Monday, July 25, 2016

I Have Hope
Where do the brokenhearted go
To find a comfort for their pain
So many hurting need to know...
The hope there is in Jesus' name
I have joy in the time of sorrow
I have peace in the raging storm
I have faith that Jesus holds tomorrow
I have hope, I'm resting in His arms
I tried to make it on my own
I kept on drifting far away
But now I finally have a home
In Jesus love I'll always stay
I have joy in the time of sorrow
I have peace in the raging storm
I have faith that Jesus holds tomorrow
I have hope, I'm resting in His arms
I'll carry on 'til Jesus comes
Though trials and snares may come my way
And by His strength the race I'll run
And by His grace these words I say
I have joy in the time of sorrow
I have peace in the raging storm
I have faith that Jesus holds tomorrow
I have hope, I'm resting in His arms
He said He'd never leave me, never let me go
No matter what may come, this one thing I know
("I Have Hope" is a song by Dallas Holm)

Gratitude through Pain!

Trade your expectations for appreciation, and your whole world will change in an instant!
Choosing gratitude through pain. Wow something that for me is very hard to do especially if I can't see where God is going with His plan. There was a song that I heard not to long ago that said "God will never waist our pain, he will bring beauty out of our brokenness,, we never walk through trials in vain" what an amazing promise we are given! I am so thankful that I have a Father up in Heaven who has a wonderful plan in store for my life!
Even though sometimes during our walk through life it seems he has given us these circumstances and just walked away and left us to deal with the outcome. Not so, the Bible tells us he will never leave us nor forsake us! What precious promises!
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. ~Deuteronomy 31:6
I have been reading the book Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss it is such an inspiring book and she gives many accounts of people who have been very grateful in some very horrific situations. I was in awe and very humbled by the fact that a lady with leprosy that had many limbs missing would happily suggest to sing the song "Count your Many Blessings" to us in our privileged society we would ask " what does she have to be thankful for? But yet in her state of need she was thankful to God for what she did have no matter how little that might have been. Oh what we could learn from the less privileged of the world.
Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse (uncooperative) in his ways, though he be rich. ~Proverbs 28:6
In the book Nancy challenged her readers to have a notebook that every day you write down 5 blessings God has given you, and I now extend that challenge to you! God is good and has given us here in America many blessings. And no matter what you may be going through, even though you may not always see the outcome on this earth. God is working His masterpiece through your story, and He will NEVER waist your pain! A comforting thought!
May God Bless you as you continue to serve Him wherever you are planted! Make an effort to see the good in everything this week! Until Next time! ~Rose Mary

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


I posted it to Facebook as well, sorry to those of my readers who also follow me on Facebook but I thought I could share it here as well because it really is a thought that struck me very deeply!!

Warning:this is a long post! And I have in no means accomplished all that is written below, but it is what came up in my thought process while doing my devotions and I was compelled to share it with you! Enjoy!

Having high moral character; honesty; to be complete, solid, without blemish.

[Having high moral character]
Knowing what right and wrong is, and even if your boss is not there ,you do the job as if they were watching you.

Proverbs 19:1 KJV
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Proverbs 12:22 KJV
Lying lips are abomination to the Lord : but they that deal truly are his delight.

[To be complete]
To have the Lord as your personal saviour and have given your life surrendered to him fully is what makes a body complete.

John 6:40 KJV
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

To be completely grounded in the solid rock (Jesus Christ)! And this is accomplished by reading his word and having a personal relationship with him!

Psalm 119:105 KJV
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

[Without Blemish]
This can only be accomplished by having Jesus blood  wash away our sins and make us white as snow.

Isaiah 1:18 KJV
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

1 John 1:7 KJV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.