Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn Pleasures

I saw a lovely cow Moose on the way to work this morning. Thank you, Lord, that you had me leave a few minutes early! I learned that I need to know my cell phone a little better...couldn't even figure out how to take her picture, sad! She stood there and let me watch her and talk to her. A ways down the road were some joggers heading up. They were happy when I told them that they would see a lovely moose beside the brook. I hope they did.

Such beautiful sunrises from Mom's
 These are some old favorites from years gone by:


It has to be a squirrel down there!

"Uncle Frank's cabin", next door

Sweet Ranger
Sending Happy Birthday wishes to our buddy, Mike, today!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Disturb Me

My goal is God Himself

Author: Frederick. Brook

My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace,
Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God;
’Tis His to lead me there—not mine, but His—
At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.

So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,
And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;
Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard
Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer.

No matter if the way be sometimes dark,
No matter though the cost be oft-times great,
He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark,
The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.

One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay;
One thing I do, I press towards my Lord;
My God my glory here, from day to day,
And in the glory there my great Reward.

God reminded me this week that I was created for HIS PLEASURE not for my fulfillment or for receiving blessings all the time.  Sometimes I leave my house in the morning with a heart that wants to explode, rejoicing in how "happy" my life is. He does give blessings, over and over, often and often! But whether He does or not, I am created for HIM, not Him for me.

...just another reminder that I need Jesus' mind in me; that He'll stir me up - "disturb" my status-quo Christian life; that I'll step out, in step with Him. If I'm not growing, it cannot be blamed on "the times we're living in". God has not changed. Lord, please give me more faith!

...only by God's grace...
"If we're going to change the future we must disturb the present" -unknown

"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Revelation 4:11

A prayer request that has laid heavy on my heart for several days. I pray for Brittany Maynard, the girl from Portland, Oregon (I have read of her in the news) who is planning to end her life on November 1st because she has been diagnosed with cancer. I keep praying that a strong Christian will go to her and witness to her, many Christians! It has even caused me to think about getting back onto Facebook, simply to be able to go to her page and plead with her to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. I will wait on Syd to make that decision. Please pray for her.