Monday, March 24, 2008

He Gives Me What I Need...

Oh, the Lord is so precious to me!
I've been struggling for quite some time
with a particular situation

(which tends to be more pressing at church).
I woke up in the middle of the night last night
and had a whole hour pouring my heart out before the Lord.
I told Him that I was determined that
I was going to do what I knew I needed to do,
and will trust that He'll work everthing out to His will.
I felt such peace after that time with Him!

And this morning when I was having my quiet time,
I flipped my Bible open right to Ecclesiastes.
I saw a couple yellow marks that I made in the past
and decided to look over the verses.
And, oh, did the Lord ever know just what I needed!
The Lord completely guided the pages

so that I could read just what He wanted me to read!
It was so precious and it felt as though
He were talking audibly to me!

(though it really wasn't audible)

Here is what He gave me:

" Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God,
and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools:
for they consider not that they do evil.
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart
be hasty to utter any thing before God:
for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth:
therefore let thy words be few.
For a dream cometh through the multitude of business;
and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it;
for he hath no pleasure in fools:
pay that which thou hast vowed.
Better is it that thou shouldest not vow,
than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin;
neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error:
wherefore should God be angry at thy voice,
and destroy the work of thine hands?
For in the multitude of dreams and many words
there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God."

Ephesians 5:1-7
(emphasis by me)

This was exactly what I needed!

What a wonderful encouragement!
He was so specific, so personal, so perfect!
I just thought I'd share that.
It meant so much to me, that what I'm going through,
the Lord knows ALL about and cares about it,

and He will help me through it.
Oh, how I love Jesus!


Mandy Grace said...

Thank you for sharing this testimony of God's goodness! Isn't it neat that when we read how God draws others to Himself that our own faith is strengthened? Praise the Lord!

Have a blessed day,

Vanessa Lynn said...

Isn't God so good, to send us what we need at just the right moment?!

I love your new layout! Great job! :)

LifeofFaith said...

Dear Alexandra,

I'm so glad for you!

Your template is wonderful! Great job!

I sent your letter out yesterday.


P.S. I think my ability to leave comments depends on how my computer is doing. Sometimes I can...sometimes I can't. Oh, well. At least I can comment sometimes!

Autumn said...

I am going to make my blog private. If you would still like to read my blog, please leave your e-mail in a comment on my blog, and I will send you an invitation to my site once it is private. (I would leave mine here, but you don't have moderation)
Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Jennifer said...

Hey, no I live a couple hours away from there, i live in the high point area of nc. Thank you so much for your prayers, i will be praying for you as well:) God bless you and hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

MrsMelody said...

Hi Ally. I read your Mom's blog so I feel like I "know" you a little. Praying for your situation. You are a wonderful example for other young ladies.

Melody L

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

I enjoy your blog so much. Isn't it great that He often leads us to the exact scriptures we need in the moment we need them? God is so good!

Christina said...

It sounds like you are doing very well. I think of you in my prayers often.

It has been a long while since I have visited yours or your mama's blog. I am always uplifted when I do!

Christina Brown


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