I am so pleased to be back. Oh how I have missed the posts of some favorite bloggers of mine. This year started out with much turmoil; my health, the health of dear friends and their families, many people passing too soon, unbelievable accidents, financial changes, family changes, this machine, an abnormal barometric pressure roller-coaster ride (bipolar weather) and so much more.
However, this time away was gloriously”wonderful”.
It’s wonderful when our Loving Father God blesses during times of weariness. He blessed me with hours and hours of “us” time. Nothing compares to time spent in the Word. Not just reading/ perusing or listening to another person’s views; but in supplicating prayer, asking for His wisdom, studying as I dug into the meat and the beauty of His HOLY Word. Days without radio, internet, very little TV( strictly in the evening)filled with silence and singing (well that’s what He hears) prayers of worship and thanksgiving.
Our Father and Lord Jesus, through the beauty and perfection of the Holy Word have shown me something I would like to share over the next few weeks… with photos and Scripture. The series I have entitled:
LIVING BY THE PROMISES OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
My prayer is that the hope and peace promised to us in the HOLY BIBLE will be yours! Rejoicing in the knowledge that “all the promises of God are true”! ♥ Streim
The fourth Thursday of November is designated a special day to give thanks for God’s provision. The original concept of the native people and pilgrims having a meal together of turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberries is false. Actually, it was a celebration by the pilgrims of having their first good harvest of vegetables and a bounty of good hunting. It lasted three days and they kept the tradition for several years. They didn’t eat turkey–it was venison (because the natives gave them four deer), Indian corn, squash and other vegetables. It wasn’t until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln set this special day (after 40 years of requesting it by the woman who wrote “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.) as Thanksgiving Day.
So you’re probably asking yourself “why” am I posting this. Because, if we truly would use thanksgiving day to thank God for His provision–that would be beautiful. The greatest provision given to us by God is NOT “a turkey with all the fixin’s” meal. I believe the greatest provision promised to all people thousands of years ago, and fulfilled when He sent His only Son to do for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves, REDEMPTION!
Galatians 8:8-14 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer. For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM”. Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us-for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE “- in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. NASB
Enjoy the music. And yes, I had a wonderful day with family, food and fun. Thankful and blessed. ♥ Streim
“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer. O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah. But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him. Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD. Many are saying, ‘Who will show us any good?’ Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD! You have put gladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.” Psalm 4 NASB
The only words I can add is have a blessed day. ♥ Streim