I Will Follow

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“You want to go where?!?”

“Up this mountain….come on, it’ll be grand.”

One walks, the other follows, keeping her eyes fixed on the sheep in front.  How I wish I could follow Jesus with the same kind of fixedness.  Keep my eyes on Him, follow, go, wherever He decides to lead.  Yet despite myself, He keeps me following…day by day, step by step, mountain by mountain.  And one day I’ll reach the top, with him, and it will be so worth it.  I won’t feel the pain of twisted joints from the journey, only joy that I made it with Him.  Be encouraged today, Lisa

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” ~Hebrews 12:2

“Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.  Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.  Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” ~Proverbs 4:25-27

A Prayer to Say Thank You

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We cry, we hope, we call out to God to help.  Sometimes the help is quick, but sometimes we don’t hear the answer that we think is best.  And sometimes the answer to our prayers comes rushing in like a wave of hope, lifting us up with overwhelming love for God.  And that’s how I am today….overwhelmed, thankful, grateful, loving God so much for His provision and lovingkindness.  Thank you, God.  “Praise the Lord!  For he has heard my cry for mercy.  The Lord is my strength and shield.  I trust him with all my heart.  He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”  ~Psalm 28:6-7  Blessings, Lisa

Whatever you’re going through today, don’t give up.  Keep talking to Jesus; He is listening with His whole heart.

Layers

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There’s always more than what you see.  As you draw closer, the layers reveal themselves.  Some layers beautiful, some not so much.  But the reality is what it is.  The old, the new, the wishful thinking, the what ifs, the maybes.  All layers, all life, and I am thankful for the opportunity to discover the layers as I go.  Slainte, Lisa

“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”  ~1Corinthians 13:12

Happy in the Rocky Places

Antigua

Antigua

I’ve always been impressed by trees and flowers that can hang on and thrive in rocky inhospitable places.  At first, I begin to feel sorry for them, but then I realize that that is ridiculous, as these strong little miracles are amazing, and strong, and happy where they’re planted.  The wind blows, the soil is far down, but they grow deep roots and grow.  And they tell us so much.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

Flowers in the Burren, Ireland

Flowers in the Burren, Ireland

“Keep your roots deep in him and have your lives built on him. Be strong in the faith, just as you were taught, and always be thankful.” – Colossians 2:17