Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Things to ponder....

I don't know about you but I find it very hard to quiet my self, my mind, my inner spirit for very long even when I have a day that is not filled with many things to do or get accomplished. I can't imagine what it is like for young moms who are running after little children or chauffeuring teens to piano, dance or some other extracurricular activity.
That's one reason I have really enjoyed having Tuesdays off lately.
There is a bible study at my church that is taught by a very gifted lady who has the ability to bring to life the stories of the bible and to reach deep into the back ground of the lives of the characters and to apply everything our Lord has written for today's living. But first she always has us sit quiet for 10-15 min with thoughts she has placed before us to ponder so.. with all that being said, I thought I would share with you the things to ponder that were given to us today.

I believe in Jehovah God who created the whirling galaxies, the birds soaring in the sky overhead, the endless crashing waves and all that dances within them. I believe in the Father of all who knits together life, made in His own image, in the secret quiet of our beings.

I believe in Jesus Christ, the One with no earthly Father, with the dust of this earth between His toes,and with our names etched onto the palm of His hands, right beneath the nail scars..Who now sits at the Father's right hand making endless intercession on our behalf. I believe in the stone rolled away, in the Body body being raised, in the first fruits of the dead...and us all following soon, very soon.

I believe in the Cross as our only Hope, our only Claim, and our only Foundation. I believe that in the pounding surf of life we have only one thing to cling to: the feet of our Lord, hanging on that tree. His lifeblood flowing down, washing us whiter than snow.

I believe in the Holy Spirit. moving, whispering, indwelling our very skin. I believe in living by the Spirit, walking in the Spirit, and producing fruit in the Spirit... In the Spirit who helps u s in our weakness with groanings that can't be expressed in words.

I believe in the infallibility of the Bible, God's Word-a sure Word, a pure Word, the only secure Word. I believe the words on those pages are breathed from t he very throne room of heaven, are the love letter penned form the heart of the Lover of our souls; a beacon of light for stumbling feet to find sure footing on a dark path.

I believe there is more than believing. There is living what I believe.

-Ann Voskamp

I'm so glad I can attend this study because it forces me to be still and listen to God.


Mari said...

That is wonderful! Reading it quiets my mind as well, but at the same time it makes me think.
I believe too!

Emily Ann Benedict said...

That is very beautiful. It's so true, these days it is hard to stay quiet for any length of time.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
I'm glad my book sounds interesting! It's was a major undertaking, but one so worth it.

Connie said...

How true those words are. What a marvelous Lord we have. Don't you wish everyone knew Him? Amen.

Susan said...

These are SO powerful, Nancy. Would it be okay for me to share these with my private prayer blog?

I know how I treasure my Bible Study group and pray yours will be blessed. With a foundation like this I'm sure it will be!!!

Cherdecor said...

This is good stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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Glenda said...

These "I Believe" statements, if lived out in our daily lives, are a sure foundation! Thanks for sharing them! I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading several posts. The earlier post about sensory overload was especially meaningful. Psalm 121 has been one of my "lean on" Scriptures for many years in stressful times.

I'll visit again!

Deb said...

WOW!!! I love that, She needs to write a book, a devotional:) Thanks and I too would love to share this.
Blessings. . .

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Beautifully written.... your words flowed...

thank you for sharing