I got up this morning and as usual got my coffee and sat down at the computer. There was nothing in the paper to read so I went to my email box. I found the cutest picture of my newest nephew Joseph Thomas or Joe Tom as I plan to call him.
I also got this grace gem and its a good one, So I'll share.
I look to You for strength
(A Puritan Prayer)
O Lord of grace, The world is before me this day, and I am weak and fearful--but I look to You for strength. If I venture forth alone, I stumble and fall--but on the Beloved's arms I am firm as the eternal hills. If left to the treachery of my heart, I shall shame Your name--but if enlightened, guided, upheld by Your Spirit, I shall bring You glory. Be . . . my arm to support, my strength to stand, my light to see, my feet to run, my shield to protect, my sword to repel, my sun to warm.
To enrich me will not diminish Your fullness. All Your loving-kindness is in Your Son. I bring Him to You in the arms of faith. Accept . . . His worthiness for my unworthiness, His sinlessness for my transgressions, His purity for my uncleanness, His sincerity for my deceit, His truth for my lies, His meekness for my pride, His steadfastness for my backslidings, His love for my enmity, His fullness for my emptiness, His faithfulness for my treachery, His obedience for my lawlessness, His glory for my shame, His devotedness for my waywardness, His holy life for my unchaste ways, His righteousness for my dead works, His death for my life.
We studied Ecclestiases last night and it was good. The whole book basically says that everything we do apart from seeking and doing the will of God is vanity. And you know, its true.
Mic 7:5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. Mic 7:6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies [are] the men of his own house. Mic 7:7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Mic 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me. Mic 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness.
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My Mother has gone to be with the Lord.I Miss her!
Pray for Whitney
"Praise Be to God" I am an "almost" 50 year old woman who's TIRED... I have 5 natural born children 4 boys and 1 girl who's 15 going on 25, who's driving me crazeeeeeeeee, and 3 stepsons, 1 who is 21 and mentally and physically about 6 months old,and 1 (I don't know why I call him foster, he is permanent) little, almost 3 year old boy who is wearing my old rear out ! I also have 3 wonderful grandsons and 2 little princess grand-daughters, who I brag on occasionally. God gave children to young women for a reason. I lost my mother recently and I am really having a hard time dealing with it. My life is a "Soap opera" but its my life. I love RUDY, I love Christopher Mark, I love Matthew Scott, I love Michael Shane, I love Chad Marshall, I love Whitney Rene', I love Rudy II, I love Jess , I love Ricky, I love Noah, I love Lucas, I love Adam, I love Kaleb, I love Alli, I love Dolese, I love Missy, I love Kelly, I love cotton candy, I love burning brush, I love circus peanuts, I love pecan pralines and cream bluebell, I love Iced tea, I love (and collect) sheep I love working in my yard, I love baked potatoes, I love my church, I love my Daddy, I love my sisters and brother, I love my neices and nephews, I love rain! I love wind! I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I am Glenda , I am saved by grace and I have the right to add to this list if I feel like it!