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Monday, September 12, 2011

God is so good!

This journey that I am on with God is just more than I could have ever imagined it would be. It is greater than I ever thought possible. It is more fun than anything I have ever experienced. It far exceeds my wildest dreams of the greatest joy I could ever receive. God continues to draw me closer and closer to His side. Day-by-day He leads me to seek Him more. 

I am captivated by Him. I am intrigued by Him. I am totally overwhelmed by Him. He is by far the best thing that has ever happened in my life. I can't get enough of Him. The more I learn about Him, the more I desire to learn. The closer I draw to Him, the closer I yearn to be. The more I feed myself the Bread of Life, the hungrier I get for sweet heavenly manna. God is so good.

His goodness is astounding. I am learning to be thankful for things that I used to overlook. I am beginning to see blessings everywhere I look in my life. 

I was so blessed Friday evening when my daughter and her 3 children went with me to the airport to pick up Jimbo after he (and 4 others)  had been on a mission trip to DR Congo, Africa for 2 weeks. Their trip was amazing and almost 7,000 people gave their hearts to Jesus! Praise the Lord!


These 2 boys were ready to their Papa. They ran to him as soon as they spotted him coming out of the terminal.



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God has blessed us with wonderful children and grandchildren. We are so fortunate to have such great relationships with our girls and I know that it is only because of Him! Only because of who He is and because of His mercy and grace.
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Laylah slept through all the excitement of the airport.


But she finally came awake and Papa got his hands on her after 2 long weeks!


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I am so thankful for the blessing of our newest little granddaughter. She has been such a joy in her 3 weeks of life. She is a delight and a true gift from our Lord.
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Oh, how I love her so!


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I am filled with such joy when I get a package in the mail from my precious grandbabies who are temporarily in Pennsylvania. They send me the most delightful cards and my heart just overflows with a mixture of happiness and sadness. I miss them so much and am ready for them to come home! I need some Mikaela, Eli, Mercie and Silas sugar in a HUGE way!

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God's goodness will never fail to blow me away. He has blessed me immeasurably and so undeservedly. But I am so thankful for His graciousness to me. My heart longs to see His face. I desire to be in His presence. As I seek to know Him more, I pray that I will be ever mindful of His majesty and His sovereignty. I pray that I will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. May I never forget that all I am in this life is not because of who I am, but because of Who I belong to. 

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As I filled in another page in my '1000 gifts' journal, I realized that I have so much to praise God for. I also realize that even though I am on #727 now, I am sure I have missed so many things that He has done for me.


Isn't He just so good??? 

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I am reading a book called "The Knowledge of the Holy" by A.W. Tozer and I was stunned by the reality of this quote that he starts out the book with pertaining to the world's low view of God:

"With our loss of the sense of majesty has come the further loss
of religious awe and consciousness of the divine Presence.
We have lost our spirit of worship and our ability
to withdraw inwardly to meet God in adoring silence."

Oh, Lord, help us to never downplay your majestic beauty and glorious holiness! May we gaze upon your face in total awe and abandon. May we grasp the infinite and incomprehensible nature of who you are! You are indescribable. You are inexplainable. You are beyond our comprehension. You are the One true God.  Worthy of our worship and our praise. You are the eternal and everlasting God.

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"Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord"
(Psalm 150:6)

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11 comments:

Susan Rush said...

Thanks for sharing your thirst for God and your appreciation for his goodness. Reading your thoughts reminds me of my own blessings. Your family pics make me smile.

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Isn't He just so good??? Amen! Yes He is!!!

BTW, my grandkids all call me Papa too. One of the high points in my life is being a Papa. Thank you Lord :-)

Sonja said...

ah Beth.. this was a blessing to my heart this morning! Your beautiful family just makes me smile and that new baby girl, I could just squeeze her right this minute!

Your blessings are 'catching', and your expression of them even more so. What a precious and beautiful list God is compiling in your life, and in mine too. I am nodding my head in agreement with things you have said here, they are some of my greatest blessings as well. :)

xo

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I've been walking through these last few posts, enjoying the view from your window! Little Beth... what a beautiful grace from God's hands. You have such love for your family, Beth. It's a strong witness to my mother's heart today.

peace~elaine
PS: Your husband sure goes on a lot of mission trips. What a blessing!

NanaNor's said...

Hi sweet friend, Loved this post and your grateful heart-overflowing with His love and lovefor Him. Loved seeing your grands, especially Laylah-she is so beautiful.
Sending lots of love today.

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Beth, wow! your Family is so beautiful! thanks for the wonderful encourgement that God gave you to share! Makes me just feel in my Heart of the Awesome god that we serve! That new baby is soooo~cute!! hope you have a wonderful evening:)

Saleslady371 said...

Your post is uplifting, Beth, as thankfulness changes everything, doesn't it? It stirs my heart as I'm only half done with Ann's book and haven't even begun the Dare yet! Love the pics of your family. You have beautiful grandchildren and children.

Yolanda said...

Makes me think of what Beth shared with us on Saturday, to be in God's Word, just simply because....not looking for a scripture that I can fit my situation, but simply be in the Word of God.

Lovingly-
Yolanda

angelonwheels said...

Your joy is so contagious! Your new Granddaughter is precious!

Irritable Mother said...

Yes and amen, dear sister!

Sometimes when I pray I thank God for all the things about Himself which I simply cannot comprehend. Because I know there's a lot of it!

LisaShaw said...

Praise the Lord Beth!

I can never fully comprehend the absolute love the Father so lavishly pours down upon us but I'm thankful to Him for it. His love shows all over your precious family and your sharing in this post.

and to the over 7,000 saved I say, GLORY TO GOD!!!

Much love and blessings to you as you walk your journey with God. I'm humbled to be walking my own with Him. He's an awesome God.