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Wow, Christmas is rapidly approaching.  I can physically and emotionally feel the stress and the anxiety.  I really don’t believe this is what God intended.

For my today, I want to stop, in silence and listen, remember, recall and consider…You.

As I look outside it is, in my world, a perfect day.  It is cloudy, foggy, crisp and drippy.  The leaves cover the ground and my car in the beauty of the autumn colors.   Sookie and Tahoe are happy in it also.  This weather, the feel, the silence gives me peace.

Psalm 8:1 and 3-4:  “Oh Lord, Oh Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth.  Who have displayed Your splendor above the Heavens.”  Verses 3-4,”When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers which You ordained;  What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him.?”

“Your splendor”….that is today for me.  Sometimes, especially when I am driving and I am alone, I look around and see the beauty.  I have to tell the Lord, “What an amazing thing You did today.  the colors, the trees, the sky and clouds.”  To me it is artistry at its utmost finest.  In weather like this, there is also silence.  Nothing works better to clear my head.  Take a deep breath and really listen.  I have said this before, but I feel bares repeating…I tell the Lord, in silence, “I love You and He answers back, “I love you, too”  without a word.

Out my window right now, the wind is rustling the leaves on an old oak.  Immediately, my head hears that song from the Disney movie, “Pocahontas”. ” Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?”  and He answers back in silence…”Why yes, yes I can.”

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The Lord has impressed upon me greatly so far this year to consistently pray for our Children and Grands..

I asked my precious friend Rhoda, who is in her eighties how she prayed for each one of her grands and she gave me a book to borrow.  As I read this book, I realized I wanted one, so I could write in it and take notes and be able to use it as a reference tool as the kids grow.  Looking on line, I found it.  It was cheap, too cheap.  How could a book named, “Praying for Our Grandchildren” , only cost 1cent.  What !! Okay the postage was 3.99, but  $4.00 for reference material for such an important topic?  So, I began to look into THE book and realized its all right there.  I knew that, you know that.  I still want the book, but the Psalms are full of wonderful words to ask for these precious souls.  Again, I thank You Lord.

Psalm 25 1-15, paraphrased for my Kids and Grands.

To Thee, O Lord, I lift up my soul, O my God, I put my trust in Thee.  Let us never be ashamed and let not our enemies triumph over any of our children or grandchildren.  Indeed, as we all wait for Thee, we will never be ashamed of our faith, or what You have done for us.

Make each one of our children and grands know Thy ways, O Lord.  Teach each one Thy path and Yours alone.  Please Father, lead them in Your truth and teach each of them.  For You alone are the God our their salvation and for you we wait.  Your lovingkindness and compassion are eternal, please forget  and forgive all their sins and transgressions.  Remember each by name in Your lovingkindness and goodness, O Lord.

You are good and upright, therefore, You will instruct them in the Way.  Let each one be humble and teachable as they follow You.  All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth to those who keep Your covenants and testimonies.  For Your namesake, O Lord, pardon all their iniquities for they may be great.  Those who fear the Lord,  He will instruct in the way they choose, O Father, may they choose Your way and none other.  As You promise, then their souls will abide in prosperity and their descendants will inherit the land.

Help each one of them to know Your secrets and fear You  make known Your covenant to them.  Please, Father, let their eyes   on You and let them never be snarled and caught up in the lies of this world.

I thank You, Father for allowing me the privilege of being their mother and grandmother.  May each one walk in peace with You.

Amen.

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Not that it doesn’t always, but sometimes more than others.

This picture was taken a while back of Trinity, and basically has nothing to do with what I want to say here, but I like it.

First, two songs we did today were songs Brody had sung when he was in the Worship Team here.  As I stood there I could see him, barefooted, playing his guitar and it always brought us joy.  I missed him greatly today.  Though, that again, was one thought I had…”oh, God let us be a generation that seeks, your face, oh God of Jacob.”

That brought peace to my heart, that my son and my children and grands were singing that.  It did again today.

What I pictured most today was this…. ” in Your arms of love.  Holding me still, holding me near  in Your arms of  love…”.  The picture God gave me today in this song was our dear friends, Jim and Kristi Galbraith.  Jim, having inoperable cancer, in the hospital with an infection and Kristi standing my his side.  They are holding fast to each other, but mostly to their Father, who loves them.  A loving Father who knows they are scared and hurting.  We are right there with them and their children and grands, holding fast to the hope set before us, holding fast to the love and comfort of a mighty God.

My prayer for them today….Psalm 61:1-4 —-“Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to  my prayer.  From the end of the earth I call to Thee, when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. v3 –For Thou hast been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.  v4 – Let me dwell in Thy tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Thy wings.”

Thank You, Lord.  Jim and Kristi, and kids and grands…we love you….

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Life Long Lesson….

obedience

“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and truth is not in him.

But he who keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him.  By this we know that we are in Him.

He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk as he walked.” I John 2:3-6

The Lord is reminding me of this this week.  I so want to be obedient..

This reminds me of when the kids were really young and I was studying John 15.  I tried to memorize it and would recite it over and over...Brody came up to me one day and asked, “Hey Mom, who is this “he who” guy.

I loved it.  Never forgot it. I hope I never do…

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