Friday, September 21, 2007

channels only




Channels only, blessed Master -
But with all Thy wondrous pow'r
Flowing thru us, Thou canst use us,
Ev-ry day and ev-ry hour.

it's been a week of struggle ... to be a channel of God's love ... to be NICE, not impatient ... to be caring rather than care-less ... to not carry extra burdens that seem to be strewn in my pathway ...

yup ... it's been a struggle ...

Channels only, blessed Master -
But with all Thy wondrous pow'r
Flowing thru us, Thou canst use us,
Ev-ry day and ev-ry hour.
Mary E. Maxwell, Ada Rose Gibbs

12 comments:

daisymarie said...

Thankfully, not too many weeks come that way.

May you be blessed with sweet moments of peace and your spirit fed full.

Maggie Ann said...

Sending you a BIG hug! I'm off to get ready for bed...its been a good day for me, but hubby has not had one. Talk to you later...

Sabine said...

Another BIG hug from me!

Daughter of the King said...

(((((HUGS))))
and prayer......and Rest!
Deby

auntibeck said...

I just made some comfort food--graham crackers smeared with chocolate frosting...I'm sending some your way to have with a nice glass of milk and a kitten on your lap, in front of a picture window looking out to a glorious sunset and a world about to turn color...

Praying for you...

(we are having our first rain of the entire year this evening...so welcome, dreamy almost!)

Ginger said...

I loved that hymn when I was growing up! Thanks for the reminder of it...and for sharing about your tough week. I hope the next one goes better.

Mimi said...

Saija,
I continue to pray for you every day and think of your struggles...
God has a special place for you in his arms
[[hugs]]

Pat said...

Awesome. I've never heard that before, is it a hymn?
Sending you prayers, hugs and peace.

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for posting, even when it's a struggle and hard. We are praying.
Susan

Saija said...

tina ... thank you ... today has indeed been better ...

maggie ann ... wouldn't it be nice if we could all have those good days together? hugsbackatcha!

sabine ... thank you! hope your weekend is blessed!

Deby ... prayer & rest ... now that is definitely something needed! :o) t-y!

antibk ... i did indeed have a kitten on my lap when i read your note! course that little kitten is also causing me some stress!! the comfort food was appreciated! :o) ... hope you enjoyed the rain!

ginger ... i hope so too! :o) ... i was reading your post about not being "at home" anywhere because of moving so much in younger years ... got me thinking - i can relate!

mimi ... our God is so wonderful, isn't He? !!!!

pat ... i've sung it as a little chorus ... i should really look up the writers & then see if there is more to it than that ... t-y for the prayer ...

susan ... i seemed so listless to even post about anything - even tho' life was churning along ... but the pic & chorus came together ... as did the sharing ... thanks for your caring!

Elizabeth said...

It is indeed difficult to be on constant call for another's needs. And in my life, sometimes several at one time. Being a nurse is not an easy job! Glad things are going a tad better for you! Blessings!!
Elizabeth

Saija said...

elizabeth ... thank you ... what i really pray for, is that i knew how to take BETTER care of leo!! i'm really a bad nurse! i'm hoping the loving wife part takes care of the rest!