Friday, February 17, 2012

For Today….

P1010020b1 When something that I read makes an impact on my day, I like to share it with others. A daily devotional that an adorable friend of ours sent to me a few years ago had a message in it the other day that I want to share. It goes like this:

Give yourself fully to the adventure of today. Walk boldly along the path of Life, relying on your ever-present Companion. You have every reason to be confident, because My Presence accompanies you all the days of your life – and onward into eternity.P1010004i1 Do not give in to fear or worry, those robbers of abundant living. Trust Me enough to face problems as they come, rather than trying to anticipate them. Fix your eyes on me, the Author and Perfecter of your faith, and many difficulties on the road ahead will…P1010005k1 …vanish before you reach them. Whenever you start to feel afraid, remember that I am holding you by your right hand. Nothing can separate you from My Presence!

Hebrews 12:2; Isaiah 41:13P1010008h1 Dear friends, I can only glorify God for His grace that He has continued to give to me and my family. I am not speaking lightly of this either. Over time He has continued to answer prayers and has blessed us in the simplest of ways. I don’t usually get on my soap-box about religion, but I owe it to Him to stand on it today, to glorify Him for his gift of love and compassion. He is the bright light to our days and the keeper of the promise of eternal life. Though life can be rough and uncertain at times, when we turn to Him in prayer, He DOES listen.

May the sun shine on your day and it be blessed.

xxo

28 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

Thank you, Becky, for letting your light shine. I think that the Lord has used the painful experience of the death of Jordon to fill you with a faith and strength that's a true witness to what this relationship with the Lord is all about. At least it speaks to me.
When I first started blogging I wasn't going to incorporate my faith into my blog. But I've found that since it is such a real and huge part of who I am, it's hard not to bring it up when the subject warrants it. So I've tried to balance it with all my other interest.
Anyway, thanks for sharing today's reflections. Kimberly

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Thank you, Kimberly. ((((HUGS)))))

Craig said...

Amen! Thank you for that scripture. My husband and I are taking are of my 92 yr. young dad. The scripture is so encouraging. The Lord has carried us through so much. Have a very blessed day. Pat McDonald

Craig said...

Amen! Thank you for that scripture. My husband and I are taking are of my 92 yr. young dad. The scripture is so encouraging. The Lord has carried us through so much. Have a very blessed day. Pat McDonald

Diane Mars said...

ox, I needed that today~

Kim K. said...

A beautiful post. A beautiful reminder.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Lovely post today Becky....
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. I smile when I see the birdhouse in your home...makes me very happy.

Vee said...

Becky, this is so fine a word. I appreciate your standing firm and sharing it with us. Many blessings...

One day at a time said...

Becky such beautiful words,i have come to a place in my life where everything has to be honest, my faith, is, i realise a big part of me, and while i shall not preach what path others should take, i will not hide the fact how much i have come to trust my faith.Thank you for sharing your lovely words, they are very comforting.
Have a lovely weekend becky, best wishes jackie x

skoots1mom said...

James 1:18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
:)

blesid said...

HE does listen... I can testify to that! Such sweet words to hear today.
When you get a chance, come see me at bles-id. I did a little blog on your old book page crafty goodness. xox jules

maryaguer said...

Amen to that! He is so very faithful and His grace is sufficient for us in our times of trials. He has answered so many prayers for us and we believe strongly in a life of prayer and Bible reading every day. Thank you for declaring your love for Him and giving Him the glory He deserves! May God continue to bless you and your family as you walk boldly in Him!

Dena said...

AMEN, thanks sweet.Becky

Connie said...

Ya know, sugar, your blog is up near the very top of favorite blogs. Why? Well, one reason is its "crispness" in the design. Second, I KNOW your photographs are among the truly beautiful and amazing. Three, I believe from reading your blog you're a religious person and not afraid to express it. I appreciate all three. Plus you are so right in having the Lord help you through things. I wish more people would think like that, sweetpea!

xoxo,
Connie

Kathleen Grace said...

Amen. I don't know what people do who don't have Jesus to turn to in troubled times. He is there in good and bad and blesses us daily in ways that never stop astounding me:>)

Connie said...

A touching post today. I will only say a big AMEN!!

LeAnn said...

It's not religion Becky, it's a relationship that we choose to have with Jesus and I would be lost without Him. I am learning that He is all that matters and that He is in control and that worry serves no purpose!

Hugs

Pondside said...

Thank you Becky - this one needs an email!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I think it's awesome when People glorify the Lord. Thanks for sharing.

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

I loved reading His words in such a clear, and practical way. Thank you for this beautiful post that glorifies our Lord.
Blessings on your weekend,
dawne

Carla said...

Amen : )

Elsie said...

I ditto Camp and Cottage Living and say AMEN. Thanks for sharing Becky.

Kit said...

Just lovely! Both words and the wonderful bird house. :) Kit

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Blessings to you this day, sweet Becky

xo
Lynn

wendy said...

This was nice. I don't think it hurts for people to "stand on their soap box" and proclaim those things that are dearest to their heart.
no one should "shun away" from the tender feelings and testimonies of others.

Reminds me of a great hymn I know called DID YOU THINK TO PRAY:
the chorus goes like this.

"Oh how praying rests the Weary,Prayer will change the night to day. So when Life seems dark and dreary, Don't Forget to Pray"

I remember when my son died, I KNOW it was through the prayers of many people on my behalf,(and my own) that I was able to endure that heartache.

have a lovely weekend

Lallee said...

XO precious one. He never leaves us or forsakes us, and all the pain we experience He already has done so as well. Aren't we blessed to have a God who came down and knows our pain and how to comfort us. He won't leave it all broken forever. Love you!

Rhondi said...

Dear Becky
Thanks for sharing those words today. They are so true and I know you have experienced them. I haven't been visiting any blogs for quite awhile but I think that God urged me to stop by today!
Hugs, Rhondi

Sandie said...

Just got around to reading your last 3 posts today! Now I see why. God knew this encouragement was just what I needed for today! Thank you for sharing! Sandie