Hebrews 12:11 (NAS)
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful ; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
Through life’s rivers I dabble and slosh. At times heavy currents of sin, trials and temptations cause my foothold to slip, becoming unstable ~ unbalanced; it is then my soul ~ my weary worn strained mind surrender ~ become totally reliant on my Rock of Salvation!
A sharp bend, a few razored stones embedded deep within the river bed; may cause hurt, wounding, cuts, and bruises, even may leave some scarring, but it is the process of healing that generates strength, faith, hope and trust in our Lord.
Rivers hold various types of rocks and stones, how they are perceived depends on ones observation. My prayer is that I may always look through eyes of FAITH, and not give in to thoughts of doubt. I pray that my hearts selfness will be hushed ~ tuned to the “Still Small Voice”. Through life’s waters, may I be constant drinking deep from the “Springs of LIVING WATER” I pray I may taste of His righteousness and sing of His mercy!
John 4:14 (ESV)
But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Balancing Life’s check book
not always an easy task
debits of sins and daily doubts
create an earthly mask
Adding up all wants and needs
which ones are just and sound
continual prayer and seeking will
blessed credits may be found
Subtracting all the daily dues
from cares to chorus given
forgetting not the silent thoughts
heart memos sent to heaven
What will you find when life is done
and the books have all been known
the life long tally of your soul
as you stand before His throne
Balancing life in this earthly realm becomes a list of priorities ~ a balancing act ~ an equation. I have learned time and time again to be constant in re-evaluating my list, making sure my equation equals the sum of Salvation. Oh…other daily routines, and schedules may have to be laid aside to compensate for my soul needs, but “it will be worth it, every mile of the way”! Family absorbs my heart, love, and time, a very important part of the equation of a balanced life.
I am a sinner saved by GRACE, a child of God.
I am a wife, a mother to my children.
I am a writer, an encourager through God’s promises.
“Through the grace of our Lord I strive to be the best I can be”
Anchored in omniscience
I rest in the Almighty
my fashioned ideas give way to
promises and precepts
my Alpha and Omega of creation
the foundation of my thoughts
what will I do,~
with my portion of grace?
with no perchance
I continue living by faith
in His good pleasure!
Kathy J Snow