Heaven Rules!


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“God gave you a gift of 86, 400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’”? (William Ward )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/
868. “You are my Beloved Child. I chose you before the foundation of the world, to walk with Me along paths designed uniquely for you. Concentrate on keeping in step with Me, instead of trying to anticipate My plans for you. If you trust that My plans are to prosper you and not to harm you, you can relax and enjoy the present moment.” – Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
869. On Sunday afternoon our family came within about a literal  2 seconds from a potentially terrible, high sped head-on collision  We were on our way home from church and someone coming from the opposite way was trying to pass another car and still in our lane and coming directly toward us in a blink of the eye.  We barely saw it coming, it all happened so fast. God gave John quick reflexes and probably there were a bunch of angels involved in working things out so precisely.  I’ve never been so close to a near crash like that and can only imagine the horrific details of what would have been had God not intervened.  I don’t see how any of us  could have survived it had that accident happened..  Thank You Lord for your protection and  that our times are in YOUR Hands and You’ve numbered each of our days.
870. Last Friday night my daughters had their final game in the Upwards Basketball season.  I’ve never been so excited at a sports event in all my life as watching these young ladies.  The whole team pulled together for an outstanding game and they beat an undefeated team: 13 to 12.  All the girls improved tremendously over these last months and it was a joy to watch their sportsmanship and see them play their hearts out.
871. Direst quote from: http://www.truewoman.com/?id=2032
“No situation is so desperate that God cannot redeem it.
If ever there was a situation that seemed hopeless, it was Esther’s. Orphaned as a girl, taken into a Persian harem, married to a cruel, arrogant, alcoholic husband, then faced with an edict intended to exterminate her entire race. It was a desperate situation, both for her and for her people. Her plight seemed hopeless. But the heavenly Kingdom rules over the earthly kingdom.

When we are in the midst of that earthly drama, facing dire circumstances, we must keep reminding ourselves of this ultimate reality: Heaven rules! As Pastor John Piper reminds us, “In every situation and circumstance of your life, God is always doing a thousand different things that you cannot see and you do not know.” Never forget that. Write it on the tablet of your heart. And learn to wait for God to act, to wait on His time. The fact is, all the pushing, nagging, screaming, yelling, badgering, manipulating, whining, and shaming in the world won’t solve your problems. Those tactics may help you get your way in an immediate sense, but they will not win victories for the Kingdom of God. Making things happen is His role in your situation, and He is sure to act in His perfect time, according to His good, sovereign, and eternal will. It will be worth the wait, I assure you.”

872. I am thankful to be well enough that I have been able to be super busy with things other than medical appointments lately 🙂


3 thoughts on “Heaven Rules!

  1. Paula,
    So glad to see the evidence of God working in your life. I’m glad the accident was averted and that you all escaped such a near death experience.
    I loved your #871. How true it is that God works in mysterious ways for our good and to favor us with all His graces and benefits. We are so blessed.
    I thank God for you and your family and am glad that you are well enough to keep so busy. Thank you God. God Bless. Kathy


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