Sunday, May 22, 2011

sunday morning ....

i was just visiting some of my blog buds ... it's been a while ... again!  and as always, you cheered my heart (though i didn't leave any comments) ... and i am so grateful for each of you ...

i've blogged in my head - but i haven't gotten anything down on "paper" ... so i thought i would leave a note this morning ... i just wanted you to know that i am fine ... going through a time of quietness and possibly residing in a "winter season"  - though it is definitely spring time in our world ...

blessings on this day that the Lord has made ...

outside my window


portion from my morning devotional:

"If you are going through a time of isolation, seemingly all alone, read John 17.  It will explain exactly why you are where you are - because Jesus has prayed that you "may be one" with the Father as He is. ... God is not concerned about our plans; He doesn't ask, "Do you want to go through this loss of a loved one, this difficulty, or this defeat?"  No, He allows these things for His own purpose.  The things we are going through are either making us sweeter, better, and nobler men and women, or they are making us more critical and fault-finding, and more insistent on our own way."  My Utmost for His Highest ~ Oswald Chambers

10 comments:

Felisol said...

Dear Saja,
I've been thinking about you often, lately and have held both you and Leo up in prayer.
I will continue doing so. You are dear to me, you know and near in the spirit.
From felisol

Crown of Beauty said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog place. I read around here a bit. Lovely picture from your window. I loved the robin picture too.

Enjoy your solitude... winter is good. It prepares us for the newness of spring.

Praying for you...

Love
Lidj

Mari said...

Hi Saija,
It's good to hear from you again and I'm glad to hear you and Leo are doing well. Be blessed in this quiet time!

Jammie J. said...

Happy Sunday.
My fuschia looks rather scrawny compared to that beauty outside your window. :)

Pat said...

My Sweet friend, it's so good to hear from you. I've been doing a lot of the same type of blogging, in my head, but not on paper!
Thank you for the quote, it's very timely for me...God always gives an answer.
Hugs!!

Becky said...

Jesus prayed! I have also been a quiet time. All I Can say is God is good! Thank you my sister!

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Saija, Its good to visit you here. Things have been quite busy and a bit hectic with spring cleaning and our dear extended family here for a week. What fun we had, but now its very lazy & quiet. We have been working outside a lot. With happy results, but we never seem to get done! Sending love....may your quiet time renew you deep down in your heart. *hugs*

the silver of His fining said...

I love O.Chambers, and this thought is precious. I have been learning similarly about alone time with the Saviour.
Joyce in WI

Maggie Ann said...

Belated Happy Canada Day! I am loving the Canadian series, 'Wind at my Back'. Have you enjoyed it too?

Maggie Ann said...

Oswald Chambers is a spiritial giant...love his writings too. Hope your day is going to be cooler than ours. I'm off to go email you. *hugs*