Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Great Gain

My life sings JOY over Word-Filled Wednesday!!!!

In a world where happiness trumps holiness,
where wrong feels right and right is all about feelings,
where money, money, money 
keeps us singing, spending, striving,
where "enough" is NOT
and "plenty" is relative,

God's Word interrupts...
Father God, You define enough, and it is You. Thank You for giving us everything that we need for life and for Godliness, and for the working of the Holy Spirit to produce contentment with our circumstances. Lead us to confess our sins, to turn from them, and to surrender our very lives to You this day. 
In Your all-sufficient name I pray, Amen.


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JesusRulzMe said...

Ahhhh...it's always so refreshing to stop by for a visit with a sweet sister in the Lord! I LOVE this Scripture and the picture....honestly, looks so peaceful...I want to go there! :-)

Thank you for sharing sweet sister!

Love you!
Sunny

crittyjoy said...

Love the verse and the photo is beautiful. I am adding the verse to my list....it is a great one.

Thanks for sharing this today that verse is something I needed to read.

Blessings.

Lana G! said...

Love it! AMEN!

Tracy said...

Amen!!! A favorite verse of mine and I love the way you've displayed it. Thank you.

Echoing your prayer...
Tracy

Katie said...

Very cool!

Blessing to you,
Katie

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Amen! That is so soothing. Love the photo and the verse!

Mokihana said...

Wonderful WFW... I will be back and read more of your blog....

hip chick said...

This is a very timely piece of scripture. I pray that perhaps these difficult and uncertain times may bring families back to what is really important this season. This scripture speaks right to that.

Homesteader in Training said...

And the congregation said, "AMEN"
God is so good. I could write a thousand posts on how He has provided for my family. For example, just the other day my husband and I had 3 couples that are struggling financially put on our hearts and felt led to give them all Publix gift cards.(The same was done for us when my husband was laid off and we were struggling), about 2 hours after deciding this the phone rings and it's my husbands boss asking him if he wanted to work yesterday,(a holiday which means time and a half).So not only did we get our money right back but then some. This is just one of many of how God has provided through us or for us.
Great post my friend and sorry for the lengthy comment!
Hugs.

Denise said...

Amen sweetie.

Joan said...

Amen. You are so right. Praying with you on this one.
Blessings

ozjane said...

What price can we put on contentment and peace?
Thanks for the reminder.

Mariposa said...

Another lovely reminder...I'm visiting people and God is speaking to me through these lovely verses that we are sharing with each other!

Have a blessed Wednesday!

Tammy said...

Great verse - one I need constant reminder of...Thank you Lord for your provision and wisdom in knowing what is best for us. Help us trust in You!

Tammy @ http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/mominmi

Jill said...

Lauralee - AMEN!

I read 1 Timothy this morning and there is so much wisdom to be found in this short book - powerful warnings and exhortation!

Blessings to you today!
Jill

Carol said...

Great verse! Thanks for your comment at the Cafe. Blessings, Carol

Laurie Ann said...

LauraLee, this was so beautifully written. I praise God that true contentment is found in Him no matter what our circumstances, especially $$$ wise. Amen! Happy WFW!

Sita said...

We can only be content resting in Him...trusting in His love, His sovereignty, His faithfulness...just like a babe rests content in His mother's arms..safe from the storms around...may we rest contentedly..thank you, LauraLee..

ellen b said...

Hi Lauralee! EVERYTHING we need for Life and Godliness....
Amazing truth.

Esthermay said...

OH! To be able to live this verse. My mother has a vision/dream of a little cabin in heaven -- and she beleives with all her heart that the cabin is her eternal home... WOW I think she "gets" this verse.
Thank you!
Happy WFW!

Peggy said...

Amen Laura Lee...You have put a song in my heart of JOY as my first WFW for the day. HE IS ENOUGH isn't He? It is so sad to see from the world's view of money, greed, and even feelings. Your first words were so very true and expressed so clearly add a beautiful photo & verse...with a prayer = the perfect WFW! Enjoy WFW & the week ahead!

Joanne Sher said...

Oooooh yes. You absolutely blessed me with this post. Amen and amen. Thank you.

Twinkle Mom at Sunflower Faith said...

First of all...you have a GORGEOUS blog...love the look of it; Very serene and calming and a beautiful verse to go with it.

Thank you for your comment though your verse was very convicting. Beautiful!

Jenifer said...

Great verse! Glad I found your blog. I plan on visiting more often.

Blessings to you!

Carrie said...

Beautiful post!

Melanie said...

Beautiful picture and such a wonderful verse. I pray we all find our true source of contentment in the Lord.

Happy WFW!

a woman found said...

I LOOOOOVE that verse. It's often God's word to me, and to my kiddos :)

Beautiful!

Amydeanne said...

ooooo i needed to hear this one! Amen! thanks for posting this today! i need to remember it!

Susan said...

Now, you just hit the nail right on the head with this post.

Great picture and the scripture hit hard.

I think it's truly time we all check our hearts out.

Blessings♥

lori said...

AMEN girlfriend!! CONTENTMENT...what a perfect verse as we move into the season of excess....I'm choosing simplicity...and contentment....

Laura Lee...it's great...
and THANKS for the pic!;)
Ya'll are too cute...too far, but too cute!
peace,
lori

Named Alicia said...

Beautiful describes both the picture and the scripture. Thank you for being God's mouthpiece today. This post speaks volumes to me about where I am right now and what God is trying to teach me. Thank you.

Betsy Markman said...

A lovely and refreshing reminder!

Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa said...

Great verse and illustration! Thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

It has been too long since my last visit here! Great WFW...beautiful blog...wonderful Words of life. Blessings to you!

alihsee said...

A beautiful verse/photo combo & a fantastic reminder. Blessings to you!

Daniel's Mom said...

Such a great post! Love that scripture too!!

You have a blog award at my blog waiting for you.

Simple Midwest Mom said...

Oh what a great verse. It's a verse that gives a glimpse of the Christian faith in a nutshell don't you think? The world says you have to have more, be in control and it's all about you and having what youwant. Jesus says, whoever loses his life will have it. I wish I oculd find the verse that goes with this but you get the idea.

thanks for sharing,
Stefani

Jennifer said...

Amen!!!