Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blessings and Challenges

No Visit or birthday celebration would be complete without a shaker. Japan cooperated and we had a 6.0 last night  off Aomori. We live under the "r" but in this photo it would be the "o".  Seems we had no gas or hot water this a.m. - but I figured it out. 

Today's blessings....woke up this a.m. with this song in my head and on my heart.....

I sing over you my song of peace
Cast all of your cares down at my feet
Come and find your rest in me
I'll breathe my life inside of you
I'll bear you up on eagle's wing and hide you in the shadow of my strength
I'll take you to my quiet waters
I'll restore you
Come rest in me and be made whole 

TnT reading for PWOC Japan - Philippians 4. 13, 7......"I can do all things through Christ who is my strength." I can live in the reality today of His peace guarding my heart and mind. For me, this means I can put our two daughters on the plane for the states in 4.5 hours with joy and peace. I can do the same in July with Jared, our graduating son, because He is my peace, because His word is sure and I can build and rest on it.

I love it when Jesus meets me so personally in worship, in study, in solitude...truly the spiritual disciplines are Kingdom Treasures.

This new day...just beginning is already full of blessing and challenge....and I will live in the present and embrace both fully.

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Wilma said...

Philippians 4 is probably my favorite chapter of the Bible. So many verses apply in my daily life, especially being content no matter what. I pray for safety for the girls as they return to the US.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Thanks, Wilma. I agree.