Monday, August 10, 2009

Encouragement

Today is the launch of(in) courage. They are asking the we share what gives us encouragement. I have given great thought about this and as I ponder my life and all its uncertainty and unknowns and blessings....My wonderful husband and daughters and how it is love that has made us all FAMILY... and my wonderful friends that are always there for me to push me along or pick me up and to laugh with or cry with. To all the wonderful encouraging christian music that I listen to daily...To the masterpiece of the landscape of this world by Gods hand.. I come back to the same answer for me, of what encourages me and that is my wonderful Savior,my Father, my FRIEND my Hiding Place...Who gave his life for a sinner such as I who loves me unconditionally. Who is always waiting to talk and to listen and to just sit in silence and hear my heart when there are no words. His amazing GRACE and MERCY never cease to amaze me and in all my time of doubt, fear and uncertainty I find great comfort in his words Philippians 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Sometimes I get caught up in trying to live life in my own strength and he soon reminds me that my way is not his way. Like the words from a song "he's still working on me." I thank my God for all he has blessed me with and for all he continues to open my heart and eyes to and for all the wonderful people he brings into my life.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful post! I also love those words, "For I know the plans I have for you", so comforting! So glad you joined us on (in)courage!!

Holley - (in)courage said...

Yes, you're so right. God is the ultimate encourager of our hearts. Everything else that encourages us can ultimately be traced back to Him...the giver of all good things. Thank you for the lovely reminder!

cjnsmom said...

I love that Tonya...God is not finished with is yet and this walk on Earth is very hard at times..all we can do is look forward to the day He brings us Home to Him!!!!

I LOVE YOU MY FRIEND!!!
Tracy