Thursday, January 24, 2008

Words from a Friend

Yesterday I opened an email from a friend who kindly sent me the words below from a book entitled 31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers.

I think I need to print out the words so I can read them again and again.

Before you begin to read...I must tell you about the weather. It's cold, it's raining, and the mountains are dusted with snow. The sky decorated with all sorts of clouds...very beautiful.

My son has a job interview today!

Here are the words from the book 31 Days of Praise:

"Thank You that You plan to use for good the struggles my loved ones face - including their disappopinting choices, their unwise or even harmful ways of thinking and living, and their sidetracks from going Your way (as I see it -and, Lord, I know I could be wrong!).

I praise you in advance for the part these difficult things are going to play in Your good plan for us - in eventual deliverance and growth and fruitfulness. I'm grateful that in all these things, the battle is not mine by yours . . . and that the final chapter has not yet been written. How good it is that I can call on You to give me wisdom to know what to say or not say, what to do and not do . . . and that You live in me so that I can love with Your love, even when it's hard. Thank You that these trials force me to trust You more!

I worship before You, my King and my God. I'm grateful that You command victories for Your people . . . and that "all things are Your servants." You're a God who acts on behalf of the one who puts his hope in You. Thank You that You are at work to answer my prayers in Your good way and time."

It's nice to be blessed with good friends who come alongside and keep me thinking in the right direction. Thanks Debbie! And I thank God for all of my blogging friends who do the same!

Have a good day, dear friends! We belong to a victorious God.


Dawn said...

Wonderful words of wisdom and hope!

Let's trust for a good interview!

Becky Wolfe said...

Beautiful words!

I wish our mountains were just 'dusted with snow' but as you saw from my blog, we're freezing up here! Can't wait for spring.

And yes, that park, Hayne's Point, is the same place where I love to kayak. I wonder if I can fit my bulging belly into a kayak this spring? Hmmm, on second thought, I could probably get in, but would I ever get out my hubby will be gracious enough to supervise!

Sharon Lynne said...

yes, supervision would be necessary in your condition. Don't forget the life jackets! and your camera :)

JAM said...

Just the kind of thing I need to hear when I see my daughters making such seemingly dumb decisions in their lives.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Victory... :)