The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012

Greetings Everyone,
Every morning, I sit down and have some time in prayer. 
Actually it turns out to be about an hour.

Didn't plan it that way, it has just evolved into that routine.

Originally it was a lot longer, but then there were some gigantic troubles in my life when I first started prayer journaling and as those burdens eased, the prayer time just kind of morphed into about an hour time slot each morning.

It takes about a hour for me to get all of my Thank You's and Please Help's itemized.
And that hour is the most precious part of my life now.
Every corner of my mind gets swept clean...all the fluff, all the darkness, all the cobwebs.

God, listens to it all, and in return...
He gives me PEACE.
And He gives me JOY.
And He gives me ENERGY.
And He gives me a zillion other things I need to get through each day.

I've been doing this for a number of years...and it is simply "a part of me" now.

Along the way, I have gleaned a few crystalized thoughts.
And I cherish them.

Every morning, I ask God for the 5 things that are listed below.
And He is faithful.
And My GOD Delivers!

Today, I am going to post one of those thoughts in the form of a Blessing to those of you who are reading.

Yes these are my original words, I am the one who penned them...but it was
"The Great I AM" 
who gave me these words...I'm not this smart on my own.

I hope this touches your life in some way.

A Blessing for 2012

May The Lord God Almighty,
PROVIDE for You, 

Welcome 2012!
Come on in, take off your coat and stay a while.
We've been waiting for you.

In Him,


laurie said...

such profound , strong words, beautiful,
Happy New Year to You!

Grace said...

Laurie...Thank You.
From the bottom of my heart, Thank You.
(Your comment was so kind...I am kinda tearing up a wee bit right now.)

It is humbling to know that what I tried to convey in this post actually came through to someone else.

You paint with colors.

I paint with words.

But we both try to share what is in our hearts.

Bless you for seeing value in the words.

And Happy New Year to YOU TOO.

In Him,