In Other Words Tuesday ~ July 10th


 

This week’s quote is:

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing yet had been done.” ~ C. S. Lewis 

This quote got me thinking that as a human being it is very easy to become self-reliant. It is easy to go through a whole day without thinking of my creator, my God. In order to realize my need for God I need to go to Him everday, empty myself and say whatever you would have me do today I’m willing to do it. Whatever it is you want me to do I’m sure you will provide the means and the capacity for it to get done. I am willing. Here I am. What do you have for me today? I might have failed yesterday but today is a new day and I’m here Lord and I know you are there, so forgive me and please use me today to accomplish whatever I can for You. Please give me your eyes to see the people you put in my path today. My husband, my children, the grocery checker, the driver in front of me, the mailman, the homeless beggar on the street, the mean kid at the park. Lead me to show them your love. I’m relying on You Lord to give me the strength and the desire and the love to accomplish small and large things for you. Today maybe it’s just a smile, a pat on the hand, a word of encouragement, a load of laundry. Tomorrow something different or maybe just the same. Lord help me never to forget to come before you, to worship you, to praise you, to honor you in word and deed, and to obey you. Help me to know I need to do this everyday, every hour of the day.

I’m adding this quote by our pastor in California that goes along with these thoughts.

Stop for a minute! Today God wants to supply his grace to you so that you will have the power to respond to the challenges and relationships of life in a way that brings honor and glory to God and joy to your heart” (c.) by Steve Larson ~ 90 Days to Change Your Life – (week 2) 

Well this is where this quote took me. I’m looking forward to see what others have to share.

Visit “Sting My Heart” to read her take
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About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “In Other Words Tuesday ~ July 10th

  1. “Please give me your eyes to see the people you put in my path today. My husband, my children, the grocery checker, the driver in front of me, the mailman, the homeless beggar on the street, the mean kid at the park. Lead me to show them your love.”

    It does take God’s eyes to see these people as his “appointments” for our day and to love them with His love.

    I’ve enjoyed my time here. I like how you think.

    Kate

    Hi Kate, Glad you stopped by for a while…blessings.

  2. Oh, I’ve been on your blog before…it’s so crisp and clean. I enjoyed reading and you put it so well…encouraging us in the way we should go.

    Hi Hummie, Blessings on you…

  3. Wonderful post. I’m reading all over today about self reliance. I think God may be trying to tell me something.

    Susanne, We are trained in this world to be self-reliant. Praying for you and me right now that we would rely on God…

  4. I see we are on the same page so to speak.
    I too want Him to accomplish through me whatever He needs done for the day.
    Good thoughts, great truths.

    Hi Sharon, blessings on you…

  5. Wow…both of my aunts really challenged my heart today…thank you for “stinging my heart” so sweetly.

    Michelle, may God bless you dear one…

  6. I completely relate to the load of laundry being the task God wants me to focus on! So few people realize that doing laundry is an act of worship! I’m glad you said it!

    Thank you for your kind comments when you visited me, too. 🙂

    Hi Faerylandmom, Your right all our labors done for Him can be an act of worship. Blessings on you.

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  8. Ellen – what a beautiful reflection on this past week’s IOW quote. What really hit me was: “Whatever it is you want me to do I’m sure you will provide the means and the capacity for it to get done.” ~ Amen to that. He is willing to give us His strength, if we let him.
    Very wise words you shared from your pastor – thank you.

    Be blessed today and always.

    Eph2810, Thank you and blessings on you…

  9. Beautiful!”

    Lately, after I thank my Creator for His beneficence and ask Him for whatever it is that seems crucial at the moment, I’ve begun being more specific about asking for guidance and direction on what He would have me to do. Then I pay more attention to what’s around me. I listen more keenly to what people are saying. I sense needs that perhaps I had been unaware of, even in my own home. Although I’m not in a position to donate huge sums of money, work in a homeless shelter, or take in all of the abused and neglected children, I can do SOMETHING. We all can.

    “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop

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