Monday, July 18, 2011
My Safe Place
Happy Thursday! I've been reviewing past posts. The following is one I posted some time ago and I find it to be fresh encouragement. May it be for you as well my friend.
I have a sign hung in the corner of my Study that helps me begin my day with a thankful heart.
"Cherish Each Day"
I see it when I enter every morning to meet with the Lord and I can almost hear Him speak the words aloud.
On the other side of the room I have a treasured print of Jesus kneeling in prayer which belonged to my grandfather. In the same space God's Word proclaims Jeremiah 29:11 from a plaque sent to me from a dear friend.
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you you and not to harm you. plans to give you a hope and a future."
A prayer above my desk cries -
"Lord make me an instrument of YOUR peace."
In my CD player I have a favorite recording of Hymns by Selah,
All of these, dear ones, help me to take a heart check and prepare it to listen for the words of my Savior as I lean into Him for yet another day.
Some days I get lost in His Word and revel at His grace pouring through the pages. I can almost feel His hand gripping mine tightly. Other days I run to Him with my breaking heart at conviction of my sinfulness. On those days, most of all, I feel His tenderness as I read that "He is my refuge and strength..a very present help in times of trouble."
I have to admit that every day with Jesus, for this ordinary woman, is better than the day before. It's His promise. My choice - to believe.
Thanks for dropping by.....I'm praying for you.