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Friday, November 20, 2015

All I Need!

This morning as the children boarded the bus, another boy that rides the bus with them glanced at my feet, smiled at me and said, “I like your shoes.” I laughed; they are a mix match of my two favorite slippers. I used to have their mates. I am thankful I at least lost the right of one and the left of the other. After all, I could be completely without.

I found myself quickly in a conversation with God as I pondered on those things and instantly I laughed as I thought about taking the picture you see for this blog. I may not have everything I want today but one thing is certain, I have all I need.

I was led this morning to read this entire Psalm. It drew me in. I pray it does the same for you:

PSALM 63: God Alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression: (NASB)

My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.
[2] he only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
[3] How long will you assail a man, That you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
[4] They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, but inwardly they curse.
[5] My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
[6] He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
[7] On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
[8] Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
[9] Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.
[10] Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
[11] Once God has spoken;
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God; And loving kindness is Your, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.
God truly is my everything and therefore I have all I need. While some may look weirdly in my direction, my feet are warm and cozy each one in its own way ha ha.
There are moments in my life where I never talked to God. In reading my trilogy, that truth is undeniable. It is through my story that anyone can easily see that we all must remember when things in this world get rough, that God has truly provided us a way ~ we must seek to recognize what blessings are available to us at all given times. One thing I have learned in looking back at my life is that I had choices I allowed myself to be blinded from.
As you read my trilogy, I encourage you to reflect upon the LORD; how He has perhaps moved throughout your own life and call out to Him. If you are angry, confused, frustrated, lost as to why you are going through something, go to Him with that. I simply encourage you to go and KEEP going back. EVERY day go back. The more often and honestly you talk to Him, the clearer you will hear, see, feel, and know instinctively what to do in various situations.
This requirement for a relationship with God is not a hit or miss kind of thing. Admittedly, He is often an emergency buddy for many. To find your way to peace, joy and an abundant life, you must make contact with the LORD every day.

I invite you to read my trilogy today. It will help open your eyes to the things that are not always visible to the naked eye.

Wendy Glidden, walks with God, mom of many

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