What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Humble Beginnings (Reposted for RJD 7/4/14)

Note to Random Journal Day Followers:  I have been a bit out of sync the last couple of months with the Random Journal Day entries, and today is no different. However, I believe this message from the past will fill the bill for today. This is a reminder that our "humble beginnings" often turn out to be glorious endings, and as we think about the humble beginnings of our country's fight for freedom today...many of us will be watching some "glorious endings" tonight of fireworks displays that demonstrate our celebration of freedom and our hopes for a better tomorrow for all. Never forget to stand tall and wave the flag of freedom for all the world to see....whether it be a personal celebration of freedom from sin, or a national celebration of freedom from tyranny...be thankful and proud of what God has done for you.

(Original Post published on 8/11/11)

I was watching "Wheel of Fortune" a few minutes ago and the phrase that was deciphered was "Humble Beginnings"...and the lady who solved the puzzle won $30,000.00!  I'd call that a "humble beginning" that became a marvelous ending to a great day for that fortunate woman...

The phrase "humble beginning" reminded me that I needed to sit down and write something tonight...so with this "humble beginning"...I would like to share the following thoughts from The Psalms:
"Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God' For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

The Lord lifts up the humble;

He casts the wicked down to the ground.
Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God."
Psalm 147:1-7

Yes, I thank the Lord tonight for my "humble beginnings", because He has promised to "lift up the humble", and to "heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds..."...

Psalm 146:5-7 says, "Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry.  The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners."

by Thomas Blackshear

"Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord, O my soul! While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being."
Psalm 146:1-2

"Humble Beginnings" lead to glorious endings.


  1. An appropriate reflection, Pam. So grateful to have your words shared this month. It is understandable that you have been out of sync, my friend. Which makes this post even more exquisite. Thank you for taking the time. It also reminds me that I need to get back to adjusting my focus. These thoughts shared from the psalms really do help shift me focus to the proper place. On Him, not my circumstances or myself. Love you, and prayers for HIs peace to be your perfect portion.

    1. Thank you Dawn. I've had you on my mind and heart lately. Saying a little prayer for you and yours. It is difficult to not have our focus on our circumstances when our circumstances are in some ways critical. But thanks be to God that He does give us peace in the midst of the storms of this life...we just have to remember to keep our eyes on Him. Thank you for being here.

  2. Hi Pam! Gorgeous photo of the sunset...I love that. And yes! Let my humble start to each day bring him glory, and allow me to bring him my efforts at the end of the day.

    1. Ceil, I am happy to see your smiling face here. I have been a bit remiss in keeping up with my friends. I am glad that you have captured the message of this post. You are a blessing to me!

  3. Pam- I love how you wove together the theme of "humble beginnings" in this entry and the remind that God lifts us up in due time!

    1. Yes, He does! We just need to remember to keep our eyes on Him...the Author and Finisher of our faith! Thank you for stopping by and visiting. Blessings to you today dear friend.


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