Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Song of Praise & Thanksgiving

Blessings to you my sweet friends!
As you celebrate Thanksgiving
I pray there is a song
of praise in your heart
and on your lips.
Psalm 100 is a Psalm of thanksgiving,
but this Psalm also teaches us
WHY we should give praise
to our Great God.
" Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands."
" Serve the Lord with gladness:
come before his presence with singing."  
Verses 1&2 ~ teach us that God is the Creator.
What better time ~ than Thanksgiving ~
as we gather with family & friends
to have a heart that is willing 
to serve others, and in doing so
let it be with a joyful noise
and singing in your heart
to the Lord.  
" Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us,
and not we ourselves;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture."
" Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, 
and bless his name."
Verses 3&4 ~ teach us that God is our Owner & Leader.
I am thankful that I did not have to "make" myself,
because I would have done a pretty lousy job!
God is perfect, and He is perfect in His ways,
including ~ creating us.
What a comfort knowing that 
we are the sheep of His pasture.
It is God who looks after our every need and care.
Therefore~ let us enter His gates
with a thankful heart,
a truly thankful heart,
and honor Him with all that we do.
" For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations."
Verse 5 ~ teaches us that God is our
Sustainer ~ Savior & Successor. 
What a Savior!!
The Lord is faithful to His people
and we can trust in Him completely.
We should sing our praises
with a joyful shout!
When our hearts are full of thanksgiving
we will not be passive with our praises.
We will want to shout joyfully
unto the Lord, our Savior,
who has saved us by His mercy
which is, as the Bible says, "everlasting."
True biblical praise focuses on who God is.
What He does is the result
of who He is.
May we not only see what God does,
but who He is,
and sing songs of praise
with a thankful heart, blessing His name.
Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving!

Thank you Heavenly Father,
for the love You grace our lives with.
Thank you for Your many provisions,
love, care and concern in our lives. 
Fill us with a joy that reflects Christ in us,
bringing honor and glory to Your name.

~ Be Lovely~

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

God forgave my sin in Jesus' name

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.
This is my Jesus, my Lord, and my Savior.
He is worthy of all my praise.
As Thanksgiving approaches
I cannot help but give praise
with a grateful heart to my Jesus
for the salvation that I have
through His shed blood, for my sins.
God forgave my sin in Jesus' name,
therefor~ I want to freely share Christ with others.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time
to share God's goodness with others,
and I find this time of year unfolds
many opportunities for us to do just that.
My desire is to be sensitive to others
as these opportunities arise.
 I want to go and share the Gospel that others may believe,
and have the same hope
that I have found through Christ,
so they too may be heaven bound.
In a hurting world we don't have to look far
to see the many needs around us.
Lord, make us to be beautiful
witnesses to others.
The most important gift we could share is the Gospel.
For He is worthy!
This Thanksgiving, may we all see the needs
around us and share freely
the salvation message of hope
by letting the Gospel sound forth!
And with thankful hearts
let us praise the Lamb,
who is worthy of ALL our praises.

God Forgave My Sin In Jesus' Name/Freely Freely
~ Composed by Carol Owens ~

God forgave my sin in Jesus' name 
I've been born again in Jesus' name
and in Jesus name I come to you
to share His love as He told me to.
He said freely, freely, you have received,
freely, freely give
Go in My name, and because you believe
others will know that I live.

Our Precious Heavenly Father.
We have so much to be thankful for,
especially the salvation we have
through Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Give us a passion for others.
 Fill our hearts with love
so that we may see the needs around us
and share freely the Gospel of hope.
Let us not be ashamed
for You are worthy.

~ Be Lovely ~

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Please Pray For A Dear Blogging Friend, Denise

God allows us the privilege to hold one another
up in prayer.
May I ask you to pray for a dear blogging friend?
Denise, over at Just Me being Me
is going through some tough times right now.
She either has or may be having
open heart surgery and needs our prayers.
God's Word tells us in the book of James
to pray one for another.
"Confess your faults one to another,
and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer 
of a righteous man
availeth much."
~ James 5:16 ~
God tells us to "ask in faith."
"But let him ask in faith,
with NO doubting,
for he who doubts
is like a wave of the sea
driven and tossed by the wind."
~ James 1:6 ~
Let us go before the throne of grace
and hold this dear sister up in prayer.
Let we ask in faith, believing
that our GREAT God
will hear,  answer and heal Denise. 
Bless you!

Our Gracious Heavenly Father.
We come before Your throne
and lift up to You
our dear friend and sister in Christ,
asking that You would place Your 
healing hand upon her.
Touch her sick body,
comfort her,
and give her Your peace
which passes all understanding.

~ Be Blessed ~

Monday, November 3, 2014

Friendships Through Blogging

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." ~ Emerson ~
"Hello" only lasts for a minute,
it's a short, brisk, queer little word.
But, say! there's a lot of cheer in it:
It's like the first chirp of a bird
in spring, when the hilltops are greening,
right after the cold and the snow.
I think when it comes to real meaning,
there isn't a word quite like "hello!"
~ Unknown ~
Hello! My dear friends here in my blogging community.
"Blessed be the Lord,
for He has shown me His
marvelous kindness."
~ Psalm 31:21 ~
My heart has been greatly blessed,
and the Lord has graced me with His kindness
through the friendships I have made
and come to love
through blogging.
You dear ladies amaze me with your sweet lives
and the love you so graciously give.
Emerson, said it well,
"the only way to have a friend is to be one."
And that, you have all been! :)
I believe that is true even with our blogging friends.
To have a friend, we must be one.
That is the very reason I am writing this post.
For the past few months
I have been extremely busy
taking care of my parents and their many needs
leaving me with very little time to stop by
and say "hello"
or even be a good friend.
Until life slows down
I am planning on taking a break
from my blog.
I really have no idea how long I will be away.
I know I will not be posting,
but you may see me around the neighborhood
from time to time.
Of course ~ I will be in  my dear
Stephanie's neighborhood,
as she inspires my heart
 and right now, I need it.
Browning, the poet, to Charles Kingsley,
the novelist. "What is the secret of your
life? Tell me, that I may make mine beautiful also."
Thinking a moment, the beloved
old author replied, "I had a friend."
Charles Kingsley knew of friendships, didn't he?
I want to thank you dear ladies for your friendship
and for gracing me with your kind visits
when I have not been so faithful.
You have made my life beautiful.
Sweet blessings to each one of you
and Lord willing, I will see you soon!
Our Precious Heavenly Father,
thank you for the friends You bring into our lives.
Help us to show ourselves friendly
in ways that bring honor and glory
to You and You alone.
Give us the spirit of loveliness
so we may pass it on to others
for Your name sake.

~ Be Lovely ~

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