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Friday, July 11, 2008
One Thousand Gifts


"THOU DOST VISIT THE EARTH, AND CAUSE IT TO OVERFLOW; THOU DOST GREATLY ENRICH IT; THE STREAM OF GOD IS FULL OF WATER; THOU DOST PREPARE THEIR GRAIN, FOR THUS THOU DOST PREPARE THE EARTH.
THOU DOST WATER ITS FURROWS ABUNDANTLY, THOU DOST SETTLE ITS RIDGES; THOU DOST SOFTEN IT WITH SHOWERS; THOU DOST BLESS ITS GROWTH."
Psalm 65: 8-10




163. After weeks of hot, dry weather the skies darkened, the winds picked up, the gentle roll of thunder could be heard in the distance - and then the rain! Thank You Father.


164. How quickly all of nature responds when the Father is the One who does the watering. Over-night the grass I tried so desperately to keep from turning brown (without great success) is a beautiful green.






165. The blue sky filled with powder-puff clouds.

166. The smell of freshly cut grass.

167. The blessing of modern technology that allows us to talk "face to face" with our daughter even when she is thousands of miles away across a vast ocean.

168. Magnificent horses grazing peacefully behind white fences - and ponies playing tag and kicking up their heels just for the pure joy of it.

169. Telephone conversations with dear friends.

170. The way the Lord sometimes answers a cry from heart so quickly. I walked into the house and saw that the people who were supposed to call about buying our property still hadn't call. "It's so discouraging Lord," I said as I made my way into the bedroom. I picked up my little devotional book and this was the first sentence I read, "One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again." How that one little sentence puts all of life into perspective.

171. Answered prayer.

172. Hope renewed.

173. Seeing in a fresh new way that no matter how different our circumstances are, the truth of the Word holds fast and meets individual needs. The Lord uses the various trials and struggles we are all going through to make us more like Jesus. We are learning to surrender to His will and trust in His unfathomable love.

174. The encouragement and love of sisters in Christ.

Blessings,
 
  posted at 11:39 AM
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6 Comments:
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Myrna said...

How encouraging! thank you for that little lift to my day.

I am trying to get around to visiting as many people as I can today and tomorrow. It is refreshing after a long hiatus to be "talking" to friends and hearing what is going on in your lives.

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger Diane@Diane's Place said...

I love those trees in your yard! Wish I had more of a yard and more trees. We've had some welcome rain, but still need more.

Have a wonderful weekend, Linda. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

 
At 1:06 AM, Blogger Linds said...

You see, Linda, if the rain had not come, you wouldn't have had all that green grass to wonder at! And all the effort and worrying didn't make it green. So it is with everything we do. If it had rained regularly, maybe you wouldn't have even noticed the grass.
We are in the "desert" for reasons. And God sends us reminders of that.
I loved reading these. You always make me think.

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger annette said...

It rained twice at my house for the 1st time in weeks, I praised the Lord.

I will pray for your property to sell.

Annette

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Seeing His fingerprints all over your days makes my heart sing.

(Such beautiful pictures!)

Grabbing your hand, squeezing tight tonight, and praising, praising, praising with you...

He is good to you, my friend.

All my love,
Ann

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Susie said...

Hi Linda,
That rain must have been welcome indeed. I know it certainly would be a blessing here.
So glad you found comfort from your devotional book.
xo

 

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