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Saturday, October 30, 2010

WELCOME TO SPIRITUAL SUNDAY

Test all things; hold fast to what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”
1 Thessalonians 5:21 – 22
 
  
I am so happy to join Spiritual Sunday this week. I found this verse and it reached out to me. I know some will think it is in regard to Halloween and I truthfully I have never been a big fan of too  much scary and gorey stuff. I certainly do not advocate joining a witch coven or participating in a Wickeen religious  celebration but I rather was thinking about the political election coming up and God was giving this to me to use wisely. I was a terrible Catholic because I always asked lots of questions. I found out, by myself, at a very early age, that no one, not the Lord's mother, or any of the saints were going to help me. I would have to go directly to the one who gave His life for me. I never looked back. I respect anyone who has other religious beliefs which are certainly your own cup of tea. But I know what I feel in my heart and I  know Christ died for my sins. I have a very personal relationship with Him and I will not look for anything else to satisfy my spiritual needs.  I won't be persuaded by anyone or any religion. Christ is not a religion. He is the one and only Son of God and the love I have for Him in my heart has given me the peace to continue living and waiting on His word. I find myself acting more calm and not getting so upset about small things. When my kids were babies many years ago I made a pact with God. I promised Him I would remind myself and thank Him daily for some simple pleasure He gives me. Things many take for granted. I heard someone make a rude remark about "blind" people today. It really sent a cold chill through my spine. So I look into the sky and thank God for the clouds. The warm sunshine.  I pray for the ignorance some show at the expense of others. The raggedy old house I currently call home. I am grateful to be able to get up and go to work. I could write a book about those simple things. But I will say God was holding my hand when when I filled out that voting ballot and whatever happens, happens  for His purpose. I just know I did the very best I could to avoid evil and steer myself from it. I think a lot of Americans are sick and tired of the condition of our government and the disrepect we receive from all political parties. People want to take back their rights and we want to see change. I mean real honest to goodness change. I will continue to take my chances with God. He created me and I think He is best suited for all my needs. When I go with my sweets tomorrow and look at houses to live in I know He will be there with us. That is how I choose to live my life.

Today Nick ran his heart out in the blasting wind. God may have been pushing him along although I had hoped the wind would have been behind the runners but I am seeing a young man emerge where a silly boy once was.  We should have the final results of the state meet tomorrow. He came in the top 100 though out of 200 runners. God is so good. No matter what life tosses in your path He is there with His army of angels and He will personally lift you over those troubling spots. Please pray for my friend Sandy L. Diagnosed two weeks ago with breast cancer. Pray for our house hunting. I am hopeful God will lead us to the right home. Pray for our current landlord Robert that he may get some financial relief as well. Pray when you vote, if you haven't already. Don't let anyone bully you. Go and ask God. He will give you the support you need. Please join Charlotte and Ginger at bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/

19 comments:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Anne...thanks for sharing this...I Like all the photos you posted here, too :) :) I'm still praying for you and your phamily...that God will bring the right house at the right time!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Heather said...

Love the verse. I am working really hard on holding on to God right now too. It has been hard and I don't imagine it is going to get any easier real soon. I hope and pray you find a new home and that everything for your family works out for you.

Haelie said...

Amen, Anne! Wonderful, deep, thought-provoking and inspirational post.

myletterstoemily said...

this is such a sweet place. thank you for
the inspiring words!

myletterstoemily said...

this is such a sweet place. thank you for
the inspiring words!

myletterstoemily said...

this is such a sweet place. thank you for
the inspiring words!

Denise said...

Enjoyed this post, love you.

Charlotte said...

Great post, Anne. I agree with everything you wrote here.
Have a great day tomorrow.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Virginia said...

Sweet post.
Much Blessing.
Virginia

Ruth said...

Dearest Anne,
What a beautiful verse and a beautiful refection around it. i love it when you said God is there with His army of angels. He certainly is.... thank you for this inspiring post.

Will be praying for Sandy L. and for God to lead you through every step you take!

thank you for stopping by earlier.. for those lovely encouraging comments you left me. you are such a blessing.

Blessings and hugs,
Ruth

Jane said...

I will keep you, your family, and your friend Sandy in my prayers,

Blessings,

Jane

Dogmom Diva said...

Anne, what a powerful post..I would be no where without my God. I know I have this fibro for a reason, one day I will know why, not for me to ask God questions of why, he knows.
Good luck today and I will be praying for the perfect home..
Love you
me

Renee said...

Very thought provoking post, Anne. Lifting those you mentioned up in prayer today...God bless you and yours.
www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Anne,
I hope that you are having a wonderful Sunday...thank you for this message...it was so moving...sending prayers for you and for those you wrote about on here...
XO

Lisa said...

This is such a beautiful, heartfelt post! Thank you for sharing it with us!
PSI am praying for Sandy and Robert...and for you and your family to find your dream home at a dream price!

sarah said...

I love this post Anne..your gentle heart shines through it. And those pumpkins....they look so nice. ☺ I'm praying too for you guys to find the right home.....

Donnie said...

This was a lovely post. Your words were so inspiring. Have a blessed day.

Joan said...

Great post, Anne and very inspiring. Have a blessed week.

Cathy said...

That was a beautiful post, Dear. Praying for all those needs you mentioned ~ Thanks God He is always with us and will never leave nor forsake us. Blessings ~