Monday, March 19, 2012

Where do I start.....

....it begins in my heart!!!

Remember at the first of the year when so many of us allowed God to choose a "word for 2012" for us?!?!?   Mine was "truth"....and I recently told Pappy that I had no idea that some of the "truths" I had discovered were what God had in store for me!!!   I thought at first that it simply meant truths I would find in scripture that I could apply to my life....and that's most certainly happened.....but, our GOD had something even greater in mind!!!  I discovered some very important truths....about others, but most importantly about myself.  I truly don't know where to begin to share with y'all everything that's taken place....or, even if God will allow me to do that....but, "good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise"....I'll share as He directs!!!!

I recently  came across these verses of scripture....
....and they were exactly what I needed to read....
(of  course God had it planned that way!!!).... 

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. 
      You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, 
 that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. 
      O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks forever!
Psalm 30:11-12 (NLT)

Notice the two phrases that I high-lighted in yellow....those are the ones that just jumped off the page at me!!!!  I know that some probably thought I was in a deep, dark depression and that's why I quit blogging.....nope, not at all.  But, I did need the time to soul-search and re-discover, even at my age....where I must place my priorities....and the areas of my life where I have to "shake the dust from my feet" and move on!!!  I'm a firm believer, as I've shared with ya'll in the past....that EVERYTHING happens for a reason, just as Romans 8:28 tells us.

To each and every one of you who take the time to stop by, whether you're a follower, or not....whether you comment, or not....it doesn't matter at all....I just want you to know that I LOVE you....because, like I said in the very beginning....it begins in my heart!!!  
May God bless each and every one of you!!!

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

6 comments:

  1. What a sweet and humbling post this morning. We love you too sister. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Hugs sweet friend! I appreciate the reminder to shake the dust off...I was comfortable for awhile, and then the Lord stepped in and I've shaken the dust off and moving forward! Your posts seem to be just the thing for me!!

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  3. Praising Him is our daily armour that we put on and it is powerful against all opposition ....loving you back sista'

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  4. You have such a beautiful heart..I am not at all surprised that God is using you to bless all your readers and followers. I always look forward to my visits to Jeremiah 29:11

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  5. Glad to see you back. You are such a "Blessing". Love to you.

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  6. The song Thank you for giving to the Lord was playing as I scrolled through and read your post. I just want to say thank you. I really need to get back to posting myself even if it is once or twice a week.

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24