Friday, July 29, 2011

not major.... but timely!!

Not MAJOR like anyone's getting married yet, but, I read this today, so timely for me when so many are going "hither and thither." Bethany and Micah headed to Illinois, of course Caleb still in MD and thats maybe his new residence :) Daniel flying back and forth to Tulsa and soon helping Rebekah get to Kentucky for school ( i hope he comes back, haha) And then today when a few of us are going on a fun outing with friends to nearby Sulphur and Terry can not go because he is working.......we are all not continually together it seems. I'm happy, happy, happy bout everyones agenda's but also its hard, hard, hard! So when I read this devotional this morning about God is continually with soothed my heart!!

"Nevertheless I am continually with Thee," Ps. 73:23 ( Spurgeon)

Nevertheless, As if, notwithstanding all the foolishness and ignorance which David had just been confessing to God, not one atom the less was it true and certain that David was saved and accepted, and that the blessing of being constantly in God's presence was undoubtedly his. Fully conscious of his own lost estate, and of the deceitfulness and vileness of his nature, yet, by a glorious outburst of faith, he sings,"nevertheless I am continually with Thee." Believer, you are forced to enter into Asaph's confession and acknowledgement, endeavor in like spirit to say "nevertheless, since I belong to Christ I am continually with God." By this is meant continually on His mind, He is always thinking of me for my good. Continually before His eyes; the eye of the Lord never sleepeth, but is perpetually watching over my welfare. Continually in His hand, so that none shall be able to pluck me thence. Continually on His heart, worn there as a memorial, even as the high priest bore the names of the twelve tribes upon his heart for ever. Thou always thinkest of me, O God. The bowels of Thy love continually yearn towards me. Thou art always making providence work for my good. Thou hast set me as a signet upon thine arm; thy love is strong as death, many waters cannot quench it; neither can the floods drown it. Surprising grace!! Thou seest me in Christ, and though in myself abhorred, Thou beholdest me as wearing Christ's garments, and washed in His blood, and thus I stand accepted in Thy presence. I am thus "continually with Thee." Here is a comfort for the tried and afflicted soul; vexed with the tempst within-- look at eh calm without. "Nevertheless" -- O say it is in thy heart an d take the peace it gives. "Nevertheless I am continually with Thee."

I just needed that today.....that no matter who is here, if only a few are with me, God is continually with me!!

See......I posted and it wasn't that long. I guess when I feel like I have something "post worthy" I will post!!

Happy weeekend!!


Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and Family said...

I read that this morning the the children...Spourgeon! :) It was perfect for us today too as we had some very unexpected things happen during our travels! So good to know that God IS always watching us and with us!
Love you! And I am so happy you posted :)

Elisabeth Lindsey said...

:) You're an inspiration, Miss Cindy. Always praying for ya!

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing a reminder of truth. We serve an amazing God!

Teena said...

It is strange Cindy as our older ones go this way or that way. I only have six but my 3 oldest are gone a lot. Mike/Amber all the time as they live in Orlando.... but Mandi & Dakota doing things... work, school.... fun... etc. So it end up being the 3 youngest and me. I like time w/ just them but then it does feel "out of sorts." Hope that makes sense.

He never leaves us.

Much love,