Monday, November 5, 2018

Tea~Roses and Scripture ~

Hello to you my dear and graceful followers!
Once in awhile I enjoy treating myself to a bouquet of beautiful flowers,
and these gorgeous pink laced roses were calling my name,
"pick me ~ pick me" how could I just walk on by?
These roses were in the sale bucket, no less,
and they have given me pure joy and delight for days now.
I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen and I have a special place
where I love to display my flowers so I can view them from any angle.
  

My daughter, Stephanie, gifted me with this sweet teapot cream & sugar set 
a few years ago and I thought it was a perfect set to use as I enjoyed a cup of tea
all alone while I read the Scriptures, and bowed my knee before the throne of God. 
Just me ~ myself ~ and I ~ alone with God ~ what sweet fellowship
as I sought out to seek the face of God.
Do you ever have those days when all you desire is time alone with God?
I mean, real quiet you and God time, even if it requires your entire day?
"When thou saidst, Seek ye my face;
my heart said unto thee, 
Thy face Lord will I seek."
~ Psalm 27:8 ~

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I was enjoying my time as I searched through the Scriptures,
quietly giving God my heart, my all, without any disruptions.
My desire was to be aware of His presence,
 for I know that He delights in our worship of Him,
even those alone times of worship.
'O Lord, cleanse the intent of my heart with Your unspeakable gift of grace'
I know God wants me to live my life to His glory,
no matter if I am eating, drinking or spending time alone with Him.
God wants the glory and He should get the glory!
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do,
do all to the Glory of God"
~ 1 Corinthians 10:31 ~


"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
and to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High.
To show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning,
and thy faithfulness every night.
~ Psalm 92:1~2 ~
God desires that we would publicly acknowledge His goodness,
His (lovingkindness) to us in the morning,
and His (faithfulness) to us EVERY night.
We certainly have much to be thankful for when we reach the end of our day, don't we?
"Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!"
~ Psalm 107:21

Praising my Jesus!
~ Debbie 

This is the week for the memorial service of my dear father-in-law
and there will be some travelling involved,
so I will be taking some time away from blogging.
With the Holidays coming upon us soon I'm uncertain of when I will post again.
One day at a time...
God's abundant love and blessings be upon you my friends!
♡♡♡


16 comments:

~ maria ~ said...

Good morning sweet Debbie 😊 wanting to be alone with our God brings us to a place of rest, comfort and most of all joy! A joy that fills every crevice of our being. ... I’m sorry for your loss Debbie ... 💗

Elizabethd said...

And yet, somehow, we are never 'alone' with God. He fills us to the brim with His wonder. there is never a feeling of loneliness.

Creations By Cindy said...

Praying for you dear friend and the memorial service for your FIL. Oh I love those roses and your tea set that Stephanie gifted to you is so lovely. Love, love, love that picture of that beautiful rose sitting upon the Word of God. Oh yes...He is indeed the Rose of Sharon isn't He? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debby Ray said...

Such beautiful roses and they are just stunning with the tea set from Stephanie! I love my time quiet time all alone with the Lord. Just this past Friday, I was able to get away alone...out among the gorgeous fall splendor, just me and Jesus! You are in my prayers as you get ready to attend the memorial service for your dear FIL, dear Debbie. Just don't stay away too long! ♥

Evelyn Bray said...

I had one of those days a couple weeks ago, when the kids were at grandma's. It was wonderful! and much needed.

Amelia said...

Oh yes Debbie, me too. It's those quiet times with the Lord that are so special as you wrote. I also love waking up before anyone else and spending that quiet before God the Father.

I'll remember you in my prayers as you have the upcoming Memorial service, I hope things are plodding along in a Peaceful manner at this time. It's never easy I know.

Oh the upcoming holidays, oh my. So much to think about right? I was going to try a vegan stuffing recipe today and had my veggie sausage out and all...Well, the veggie sausage hopped into the Italian soup I was making. ...Maybe another day for that stuffing. ;)

Such beautiful flowers and lovely tea set! That is a wonderful set up you have there, so nice spending time with the Father in such a lovely setting!

You take care now Debbie, A hug. ~Amelia

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful post in words and photos.My Jesus I love Thee,I know Thou art mine.May you find peace as you remember your father-in-law.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Sending prayers and love to you as you journey for this sad occasion this week, although we know when our loved ones love the Lord, it is just a farewell until we meet again...but yet, we still miss them and our hearts grieve. How fitting that you spent some extra special time alone with the Lord, just the two of you. I know that helped to prepare your heart for the task ahead. I love those intimate moments with the Lord. I need to remind myself to do that more often. We get so caught up in the daily routines that we don't set apart time for one on one with Jesus. We have our daily devotions, but not the same thing. So I am glad for you to have had those beautiful moments...and those roses are exquisite. Thank you for sharing them with us. Praying for you as you travel and then as you embrace the holidays without your loved one. We will have a similar situation...the first Thanksgiving/Christmas without my mother in law. here. It will be different for certain. (((hugs))) to you all.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful post with lovely pictures and verses and words, my friend. I have to remember daily to give thanks in ALL things, even our sufferings. I pray for you daily, and will pray for your safety as you travel for your father-in-law's memorial service. Blessings to you, Debby!

Regina said...

I will be praying dear Debbie as you mourn the loss of your father-in-law. And yes, I love having my alone time with God, so much so that I get irritated when it's interrupted. When, it does though, I try to be gracious and not have a bad attitude.

Kerin said...

Sending warm thoughts and comforting wishes for you and your family in this time of loss.
I'm glad that you have had a chance to study the scriptures and feel the comfort the scriptures give us.

{{hugs}}
~K.

p.s. I relish my daily scripture study and faith growing opportunities. What comfort it is to know of our Heavenly Father's plan for us and His love for us :)

Teri said...

Dear Sweet Debbie

Such a comforting posting. I find that I cherish those quiet times with God. I cherish the peace and the feeling of contentment that come from those quiet times.

Praying for peace and comfort to you and your family.

Warmest Hugs ♥ Teri

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh to have daily quiet time! With a son at home and grandchildren to watch it is not possible every day for me. Your roses are gorgeous! I hope your trip goes well, as sad as it will be to say a final goodbye. Blessings to you!

Linda Walker said...

Dear Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear your family has suffered another loss. My condolences and deepest sympathy....I am doing some catch up and I see I have missed so much. Your roses are lovely and they would've been calling my name as well. What a sweet tea set Stephanie gave to you! Lovely post my friend. I try to wake up every morning with a grateful heart. There is always so much to be grateful for. Sending my love, take good care.

Ginny said...

That was the most beautiful posting ever! Quiet time with the Lord. Yes, I long often to be alone with my Lord. It is not that easy sometimes as we are both retired and he is usually around where I am. My heart is so heavy again. Oh, Debbie, does it ever end? My brother in law who had a stroke, then found out he has brain cancer, now has a blood clot. That lovely man is suffering so much, it pains my heart for his wife, my sister, and their two daughters. Then this past couple of weeks, a good friend whom I have not heard from in quite some time came into my mind and stayed there until I finally called her only to find out her phone was disconnected. I tried to find someone in her family that I could call but no luck. So I googled her and her name showed up with her obituary. She had passed away on October 19th. I am in such an emotional mess.
I know death is a part of life, but it surely is hard to accept. Well, I hope to see you blog again soon. Your postings always touch my soul in the most beautiful ways. God bless. ginny

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Praying for you as you go through this season of grief. I know with the holidays coming it will be especially hard for you all. Safe travels!

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