Monday, February 23, 2015

I'm Back!

" Blessed be the Name, blessed be the Name,
blessed be the name of the Lord!"

I love the chorus to this hymn
and sing it in my heart
when rejoicing over the goodness of the Lord.
My dear and sweet friends,
blessed be the name of the Lord,
for He has blessed my heart richly.


" The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich,
and he addeth no sorrow with it"
( Proverbs 10:22 )

This is a beautiful piece of scripture
 I claimed during my time away and,
 with the health issues I have been going through.
The goodness and grace of my precious Heavenly Father
is more than I can put into words dear friends. 
My God, my Savior and the healer of my body
has touched me with His tender hand and mercies.
In a very short time I have made great progress!
All my praise and thanks go to my God,
with an overflowing believing heart while
trusting in God's promises found in the Scriptures.


"Father I thank thee that
thou hast heard me"
(John 11:41b)
This was the prayer of Jesus when he brought Lazarus back to life.
By faith I trusted in the Lord 
knowing He would hear my prayer
because Philippians 4:6  tells me ~
 " Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God" 
 By "prayer and supplication"
 supplication is for particular needs.
"We can continue in prayer, 
and watch in the same with thanksgiving"
( Colossians 4:2 ) 

 God desires that we would be in prayer always
and watching with thanksgiving
as He answers those prayers according to His will.
His love for us is far greater
than we can even fathom.
His ways are far greater
 than all that we can do for ourselves.
His ways are perfect
 no matter what the outcome of our prayers may be.
Therefore ~
 we watch we wait and we trust Him, with a thankful heart.

And then... We are to pray one for another.
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man
availeth MUCH."
(James 5:16b)
You my dear and sweet friends
were out there praying for me I know,
because I could feel those prayers and your love.
From my heart ~ thank you!
Thank you for your love care and concern,
my heart is truly blessed.

Precious Heavenly Father.
Your love brings me to my knees
with a heart full of gratitude and praise.
You care about every detail of our lives,
more than we even care for ourselves.
Many times we fail and yet ~
You are there to pick us up
and love on us in all the areas we are so in need of.
Thank you. Thank you for so much!

To God be the Glory!



Esther Asbury said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better! What a lovely reminder of our Father's love and care for us!
(Beautiful pictures too!)

J said...

I am so happy for you! Of course He would hear your prayer and answer it positively! Sometimes when I am caught in moments of doubt, I remind myself that whatever I would do to help or protect my own children is manifested effortlessly multiple times by Our Lord on my behalf.
This is such a peaceful, encouraging and comforting post. I will return to it any time I need it's strength!
Thank you!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful post. I too am trusting in God for some health issues. I'm so glad you are feeling better. Welcome back.

Sylvia said...

I've missed you and so thankful for answered prayers. glad you're back and doing better!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Debbie and welcome back. Your post is beautiful and so glad that prayers have been answered and your health issues getting better. What a blessing it is!!
Love your photo.
Have a wonderful week ahead.

Hugs, CM

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Debbie, my heart leaped with joy to see your email come in this morning! And having read your blog, I am so blessed and grateful to hear that God has given you refreshment and healing of body and soul! He's such a tender and precious Father (Abba Father), and I thank Him for the answers to our prayers. Oh, yes, I too love that chorus and the wonderful Scripture passages...but most of all your prayer of love, adoration, and gratitude! Yes, to God be ALL the glory...forever! Amen! Warm and loving hugs, precious friend! You've lifted me up as well this morning!

Billie Jo said...

So happy to see you here, and to read that you are feeling better.
Have a cozy day! : )

Sola Scriptura said...

Welcome home!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Amen Debbie! So happy you are feeling better. God is so good....all the time!

Stephanie said...

A lovely, refreshing post :) A post that not only expresses your praise and gratitude, but also encourages us to not give up hope... to praise our Lord in every circumstance.

My heart rejoices to know you are better - I have seen you with my very own eyes and it's a joy to see how much you have improved. God is faithful...

Your pictures are lovely! Are they from Sauble Falls? Enjoy your Monday! Love you

NanaDiana said...

Welcome back, Debbie. I hope you are feeling MUCH better. xo Diana

Debby Ray said...

Welcome back, sweet friend! I hope your little time away to the sunshine has refreshed and rejuvinated you! You were missed :) I am so glad to hear that the Lord heard your prayers and that you are feeling are SO right...He cares about EVERYTHING concerning His children, no matter how small. Your lovely photos and scriptures are so calming and encouraging. Have a blessed day, my freind!

Marilyn Mathis said...

Welcome back! So glad that you are feeling better. God is so good. He loves us and hears when we call out to him for help. Hugs.

Sandi said...

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man
availeth MUCH."
(James 5:16b)


living from glory to glory said...

YUP... You were being prayed for, and you did your part by standing on His Word...
I just knew you would come back refreshed in many ways. But so glad you are back and in your own home again!
Blogging really has its blessings!
Hugs, Roxy

Bethany Carson said...

Blessed be the name is such a beautiful song. Love your photos of the waterfalls!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Welcome back Debbie, I missed you! Glad you are feeling better.

doodles n daydreams said...

Welcome back, I'm so pleased you are feeling better.
I enjoyed your lovely post.


Huckleberry stitches said...

Welcome back, so thankful your doing better! You have been on our glad your doing well!

magnoliasntea said...

I love Blessed Be The Name, too! Lovely photos of the waterfalls. Will keep your health in my prayers. :)
Have a wonderful day!

JES said...

What beautiful photos of God's creation! Blessed be His High and Holy name indeed! I didn't realize you had health issues Debbie. I will be praying for you! :)

Wilma said...

Hello Debbie,
so nice to meet you. It's the first time I visit your blog.
I enjoyed reading your post. It's refreshing indeed ! more than one way. I'm visiting via ROI.Will be a follower.

May God bless you,
Wilma, Shabby Royale.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It's so nice to read your wisdom again, my friend. I hope that you enjoyed your time in the sun and that you are feeling well. Yes, I continue to pray for you. Love and hugs!

Scrappy quilter said...

Beautifully written. So nice to stop by.

M.K. said...

So glad you are better, thanks to the loving hand of our Lord. Welcome home :)

Robyn said...

First of all - welcome home, Debbie! Secondly, I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better. Love that all the prayers here are helping in your recovery.
You've got to get back to tip top shape - we all need you!
Big hugs to you, daffy friend. xoox

Camille said...

Welcome home!! SO glad you are feeling like you are making strides forward with your health my friend. Hugs to you! Camille

Mindy said...

So happy to hear you are home and especially that you are feeling better. Praising God with you for that. I have been thinking of you and praying. Beautiful scripture verses and beautiful pictures here!

Conniecrafter said...

such good news that you are doing better, praise God for blessing you with healing and may he continue to look after you

Anonymous said...

Hello dear friend. So thankful your health has improved. You and Stephanie are very special to me and I'm grateful to re-join you in blogland. God bless your day.

Nina said...

Hi Debbie,
Such a wonderful and encouraged post, Debbie ... I am actually listening at the moment a song "Blessed be the name of the Lord" - the text saying:

"Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name"

Yes, there is life, hope and joy in the name of the Lord!

Blessings to your weekend and the week to come,

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