We are a blessed nation.
2 Chronicles 7:14 gives the solution to this nation’s troubles.
It all depends on us.
“If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves,
(having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance)
(just talking to God)
and seek my face,
(worship, Bible reading, prayer, quiet listening)
and turn from their wicked ways;
(What are you watching on t.v. or movies? What are you reading? Is it wholesome? Are you seeking a clean pure heart? Kind to others, even those in your home? Honest? There are all kinds of sins that some Christians overlook. We need to really seek the Lord and ask him to reveal those to us. We need to be different than the average American.)
then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.”
Let’s do our part!
Thank you God!
Thank you to everyone who is praying for me. I’ve been writing at Harvest Lane Cottage for quite awhile, and I wrote about my diagnosis of breast cancer.
I am more than halfway through chemotherapy. I should be finished by mid-September. I have never looked forward to fall like this before!
Be blessed, and visit at Harvest Lane Cottage to keep updated.
ஐღ Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage ღஐ
…doing what I can with what I’ve got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!
I remember a quote from Erma Bombeck. You’ll remember her from the seventies. She said, “If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I aways in the pits?” A lot of us can relate. That’s what made Mrs. Bombeck so popular. She was famous for her witty way of stating the obvious.
God is famous for stating the not-so-obvious. It is He, Jehovah God, our father, who through the Holy Spirit, inspired Paul to write, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.
Unfortunately, that verse does not not mean that everything that happens to us is good. Quite the contrary. It doesn’t even mean that all things work together for good for everyone. It means He uses whatever the circumstances are to work for those who love Him, the ones He called for His purpose.
So, we have to trust Him even when we don’t feel like it, even when we cannot see any way that He can make things good. Trust, it all comes down to trusting Him and being patient for His perfect will and His perfect timing.
So, next time I’m pitting cherries again, I’ll remember that He is Good all the time, not just when we’re eating the cherry jam.
Trust and Obey for there’s no other way…to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.
May I suggest?
“With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
The past has shriveled and buried deep,
All yesterdays. There let them sleep.
Nor seek to summon back one ghost
Of that innumerable host.
Concern yourself with but to-day,
Woo it, and teach it to obey
Your will and wish. Since time began
To-day has been the friend of man;
But in his blindness and his sorrow
He looks to yesterday and to-morrow.”
Have a wonderful today!
*From the Character Classic Tiger and Tom, ISBN 1881545083
May God bless you as you draw close to Him.
May you feel God’s Holy Spirit with you, and may your heart be tuned in to His voice.
May you develop an insatiable desire to know Jesus better by reading The Word.
May you walk in divine health and peace.
It’s time to trust God.
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
Bridal shower and wedding season is upon us. Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit awkward when you gave or received a duplicate gift? Do you ever find yourself wondering what gift to give the bride—especially if this is the sixth wedding or shower you’ve attended this summer?
I’ve got some terrific ideas for the bride that will be appreciated, enjoyed, and no one else will duplicate! Remember… she’s a bride for a day and a wife for life!