“I need to glance at my problem and gaze at my Savior”

 
“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)   My running list of His One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/ to me:
 
954. Beth K sharing her beautiful treasures from the Lord with me.  Here is one He gave her after a long study on the wisdom of God“:
” When there are things I do not know about my life’s situation, I must focus on the things that I DO know about my God.  I need to glance at my problem and gaze at my Savior.  I need to pay attention to God—NOT what I fear—for His love casts out my fear (1 John 4:18).  He is my shield, my light, my salvation, my strength and song.  He is for me!  Whatever my problem is, for this very trial, I have Jesus!  …What DO I know and what do I NOT know (about my situation), and am I content with what I DON’T know because of WHO I DO know and because of WHAT I know about Him?” 
 
955.  The blessing of being able to volunteer to put out literature for the Women of Faith conference this weekend in exchange for two free tickets for Esther and I.  We had a wonderful time together! A few snippets from the weekend that blessed me: 
 
-” Contentment is a state of being we can learn”.””Feelings often don’t make good leaders” (Marily Meberg)
-“When I am critical of others, ask God, ‘Is that in me, Lord?'” (Patsy Clairmont)
 
-Psalm: Chapter 16:11
You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life.
As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending,
and I know true joy and contentment.
 
-“She did what she could: 5 words of Jesus in Mark 14 that will change your life” (Elisa Morgan)  …Remembering that before she did what she could by pouring out her lavish gift on Jesus, she sat at His feet.
 
-I enjoyed Amy Grant’s concert at the conference
Amy Grant – Better than a Hallelujah

~Lyrics~

God loves a lullaby
In a mothers tears in the dead of night
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes
God loves a drunkards cry,
The soldiers plea not to let him die
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

The woman holding on for life,
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes
The tears of shame for what’s been done,
The silence when the words won’t come
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

Better than a church bell ringing,
Better than a choir singing out
(singing out)

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

(better than a Hallelujah sometimes)
better than a Hallelujah
(better than a Hallelujah sometimes)

Mandesa sang this song at the conference :

 
 
 
 
956. Soaking up fresh air and sunshine and time in the Word and prayer and remembering old times with my Gerson Gal Buddy while relaxing on flannel sheets under a tree at Langford Park
 
957.  Sage advice from my old friend Nina, mama to 12 kids in her FB status:
 
“True rest – NO MORE WORRYING! There are 3 elements of FAITH that must be realized for it to be FAITH. 1) BELIEVE that God can do anything and can answer any problem. 2) DESIRE Him to handle the problem His way. 3) This is the one we don’t do when we worry… ACT right now AS IF God IS at work taking care of the problem, because HE IS. Our part is to be fully involved in our place of responsibility, have no anxiety, trust Him with NO thought of working it out yourself and simply FOCUS on God alone, with gratefulness and love. Apply this to what you worry about… and REST in HIS amazing provision for you.”
 
Praising Him for WHO He is,
Paula
 
 

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