Sunday, December 19, 2010

Faithfulness and Blessings

Being thankful in these past few months has at times taken a back seat to my discouragement in the ways that our country has changed. I chastise myself for not seeing sooner where this all was headed. My bitterness and frustration seems to fester more each day. I have ultimately resigned myself to fight with prayer.
I am praying a new prayer each day that God will see fit to change the hearts of the ones that we can't. I pray that he gives me the strength to fight a good fight and stand fast in my beliefs.
I pray that he would show me the way that I should teach my children to go. The lines have become blurred and it is hard to see the way that is true.

I see the storm clouds building and hear thunder in the distance for this once mighty and God fearing land .

Jesus walked on the waters in the Sea Of Galilee in the midst of a storm . His very disciples thought him to be a ghost. He reached out to Peter with a beckoning hand and while Peter kept his eyes on Jesus he too walked safely across the waves but when he took his eyes away and watched the storm his fear returned and he began to sink.
Jesus chastised "Oh ye of little faith..."
I will cast my eyes upon Jesus and away from the storm and in my faith he will lift me up !

When God was to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah he sent angels to take Lot and his family by the hands to lead them away from the destruction. They were warned to look away from the evil and follow the angels. Lot's wife gave in to temptation and looked back at the city. She was immediately turned to a pilar of salt for her disobedience and lack of faith.Lot was faithful to God even as his beloved wife was not. He obeyed and was saved.

Is our country so different that those cities that fell to the carnal desires of the wicked??
Be ready ,be faithful and be vigilant .Be ready to follow and not look back.

I hope that you enjoy this wonderful poem as much as I do.It is one that I think of often when I am marveling at all that I have been blessed with.


I've never made a fortune
and it's probably too late now.
But I don't worry about that much,
I'm happy anyhow.

And as I go along life's way,
I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

I haven't got a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going's tough.
But I've got loved ones around me,
and that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for his blessings,
and the mercies He's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
and the sun peeped through again.

So God, help me not to gripe about
the tough rows that I've hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage,
when the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy,
to help others bear their loads.
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

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