"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Second Wednesday of Advent

Psalm 103:1-10; Isaiah 40:25-31; Matthew 11:28-30

O my soul, bless God.  From head to toe, I'll bless his holy name! O my soul, bless God, don't forget a single blessing!   (Psalm 103:1,2 MSG)

In the margin of my Bible I have written, "remember what God has done in my life, do not lose track of my stories."

Sometimes our blessings do not come wrapped looking as such.  I have a friend that has had to move several times in the last few years.  One of the recent moves certainly did not look like a blessing at the time.  Later, she found out that during a heavy rain storm the house flooded.  Had they still been living there they would have lost most of their belongings.

Taking the time to look back at God's faithfulness in our lives, helps us to know in the midst of the hard times, (though things may not look so) we have a God who is on our side, who has our best in mind - always!

Papa, thank you for your faithfulness! Thank you for your loving kindness.  Thank you for the many blessings you have given to us, so many I believe we are not even aware of - yet.  As we make preparations to celebrate Christmas, your birthday, may we take time to look back at your hand in our lives - and give you praise.


1 comment:

Jennifer Richardson said...

Those candy canes bright and bold
and these words so full of aliveness
are just the shot of hope and encouragement I needed as I came
.....sweet colorful thanks for
being the bell-ringer in my heart
this grey afternoon.
Much love,