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Monday, October 3, 2016

{ Getting Excited }

I've felt God speaking to me through His word these past few weeks more than I think anytime in my entire life.  Okay, let me be honest.....
maybe I'm listening more than I ever have!

Wonder why that is?
Old age......
past experiences with how God has came through.....
prayers for wisdom and discernment?

Because of the uncertainty of what October holds for us in regards to Pappy's health and his job, I've  been REALLY listening to what God has to say about the situation.  One morning last week I felt Him speak to me to start looking upon the experience with excitement.  

What?
Get excited about something that I HAVE to be anxious about?
Why do I HAVE to?
Because isn't that what I normally do?
If I don't worry and get a bit on edge and ask a million questions like how, what, why and when doesn't that mean that I just don't care? After all, doesn't God need my help, maybe a few suggestions as to how to handle things?  

I'm pretty sure you might be shaking your head and laughing right about now!

God DOES NOT need one thing from me!
He's perfectly able to handle this and each and every other thing in my life.....
and yours.....
without our help!

This is the verse that popped into my head as I lay in bed this morning thinking about those words "get excited".  And, as is usual, I know it's in His word but don't remember where, so I crawl out of bed at 4:00 a.m. to look it up and realize that God once again is sending me His reassurance that.....

without any help from me at all.....
(imagine that.....LOL.....;-)

He's got this covered

Image result for isaiah 43:19

8 comments:

  1. Wow! What reassurance for you this morning! No wonder you're excited...

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  2. When one door closes another one will open! Keep trusting in His guidance, he's been doing this longer than we have.
    I have found that when I leave it in His hands, things always works out.
    Have a blessed day,Debbie.

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  3. Gotta love that Isaiah, he certainly had some good things to say! Sometimes God closes one door just to open a bigger and better door. You can't pray for open doors if you aren't willing to accept closed doors, because one leads to the other. Words from The Circle Maker....in my prayers, ((hugs))

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  4. Well, I read your other three comments before I began to type mine and I can't say it any better than your other three friends said it here. Just listen and trust...worry solves nothing! Hugs!!

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  5. This is a wonderful promised from God. Amen. God bless you as He opens new doors.

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  6. I'm excited for you to see what God has in store. I've always gauged how much I cared about something by how much I worried about it. Trying not to do that now. God has your back! Have a blessed day.

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  7. AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to hear more. Were discussing something similar Debbie...and how "I'm really doing this"--moving away to go to school. (and how family on both sides have made terrible comments and hubby is like, "Look, Linda, I'm not going anywhere and don't listen to them. This was the plan all along and now its time for you to fly.")

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  8. This verse is so appropriate for me as well as we take my mother for a consultation with health professionals on Wed afternoon. I'm believing that God has gone before us and prepared the way.
    Thanks for your encouragement.

    Diana

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