Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lead me To the ROCK That is Higher than i


Greetings and Holykisses Yall,

Two days ago, my Sisterbear asked me, out of the blue "why" the toads on your banners? Her question was timely, because in church the very next day, it was brought up all over again to have a humbled mindset. --Why "toads?" .... because; puttering around the potting shed, I see toads all over! Friendly little creatures,... who are low to the ground. Created by God with purpose and humility; warts n all! That's why!!- Oh.... and I'm rather fond of em too. lol

Humble
"Remember how the Lord your God, led you all the way in the desert these 40 years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands. "
Deuteronomy 8:2

"You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty, to bring them low."
2 Samuel 22:28

"Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people, that they would become accursed and laid waste, and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I have heard you, declares the Lord."
2 Kings 22:19

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14
This week, Mike, Trent and I rearranged some rocks at the potting shed. We went up to the quarry and as we heaved and ho'd, I thought of the LORD, my ROCK," and was reminded once again:
Who is Lord
and
who is
not



Little by little, pieces of life's puzzle are beginning to fit together before my eyes ~
Loving God first with your everything.
Love your neighbor.
Speak truth in love always; but let God do the convicting!
Humble thyself.
Learn your purposes and say yes to God. And as the Pastor said this week, "Humble yourself and obey God *even when it doesn't make any sense to you."*




And like ONLY GOD can do,
We may begin to find ordinary,......................................... changed to extraordinary with purpose.
And throughout our day, He'll reveal the usual: as unusual and interesting in His special kind of way. . We just have to be watching... !!! To God be the glory!

Purpose

"The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor."
1 Corinthians 3:8

"In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will."
Ephesians 1:11

"Who has saved us and called us to a holy life-- not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus, before the beginning of time,"
2 Timothy 1:9



"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a HOPE and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11



Smoochy holy kisses,
I toadily love yall.

5 comments:

Denise said...

I toadly love you too sweetie, ribbit ribbit.

Chatty Kelly said...

I toadily love you too froggy friend. Love your humble soul.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I toadily love yall back.
Not sure about the humble soul though Kelly-- God keeps tellin me to get off my high horse. And humility scriptures come to me all over the place. Just goes to show:
FATHER KNOWS BEST!!

Yolanda said...

I totadly love you too!!!

You are so sweet and precious and stepping into much purpose that the Lord has for you!!!

Love ya

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wonderful post- and cute ending! I toadily love you too! LOL