Wednesday, March 14, 2007

God meets us where we are at ...



i love it when God meets us exactly where we are at ... He did this for me - AGAIN - this morning ... but only after i finally quit my fussing - long enough to hear Him speak peace to my heart!

i had been feeling weary ... trying to divide myself up into small pieces to meet the needs of those around me ... or worse yet - trying to carry leo's burden for him ... i just flit from here to there to nowhere!! which doesn't do the "inner" me any good!

so this morning i had a good little chitchat with the Lord ... confessing things (which He already knew!) and taking time to enjoy a sunrise again ... isn't it amazing how confession clears our vision and we once again see the beauty all around?

afterwards i felt so much more like "me" ...


i hadn't turned over my little daily calendar for 6 days - and wouldn't you know it - this morning as i read Charles Swindoll's thought for this day - they were words i needed to hear ... coincidence? or a God thing? ... for me - it was definitely God!


When it comes to the matter of doing His

will, God has not said that you must answer

for anyone else except yourself. Quit looking

around for equality! Stop concerning

yourself with the need of others to do what

you are doing. Or endure what you have

been called to endure. God chooses

the roles we play. Each part is unique.

19 comments:

jel said...

what is a image thief?



would a hugg help?

auntibeck said...

This quote really spoke to me just now--about being a caregiver for my folks when not every sibling helps, with consistency anyway. REally good. And I'm so impressed with your faith and need to get back to that place of understanding with the Lord and allow Him to refresh your spirit.

Michael said...

I believe things are given to us as we need them. No coincidences.

A nice quote.

Take Care
Michael

Saija said...

jel ... ? ... maybe someone who swipes pictures from somewhere else? that would be me for the lovely painting i put out there ... sometimes, it is hard to know who to give credit to tho'... and huggs are ALWAYS helpful! thank you ... :o)

antbk ... isn't it cool the way the Lord can speak to all of us, at the same time, about different issues - yet they are the same ... the comfort He gives blurrs the lines ... blessings on you as you take care of your folks ...

michael ... yes, i do believe that too ... when it happens it is such a "God is with HERE" moment - i love it ... that He cares individual for each of us ... you take care too!

S.Hunt said...

Saija,

You are so right! God does meet each of us right where we are, what an awesome love He has for us. I love to listen to Charles Swindoll. I have an Insight For Living daily calendar too. :)
I would like to invite you to visit www.faithlifts.com

I write for the health forum there too, and there are also other forums that have very good inspirational articles as well.

Have a great day!

Elizabeth said...

Comforting to know HE knows our every need long before we realize it!! A GREAT BIG HUG to you, dearie...tis not easy to take care of sick folk!! I would bring you something yummy if I lived nearby...maybe someday, eh??

Lorna said...

Godincidence I like to call it. What a wonderful quote though! It's so easy to pick up burdens again even when we've left them at the cross, or try to carry others (when Jesus has promised to do it!)

But I've never thought about this expectation that someone else should endure what we are called to, or indeed for them to do that it is that we have been called to do!

Food for thought indeed!

Thanks. I'm so grateful you swung by today - I haven't been blog checking as much as I could - and have a lot of news from you to catch up on :)

Pat said...

That's a great lesson - to stop looking for equality. I find myself falling in that trap too often, especially conerning my siblings contribution to my moms welfare. Reading this was not a coincidence for me either - it was a God thing!

jel said...

morning,
the reason I asked was cause it is on this post where you somethings put a pictures in a yellow sign


that's all

Saija said...

s.hunt ... i did drop by that sight to have a peak ... you are a busy girl to write for other forums as well!

elizabeth ... thank you for the offer of goodies! i have developed a very sweet tooth in these 50 type years! *grin*

lorna ... i like that "Godincidence" ... and i know what you mean about so many blogs to visit - yet not enough time ... thanks for popping by and encouraging me along ...

pat ... God always meets us where the need is, doesn't He? ... blessings on your day!

jel ... thanks for telling me about - it doesn't show up on my computer - maybe cause i was the image thief? hmmmm ... so i changed the way i displayed this pic ... does it look better? ... hope you have a super day!

jel said...

much better!

power went out on me,
sorry it took so long getting back here!


blessings

Sista Cala said...

I see you got the theft charges dropped. lol :-) Grand larceny of a photo is just a bit over the top. lol

Saija said...

jel ... hopefully the power stays on now for! ... :o)

sista cala ... yes! jel helped me get that "get out of jail - free" card! it's a lovely pic, and i don't know who to give credit too ... i guess i best beware how i post pics, eh ... !

Jammie J. said...

Life is full of ups and downs, it's good that God it there to level things out for us. :)

P.S. Glad that little yellow box is gone! That was some clever coding on their part.

Saija said...

j ... *blush* i'm glad the yellow box is gone too - they made it so that i couldn't see it, but others could - very smart coding! i'm sure there is a post in there somewhere, eh! .... and YAY for God and His ever present help!

eija said...

That Swindoll guy was a wise one :)

Jammie J said...

Happy Friday to you. :)

Maggie Ann said...

A wonderful Christian lady once wrote 'God makes no mistakes'...that was what we read on her sympathy card the day we laid our dear girl to rest in Jesus. Trusting, simply trusting...

Saija said...

eija ... yes, he has many good thoughts!

j ... samem to you & tony!

maggie ann ... that is a good thought to remember ... and think on ... then remember again ... thank you ...