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Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From my devotional: "There are things that you need to know before you can move forward, but don't push. Wait on Me, says the Lord, because everything needs to be in order and in perfect timing. Refuse to get frustrated when things aren't moving along as quickly as you would desire. Take a deep breath, rest in the assurance that I am in control, and trust Me. Everything will be all right."

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

I love the translation that says "They will RISE on wings like eagles." Trusting in the Lord allows us to rise up to new places, and to higher heights, trusting that we will soar! He removes our fear and uncertainty. He reminds us that we will be given a RENEWED strength when we wait on His perfect timing, and His sufficient strength, to go before us. We grow stronger by being deeper rooted in trust, so that we can RISE up like a tall tree, knowing that our foundation will hold firm. Another verse that paints a parallel picture for me is Matthew 7:25 "The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." In Christ we can build our houses taller, let our branches grow farther, and soar higher, knowing that although the storms will still come, we will be rooted in the Almighty.

"He who is in me is greater than I will ever be and I will RISE"

southern state of mind

Posted on: Sunday, September 11, 2011

For some reason...

I always fancied living in the south, or growing up there in the 50's. The closest I've ever been so far is Hill City, Kansas. I went there when I was a kid for a family reunion. I remember the warm nights running around catching fire flies and putting them under our nails. I often dream about livin' in an old country house by the river with a giant willow tree in the yard. And I wouldn't mind a good ol beefy porch with a swing to curl up in. I'd watch the sunrise with Bible and cup of creamed coffee, and sway back n' forth sippin' my tea in the evenings staring out over the moonlight fields waiting to hear the train horn:) Not too much to ask is it?

I love country music, but especially the folky authentic bluegrass type with some banjo, harmonica, and fiddle playin' in em. Needtobreathe status.

I just wanna be where every blanket is a quilt, every yes is followed by ma'am, every chair rocks, every breakfast is farm fresh, every car is a truck, all the roads are dirt, all the food is freshly fried, the pants are suspended, the horses wear shoes but the people don't, every restaurant is a diner, every sentence is in slang, every church seat is an old white pew, and everyone has the best accents of all.

The heavens declare the glory of the Lord and the earth reveals His handiwork. Ps. 19:1

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