Archives for May 2011

What A Day!

What a day of wind and change
Weather patterns rearranged,
Sun emerging right on cue
Clouds to block my point of view!

Temperatures climbing
Then they fall;
Strange behavior
But all in all…
A lovely day
No matter conditions,
This day in May
Helps dispositions!

Nice weather is here
Or mostly so,
Thank You, God
Your blessings flow!

It is so great knowing that whatever the weather, God is in control. The sun boosts our spirits and who doesn’t love a bright sunny day? But all the days are a gift from God and should move us to joy and praise. Every day belongs to Him. We may be “up” on beautiful days and “down” on gloomy days. Not so God! He uses every day to His glory and our benefit. Thank You, God, that the weather is in Your hands – every day! Help us rejoice no matter the conditions outside and to be thankful for the gift of days!

This is the day which the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Heaven, My Home!

Heaven is my home
My final place to rest…
In the arms of Jesus
The place to be most blessed!

He came from there and went again
To prepare this home for me,
I know it will be my comfort zone
For all eternity!

I like my earthly home
And its memories of love,
There’s so much more to come
In my heavenly home above!

All in all, my real home
Is with my Lord and King,
And with family and friends…

IN HEAVEN, TO HIM WE’LL SING!

Praise Him forever. He is glorified; we are blessed!

O Lord, our Lord, the majesty of Your name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. Psalm 8:1

Yielding Until!

Lord. You know why I am troubled
And why I cannot sleep,
And how I pray for others
I pray so I won’t weep!

Only You convict
And only You can change,
But You put them on my heart
As You work to rearrange;
Against overwhelming odds
You strengthen and empower,
You move in hearts and lives
Every minute, every hour.

I am privileged to pray
And release them one by one,
Yielding troubles and these others
To You…until Your work is done!

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18

Ahh, Spring!

The sights and smells of Spring bring memories of long ago and some more recent. Good memories of other Springs, other years.

Farm machinery is out in full force. As sleeping soil in the fields is disturbed by the plows, there is a Spring smell to it. New buds fill the trees and shrubs. All of a sudden, leaves and flowers fill the landscape. Everything is green – so many shades of green!

Ponds, rivers and lakes are full and overflowing. The water is clear and fresh.

Summer is right around the corner. But until then, new life coming with Spring, makes me think of new life in Christ. The old is gone, the new has come – new heart, new thoughts, new activity, new growth.

A new person has been born – born again in Christ!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…1 Peter 1:3

Flying High!

I saw some birds today; birds I have not seen
Such beauty God created and they were flying free!
Their colors were unique and each reminded me
That God is in the details of such awesome artistry!

Bird watching is to enjoy and I do! But when I am surprised by birds I haven’t seen or ones that certainly have never been in our backyard, I get excited! This morning, while driving, a very large, very beautiful hawk was flying very close to the car. It had many shades of grey and looked silver and was a thing of beauty as it flew up and away. Then later, in the backyard, there were four large, Veery Thrushes. They hung around all day and spent a lot of time in a tree close to the kitchen window.

I used to take birds for granted, but I see them differently when I think about God’s design. They are so intricate and detailed in their creation. Each one looks like a picture or a greeting card.

God created us with uniqueness and detail as well. And He cares for each of us even more than He takes care of the birds He created. I love that! As I watch birds – familiar ones or ones new to me, I think about God watching over them and me and all of mankind. And how He loves them and us – His creation!

BUT, He sent Jesus to die for mankind; to set us free. When we acknowledge and repent of our sin and receive Christ, we will indeed be flying free as we soar to new heights in His love and care.

These thoughts come to mind when I enjoy “bird watching”.

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26
Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31