Tuesday, August 29, 2006

tuesday morning ...

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picture taken yesterday at work ...

sometimes "junk mail" holds gold!!! here is a little group note i received this a.m. ... look at the verse ... *grin* ... it blessed me ... so i'm sharing ...


By Roy Lessin, Co-Founder, DaySpring Cards

"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." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

God has a plan for your life. He brought you into this world to fulfill that plan. It is the best plan that anyone could ever make for you. It is a plan that will bring Him the greatest glory and you the greatest good. From the beginning of this calendar year until its end, God is working out His plan.

As you follow God's plan for your life, you do so by faith. It is important to remember that He is the Guide and you are the follower. He does not need to bring you into His planning room as a consultant to help Him decide what is best for your life. God has called you to trust Him and to take the next step of obedience according to His will. God has said, "I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16 NKJV

Here are some ways that God is working out His plan:

He is your Shepherd—He is leading you.
He is your Provider—He is taking care of you.
He is your Strength—He is enabling you.
He is your Counselor—He is speaking to you.
He is your Shield—He is protecting you.
He is your Comfort—He is encouraging you.
He is your Father—He is blessing you.

13 comments:

Terry said...

Oh Boy Saija!!
Those "salt mines" look pretty good if you ask me!!
I love the verse that you posted here. Everytime I go into Flip Flop's sight it is impossibe the way she has it laid out not to see the verse and read it everytime! It is such a blessing!!...Love Terry

Pilot Mom said...

Great pic to go with a great post!

Mrs. Diamond said...

Thank God for all of that!!!

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous photo! And it's probably no coincidence that you found that verse in your email. :)

Saija said...

terry ... seems that verse is meeting me at every turn ... which encourages me enormously ... and yes, my work environment is really beautiful! this was a place about 10 minutes from the office where we had a noon time picnic!

claire ... summmer has been so busy that i haven't visited you as much as i usually do! hope all is well with "the pilot mom"!!!

mrsd ... amen!

catherine ... we had a picnic at that spot on sunday - just a little farewell to the end of the season thing ... it was fun & the spot lovely ... :o) ... and i'm thankful for encouraging verses like this one that seem to be popping up on a regular basis!!!! .... blessings on your job search - will continue to pray for you!

Fred said...

Can The Missus and I come up and stay with you for a few days? :) I want to experience the serenity of all the beauty in your pictures.

jackabug said...

Yes. you posted that quote on Fri. and I enjoyed it then. Isn't it neat you got it in the mail too! Jackie

Saija said...

fred ... *grinning* ... sure, and maybe we can come see the palms swaying in the winter? ... one of my AZ friends always says about canada "so much, for so few ... " ... oh - i visit your blog but you have so many commenters that it gives me a hard time when i try to open it up to add my 2cents! popular guy!

jackabug ... i thought that was cool too ... maybe i am spiritually hard of hearing at times, so God has to repeat the message a few times for me! do you think? :o) ...

Maiju said...

Your post was ment to me! I've been so tired and maybe even angry to God for taking me away from my good job and comfort living in Vantaa to Lappeenranta.

Well, it's getting better all the time. The work is easier. Funny, how we can miss harder work!! I enjoy the shorter days and shorter way to work. Gives me more time for the family.

Saija said...

maiju ... isn't God neat? He sends a message to us through whatever means is available - even a blog post from a small town in Canada, meant just for you? :o) ... i hope your move & work keep getting better & better! blessings to you!

Jammie J. said...

Man, you get good junk mail. I want to be on the junk mail list you're on. You can imagine what my junk mail holds. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Saija,
Thank you for your comments in my web journal.
The photo is beautiful, and thank you for sharing the mail.

Romi
http://romi.lifewithchrist.org/

Saija said...

jeanette ... well it's not all this good! *laughing* ... but can't throw the baby out with the bathwater! :o)

Romi ... thank you ... i enjoyed the weaving looms you had on your site!