s embrace
You are in His thoughts a thousand times over
He loves you from the heights and from the depths of His being
His love covers you today with grace
You live in the atmosphere of His love and inhale it with every breath of your spirit”
–Roy Lessin

John 6:35

King James Version (KJV)

 35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

 Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/


“God loved me before I was born
His arms were around me before I ever knew my mother’s embrace
I am in His thoughts a thousand times over
He loves me from the heights and from the depths of His being
His love covers me today with grace
I live in the atmosphere of His love and inhale it with every breath of my spirit”
–Roy Lessin
485. Barb introducing me to the humor of Pickles 🙂
486.Jesus is my Bread of Life. I come to Him and I will never be hungry.  I believe in Him and cleave to Him and trust in Him and rely on Him and have faith in Him.  I will never thirst any more (at any time).  Never.  (Personalizing John 6:35 using different translations)   
487. Jesus satisfies the deepest longings of my soul
488. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” (Unknown)  The truth is I will not die one single second before God has ordained.  He thought me up before the foundation of the world and my days on earth are numbered by HIM, not cancer.  I am in Good Hands because I am His child and am snug as a bug in a rug , knowing He is ALWAYS up to good in my life.  Always and no matter what. Circumstances and emotions will not dictate my reality: the Word of God does.  🙂
God’s beloved Paula with the baby soft,  fuzzy wuzzy hair

Jer 9: 23-24

(Cartoon posted on blog with permission by Jeff Larson)

Jeremiah 9:23-24

King James Version (KJV)

 23Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:  24But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

New Living Translation (NLT)

 23 This is what the Lord says:
   “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,
      or the powerful boast in their power,
      or the rich boast in their riches.
 24 But those who wish to boast
      should boast in this alone:
   that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord
      who demonstrates unfailing love
      and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
   and that I delight in these things.
      I, the Lord, have spoken!

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Amplified Bible (AMP)

23Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;    24But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.

 Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/

476. “How smooth, oh, stone of the sandy beach; How silken and curved in my hand! How long have you traveled these fretful waves Till you came to this quiet sand? And how many times, oh, how many times Did the wild waves toss you high? And plunge you fiercely against the land, While the thunders filled the sky? How many times did the lifting swell Deposit you far on the shore, Then drag you, and roll you, and rub you along In friction forevermore? Ah! You are a stone; and the ceaseless pound And the grinding that knows no end Can cause no pain in your adamant heart. You yielded and yielded again, Till now, in the contour of loveliness You are sculpted so round and so fair. On the windswept beach I stand in awe Of the One who has flung you there. Oh, Father of waters! Oh, Sculptor divine, My heart, it is not a stone! And the tossings and tumblings of life are pain; Yet, help me Thy wisdom to own; To yield to Thy waters, Thy polishing hand, The ache to commit unto Thee; Till I shall be found as a gemstone indeed, A marvel beside Thy sea.”  —By Lois Kempton
Hymn: Jesus Savior Pilot Me
478. http://lifetoday.org/video/wrecked-but-not-ruined-part-4/ “Constant Suspense/Constant Certainty” link by Beth Moore from Rose
479. Wonderful, refreshing time with friends and family in S.C.
480. The blessing of memorizing Jer 9:23-24 and listening to the book “A Place of Healing” with Sonia and Linda
481. “Father, here is my will. You know that I have a will and expectations in every matter, but I choose to lay my will down and not settle for anything less than Your wonderful will. I trust Your love for me and Your wisdom in this situation. Not my will, but Yours, be done.”–Unknown
482. Good news on Maryn’s path report