Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Open My Eyes Lord . . .

When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
But often we look so long at the closed door
That we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

~~Helen Keller~~

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I have to learn that the aim in life is God's, not mine. God is using me from His great personal standpoint, and all He asks of me is that I trust Him, and never say - Lord, this gives me such heart-ache. To talk in that way makes me a clog. When I stop telling God what I want, He can catch me up for what He wants without let or hindrance. He can crumple me up or exalt me, He can do anything He chooses. He simply asks me to have implicit faith in Himself and in His goodness. Self pity is of the devil, if I go off on that line I cannot be used by God for His purpose in the world. I have "a world within the world" in which I live, and God will never be able to get me outside it because I am afraid of being frost-bitten.

~~Oswald Chambers~~
My Utmost for His Highest

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Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
And lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
And he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6


Becky said...

I love that beautiful picture. From your trip with Lydia right?

I am sorry for your troubles my dear friend. I am on my knees for you.

Love Becky

MARIA said...

Good Morning Debbie!
You inspired me to be more trust in God!
Beautiful post and songs!
Thank you,
and God bless your day!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful post as always... Huge hugssssss

sukipoet said...

Sending prayers. I guess I missed the post in which you wrote about your troubles of now. Maybe theyllighten. Be well, Suki

Karen said...

You're always an inspiration. Thank you.

Theresa said...

I have not been here in awhile and now I'm catching up. Oswald Chambers is an encourager and convicter (sp)isn't he?! That Proverb is my 'life verse'.

Kat said...

Did you post this for me? ;)
I know I needed to hear (read) this. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Beautiful and inspiring. You know I'm only an email away...