Sunday, May 03, 2009

another day the Lord has made!!!

Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved. (Joel 2:32)

So why don't I call on His name? Why do I run to this person or that person, when God is so near and will hear my faintest call? Why do I set down to plot my own course and make my own plans? Why don't I immediately place myself and my burden on the Lord?

Straight ahead is the best way to run, so why don't I run directly to the living God? Instead, I look in vain for deliverance everywhere else, but with God I will find it. With Him I have His royal promise: "[I] will be saved." And with Him I never need to ask if I may call on Him or not, for the word "everyone" is all encompassing. It includes me and means anybody and everybody who calls upon His name. Therefore I will trust in this verse and will immediately call on the glorious Lord who has made such a great promise.

My situation is urgent, and I cannot see how I will ever be delivered. Yet this is not my concern, for He who made the promise will find a way to keep it. My part is simply to obey His commands, not to direct His ways. I am His servant, not His advisor. I call upon Him and He will deliver me.

~Charles H. Spurgeon


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this was my morning reading ... how true ... how encouraging ... we NEED only God ... He will be our ever present help ... in all things ...

i just spoke to maria ... she has been at home 2 nights now ... and she is feeling so blessed ... so glad to be in her own bed ... and she feels "well" ... she will be getting homecare every day ... and she will be going to dialysis 3 times a week ... there are hurdles to her everyday living ... but what a far far way she has come!!! from a sure death - many a time ... to being at home once again ... our God is amazing ... truly amazing ... answering prayers that i, with my weak faith, was too afraid to pray! truly amazing ...

thank you for your prayers ... may your day be filled with the sweetness of Jesus ....


a happy moment in time

16 comments:

jel said...

that's good to hear!

huggs

Jammie J. said...

So glad Maria's home for now. A bit a respite in the midst of all that's gone on. That picture is lovely, such beautiful smiles. :)

Mari said...

Good quote from Spurgeon. It's so good to hear the good news from Maria and I love the picture you shared.

grammy said...

Great news. So true, we need to call on God FIRST. I love the picture. It does look like such a happy time. We have great weather today...that helps bring on the smiles (o:

Sita said...

Saija,
My heart is so full today...recognizing how very MUCH we need Him..to let His holy Love crash over me like a wave...so many hurts around me...
so glad Maria is in her own bed...it makes such a difference..
Love, Sita

Cathy said...

What a precious picture, Saija! And the devotional was great. Have you seen the song I wrote "Call Unto the Lord" on my music website now?

MeMaw said...

Loved reading Spurgeon message, how timely and how true!

So happy that Maria has made it home. When I went through cancer and chemotherapy and spent many days in the hospital, I remember how special it always felt to be back home!

~Blessings~

auntibeck said...

LOVE your hair! I'm glad to see this post--my little faith was getting worried about you! So thankful for the update on Maria!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful photo! I'm so thrilled that Maria is at home and doing well! That is such happy news.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi, I'm happy to be reading your posts more regularly again these days. And I'm glad for good news about Maria. Yes, I've thought of her, and am glad she's back home, and that the virus is sterile, and above all, that she is feeling well!

Love
Lidj

Fred said...

Wonderful news about Maria. You guys look great in the picture, too.

I hope you have a great week, Saija. I'm off due to a potential sine flue case at school, so I'll be hanging out and doing chores at home.

Tim said...

Hi Saija,
Blogger disabled my blog on April 29th and I cannot get them to restore it. So if they persist in ignoring my entreaties then I may give up blogging altogether because I don't have the energy to start all over again. So if that's it that's it but I would ask that you pray about this as I want to be in God's will on this matter.
Thanks Saija. Blessings to you and Leo.

Amrita said...

I feel like weeping upon reading this Saija. You spoke to me in my situation. I needed to read this.

As I walk throught he valley of the shadow of death your testimony encourages my heart, gives me hope and strength

Maggie Ann said...

What a joyous post! I'm so glad for her. What a loving God we have....who loves us with an everlasting love. I loved your quote from Spurgeon also....how very true. I'd better get outside...I want to help R with stacking kindling...he'll wonder what in the world happened to me...=).

Felisol said...

DEar Saija,
What a wonder it must be for Maria to finally be out of the hospital. I've often thought of the place she was, where they prayed over the loudspeakers every morning.
I'm sure that must have added an extra gear into the works of the medicinal personal as well as to the patients.
You must all be totally exhausted.
I hope and pray that God will ease your burdens and bless your days.
Send my best to Leo.
From Felisol

Sita said...

Just re-read this...I so love how God speaks through Spurgeon...in my last post, God used the illustration of going to Moab instead of Bethlehem (House of Bread) in my famine...
Lord, forgive me...
May the Bread of Life fill you this day, Saija...