Monday, December 3, 2007

Friendships and Tender Mercies

It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Lamentations 3:22

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Matthew 6:34

For to me to live is Christ,...
Philippians 1:21

A post script to my "Dream on Hold" lament.

Ever have a light bulb moment? I know we all have.

I did. I realized what the Lord was trying to show and teach me through this experience of unrealized expectations and dreams

By using an e-mail message send my a friend.

He has showed me that I am a "yesterday and "tomorrow" person.
I rarely live in the "now", today. He showed me through my friend's e-mail message what the results can and has been in my life...

“There are two days in every week about which we should not worry-two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a single word we have said. Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow’s sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds-but it will rise and until it does we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day-Today. Any man can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities-Yesterday and Tomorrow-that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives men mad, it is the remorse or bitterness for something which has happened yesterday or the dread of what Tomorrow will bring. Let us therefore live one day at a time and leave the rest to God.”

He is showing me, Joanie live one day at a time and that I need to call on Him for help , every day, every hour and every minute sometimes!
He has showed me, a Rhema word to my spirit, that I can truly do nothing apart from Him.

He only enables me to glorify Him and day by day reflect Him

And He is helping me to let go and truly trust Him, with my life, my future, my happiness. Yup even after all these years as a Christian.
Trust & Faith = Hope

My faithfully tender loving God, He is so patient

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