Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Times Are 'A Changin'

{Some black and whites by David in Sausalito}

Things are in upheaval right now and times can be tough.  Sometimes I feel discouraged, sometimes I am dismayed.  But the Lord is faithful still.  My friend, Bethany, offered to sit on my children (like she so graciously does periodically) and her offer couldn't have come at a more opportune moment in time.  She gave us three options and Dave and I weren't free until Saturday, but as it turned out, Bethany and our family were both invited to the same little girl's birthday party at the Discovery Museum on the Sausalito side of the Golden Gate Bridge (tucked just underneath it).  So after the party, she took the kids and we hopped the bridge over into San Francisco for a much needed date night.  We hunted down the Creme Brulee Cart and got some yummy dessert and a couple of cups of coffee.  The Lord provided time and rest for us.  The Lord has also provided his Word and its promises and comforts, some of which are...

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever,
For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength."
Isaiah 26:3,4
{A discipline of the heart and mind to put into practice.}

"The preparations of the heart belong to man,
But the answer is from the LORD.
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
But the LORD weighs the spirits.
Commit your works to the LORD,
And your thoughts will be established."
Proverbs 16:1-3

The Lord loves you dearly.  He humbled himself to come and save you while you were still a sinner and an enemy of God.  He loves you, not because of how great you are, but because of how great He is.  He teaches us what love is all about.  Be encouraged.

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