Thursday, July 30, 2009

Showers of blessings and a few words of encouragement!!

I was so thankful to be awakened this morning by thunder and a refreshing rain. We haven't had any rain in several weeks, and our daily temperatures have been 100 degrees or higher. This is one day I won't have to get out and water my yard and flowers, yea!! The threat of grass fires has been high so this will help our firefighters, those who live out in the country, our farmers and our ranchers as well. Speaking of showers, I know God blesses our lives daily. Sometimes, however, the stresses of daily living, loss, or loneliness, may get us down. I have some quotes that I keep on the front of my refrigerator to remind me that God is in control of all things. I wanted to share some of these quotes with you:
~When we are in a situation where Jesus is all we have, we soon discover He is all we really need.~Gigi Graham Tchividjian
~God is adequate as our keeper. Your faith will not fail while God sustains it: you are not strong enough to fall away while God is resolved to hold you.~
~The beauty of grace is that it meets us where we are and gives us what we don't deserve~Charles R. Swindoll
~What a wonderful God we have. He is the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us. ~2 Corinthians 1:3-4TLB
~I am with you and will protect you wherever you go.~Genesis 28:15 TLB
~The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger and of great mercy.~Psalm 145:8KJV
~Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."~MaryAnne Radmacher
I am wishing a wonderful day for you!


Rebecca said...

I love the quote from MaryAnne....Beautiful words full of God's love and grace...


Debbi said...

Love your pond Vicki! Glad you got some relief from the heat---we have had 4 days of 100+ temps here in Oregon. 107 yesterday! But so much better than the ice storm we had in December...--my fave is---this is the day the Lord has made...I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Pauline said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and welcome to the blogging world. So pleased that your area has finally getten some rain. For the past month we've has rain every day in the UK!! Not much of a summer, but I thank the Lord just the same :o)
Hope you have a blessed day.