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Monday, March 29, 2010

Gratituesday - Learning to be Content



As our time here in Italy is drawing to a close, I have been constantly thinking, wondering, worrying even, about what we will do and where we will be when we return. This seems to be a constant struggle for me over the past couple years. Some days I gain the victory and other days my flesh shows its ugly head. Remember, the name of this blog has a purpose? Hebrews 11:13,15,16 scroll down to the bottom of the screen.


Over the last few days though, I have been seriously praying over my attitude and really trying to give it to the Lord. I am so thankful that He has been giving me a verse here or a song there to remind me of Him and His plan. I do not need to worry about this. God has a very special place for us. He has a perfect plan for my husband and how he will provide for us. Do I need to try to figure this all out on my own? NO WAY! I ask myself, "Why would I want to interfere with the God of the universe?"


So that you can rejoice and be encouraged, I thought I would share a couple of the things God has used this week in my life. I just kind of happened upon them and I am so glad I did! I hope you will enjoy them too...


This is an older hymn I found ...


How happy's every child of grace; That feels his sins forgiven!

"This earth," he cries, "is not my place, I seek a place in heaven;"

A country far from mortal site, Yet, Oh! by faith I see,

The land of rest, the saint's delight, A heaven prepared for me.


A song that I came upon. .. I don't know anything about the singer, good or bad, but I appreciate the words of the music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1llIIhBMCjU especially the words "You have taught me heaven's my true home".



Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for...
The evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1


Thank you to Laura over at Heavenly Homemakers for hosting this each Tuesday.

1 comment:

3girlmomblog said...

Ah, yes. I am going through much of the same now. Thanks for the encouraging scripture and words. My husband and I are pastors about to embark on a journey of faith. Obeying God's leading one step at a time. We're leaving a place of security, and following the leading of God to a new work, walking through each door as He opens it. I pray God's peace over your life. Matthew 6:25 - no worries! = )

Hebrews 11:13,15,16

... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.