“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)
rests safely on him.
The Lord always shields him;
he rests on God’s chest.” (Common English)
God’s permanent residence.
Encircled by God all day long,
within whom God is at home.” (The Message)
I am resting close to him in safety. He is encircling me with His loving care continually and sheltering me.
The Lord protects and shields me all the time, I am secure like a child at rest on its mother’s back or being held close in her arms, pressed to her chest.
Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on
And when you’re tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There’s freedom in surrender
Lay it down and let it go
So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away
You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place
I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held, just be held
If your eyes are on the storm
You’ll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the cross
You’ll know I always have and I always will
And not a tear is wasted
In time, you’ll understand
I’m painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands
Lift your hands, lift your eyes
In the storm is where you’ll find Me
And where you are, I’ll hold your heart
I’ll hold your heart
Come to Me, find your rest
In the arms of the God who won’t let go.
3. Yesterday “Bones” (http://campkesem.org/ nurse and friend) generously shared some of her Fl Thornless Blackberry Bushes with us. She started with two canes years ago and now has a huge, sprawling, wonderful blackberry patch. I love berries but don’t want them to take over the yard so I planted them in large, semi- buried pots along the trellis on the fence where I will train the vines. It’s going to be such a blessing for the birds, squirrels, and us to pick our own berries in the Spring! I hope they leave some for us too!
– Complete healing of my knee (I had surgery on 8/5) I am diligently doing PT at home and at a Therapist’s. I am making good progress but still have a ways to go in being able to straighten the knee all the way, build up my quads, etc
– I would appreciate prayer for the Lord’s wisdom and guidance in totally eradicating cancer from my body. I’d sure like to evict it completely FOR GOOD this time!
-Please pray that God will give me courage for each day and all that is ahead and fill me with overflowing faith, joy that has nothing to do with circumstances or emotions, and a peace that passes understanding.
Learning to lean harder on the Everlasting Arms,