Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thankful Thursday ~Potting Shed Praises~ Merci

Greetings and Holykisses,

Do you ever just stop, be still... and feel God speakin to your heart in a way that... to describe it... you really have no words? That's what I'm experiencing tonight. I feel weepy, yet I'm not sad. I know,... it sounds weird. Hmm.. did I forget to take my hormone replacement therapy this morning? (just kiddin*)

Earlier today, I was driving down the road and the sky was full of big ole thunderboomer clouds. You know; those dark fluffy ones? Then straight out in front of my truck, was this gigantic white billowy one with a hole in the center; ....this beautiful ray of SONlight streamed down from it, almost touching the road. I had Kari Jobe's cd blastin, and was singing with everything I had to "My Beloved" --... then looked uP and saw this spectacular site. ~ I had a word: BEHOLD!

"Behold I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done." Revelation 22:12
He's coming soon. I was tweeting to Sherry tonight and found myself thinking about our purposes and doing the things God created us to do. That verse is a good reminder. I know there are probably alot of things I'm not doing that He wants me to!

Onto Today's Random 5

1. I'm thankful for my little glimpse of heaven today!
"Be exalted, O God, above the heavens let your glory be over all the earth." Psalm 57:11

2. I'm thankful for so much love in my family! We're a big bunch of huggers, and kissers! I can't imagine not having that. Everytime we talk on the phone or say goodbye to eachother we always say "I love you," before we hang up or leave in person. Even our sons say it to eachother. I love that, and I'm grateful that they all know love and feel free to express their love for one another! The picture I'm sharing today shows the sign above our kitchen sink. "I love you more." I had given that to my Mom and now it hangs in my kitchen. Trent has really latched onto the concept. How many times he'll say, "I love you more Momma." and I say, "I love you mostest." ~LOVE- SWEET LOVE!~
"And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as He commanded us." 1John 3:23

3. I'm thankful for finding joy in simple things. God created this incredible world for us to live in. And this week, I experienced a few " rocky mountain highs" right where I was at: doing dishes in a sinkful of Dawn suds, mowing grass, weedeating, putting fresh sheets on the bed, walking to the mailbox, laughing, taking pictures in the garden, driving down the road with the windows all down and all three dogs in my truck! Menial tasks, simple things... joy!
"The JOY OF THE LORD is my strength." Neh 8:10

4. I'm thankful my sweet, little Abe didn't have heart worms. I was so worried about him; but he's going to be okay! I know God's in control of all things. If He looks after the birds of thee air, He also looks after furbabies!
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap, or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26

5. I'm thankful God taught me another lesson about His "mercy and grace." Me and my big mouth had a regret this week. I said something to someone that I later wish I hadn't. It bugged me to no end. Maybe I built it up in my head worse than it really was... I don't know? But it left me feeling horrible! Miserable! I repented because even if I basically meant well; what and how I said it was still wrong!!!! It ended up okay, and God used it for good because I learned a valuable lesson. Since it happened I've been so aware of other people's words, to the point that this lesson has trickled into other areas like a ripple affect. I'm seeing things in a different light because of my error; my sin. The words we speak are life or death. God was merciful to me. ~Then today, I had a thought that really wasn't nice about someone. It was a judgemental thought because of "their negative words of someone else" God whispered to me, "Be merciful, as I was to you."
"Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy." Matthew 5:7

"If any man among you, seem to be religious and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain." James 1:26

Thank you Father God for loving me inspite of myself. For being the God of second chances and for your mercy and grace. I love ya Lord, with all my heart! I adore you!

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey


Denise said...

Amen to this beautiful, heart felt post my friend. I love you.

Kristi said...

We are huggers in our family too. I often forget that not everyone is a hugger. I hugged 2 teachers last week that I had not seen in year and they both were caught off guard...hmmm note to self`~they are not huggers. Oiy!

Sharon said...

Sweet sister, I was feeling the joy you are having as you write this. Your drive with those clouds sounds absolutely beautiful, I have moments like that as well, and wished I would have had my camera. This is a beautiful TT! Amen, Amen!!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wonderful post, Lea! I love your heart. And yes, I feel weepy sometimes for no reason, too... I think that's a wonderful time to just "be still", don't you?

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Just lovely! Your words touched my heart!

irene said...

Lovely are a preacher girl! This post is a beautiful sermon that touched my heart and my soul. I hope you have a glorious day enjoying the simple and profound joy in knowing God's love is surrounding you...I love you & BIG HUG!!

Yolanda said...

I'm tellin ya that God is dealing with us and it is a pleasure because we know that we KNOW that He loves us!!!

I can just see ya travelin down the road with the windows down, loving life, spreading THEE joy!

Keep on keepin' on Sister!

Angela said...

I feel weepy, yet I'm not sad..AND no I don't think that is weird at all girl.....I totally believe that is a time of entering into the Lord's presence in a MIGHTY way..especially when your listening to Kari..I was doing the exact same thing as you on Saturday as I was cleaning my house, listening to my play list on my blog, and just weeping,,stopping my cleaning, raising my hands in worship and basking in God's love...Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing your love of our Father so much in this post...

skoots1mom said...

what a hoot
chiro quaker is so much better than mine...
woo hoo!
love it
thankx for coming by

From the Heart said...

I missed this yesterday and I sure could have used it. You always make me smile. My computer just stopped working and I didn't hardly know what to do with my self. My husband took it to it's doctor this morning and he had it going in no time. Only cost $20. Isn't God good - all the time.
I love you mostest,
(I like that. Reba McIntye used that in a movie.)

Barb said...

God morning Lea.

You are not weird at all to have the tears and no sorrow. And there is no way to explain it, but I know myself, and I'm sure many others have had that experience.

I love this post, and i probably needed to hear to take time and reevaluate if we are serving our purpose here.

Thanks for coming by. Always enjoy your visits.

Barbara Jean

PS Thanks for prayers awhile back. Doing fine for now. =0)