Monday, 17 March 2014

Winsome Wednesday - The Seasons, they are Changing....

Its getting cooler in the mornings and the evenings.  With a little bit of summer in-between!  The winds are cooler.  The days are shorter.... Yes, the seasons are changing.

My daughters are transitioning from teens to young adults and all that involves for them, they're away for longer periods of time, they need me less, they are growing up.... Yes, the seasons are changing.

My home is emptier, we feel like we are rattling around in it, we're thinking of moving, scaling down..... Yes, the seasons are changing.


We are doing things we never thought we would be able to do, we are taking opportunities to enjoy this life God has given us, despite all the bad news one hears every day, we are more content with who we are and where we are going.... Yes, the seasons are changing!

BUT:

GOD NEVER CHANGES!  Thank the Lord, He remains the same.  No matter the changes daily, weekly, monthly, annually!  He remains unchangeable!!!

Hebrews 13v8:  Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).

2 Tim 2v13:  If we are faithless [do not believe and are untrue to Him], He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.

Yes, the seasons are changing, But God is not!  And for that I am truly grateful!  Thank You Jesus that You remain the same no matter what chaos reigns in our lives.  Amen

God bless
Tracy

Please note the following:  This Winsome Wednesday is open until 9 April.... Please feel free to add God honouring posts every week until then.   :)

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Winsome Wednesday - Yours, Lord...

In my quest to Read the Bible Through like a novel, I have come across some really precious reminders of WHO God is and who I am.  It is ALL about God.  He is the Alpha and Omega.  He is the Creator, our Rock and our Safe place.  He is our Saviour, our strong Tower.  He is the LIGHT.  He KNOWS us, He LOVES us, He WANTS us, and He LONGS for us.  He CARES for us and He disciplines us because of His love for us.

1 Chron 29 v 11:  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is Yours;  Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and Yours it is to be exalted as Head over all.



The earth and everything in it is His.  And we are His!  What an honour to belong to God, to Whom our lives matter.  Instead of fearing the future or longing for the past, or wanting stuff that is out of our reach, or being unhappy with what we have, we should be humbled, I should be humbled, by the magnitude of His great love for us, for me!

Join me today as I give Him all the honour and glory due His name.

 He is worthy, worthy, worthy!

God bless
Tracy


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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Winsome Wednesday - In HIS Presence....

When I figured out, for me, my word for 2014 was JOY I could see why!  On a day to day basis I'm cool.  I'm happy, content (sort of) and life is better now that an enormous burden has been lifted from our shoulders.  But, inside, I feel no JOY!  It doesn't bubble forth!  I know not to live on "feelings" but I sense this is more than just what I feel.

Its like my daughter.  She has iron deficiency anaemia.  She gets regular iron given intravenously but because her body won't absorb it, she constantly needs more given.  {As an aside, I'm trusting for the Lord to heal her completely of this}.  This is what I feel like with JOY!  I feel I get regular injections of JOY, a fun day, a great service, BUT... my heart is just not absorbing and retaining it!  THUS, my word for this year...

So in my attempt to seek JOY, God's JOY, I have come across this scripture:
Ps 16v11:  You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at You right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

WOW!  What an answer!  If I want JOY in all its fullness, I need to be in my Father's presence.  I need to soak Him and His word up.  I need more than emergency bible study, you know, when you hit the bible for help when in need?!  I need to immerse myself in His word!


In a previous POST I spoke about reading the BIBLE through like any other book that I read, not on a timetable but as and when I would ordinarily read a book for relaxation etc (on top of normal quiet times mind you) and I find that in this I am immersing myself more in the Lord.  Its a start!  And I know that the Lord's word is precious, alive and you do not read it and remain the same.  I know I will have fullness of JOY - in God's presence.

My encouragement for you today is to immerse yourself in God!  If like me you need more!  More JOY, more love, more hope, more faith!  Immerse yourself in His presence!

God bless
Tracy

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