What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Random Journal Day Link up #8, "In His Time"

I hope I'm not too late to join the "Random Journal Day" Linkup #8.  (Go to RJD #8 for more information) It's been a busy week, and I haven't had much time to think, let alone write...so sharing something I already wrote a long time ago from one of my old journals would simplify things a bit...so here goes:

Friday, May 4, 2001, 6:55 A.M.

"Lord, help us to see every moment of our lives as steps toward You."...This is the prayer from our devotional today. 
The story was about Saul of Tarsus (Paul), when he was met by Jesus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-20).  I like what the author of today's devotional (Amy Welborn) had to say about everything in our lives being preparations for our own growth.  She said,
"As much as we might rest content in our plans, we ought to know better, for life has a way of going in unexpected directions, joyful or tragic as they may be."
(Note: I don't have the reference for this quote, but it was written by Amy Welborn, not me)

This reminds me of Jeremiah 29:11, "For I (God) know the thoughts that I think toward you," says the Lord, "thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

Amy Welborn continues in her devotional about how Saul was being prepared by God in all of his education and life's experiences, "combined with his God-given brilliance and strengths...tobring the Gospel to the entire world..."  Then she concludes that "In a unique way, so it is for each of us.  The road ahead is filled with surprises, but we walk in confidence, knowing that viewing life with the eyes of faith--God's eyes--we'll find a way to use everything that's happened for our growth and God's glory."

Lord, I pray today that You will take my life, with all it's unexpected curves and detours, and use me for Thy honor and glory.  I realize that everything that happens to us in life is for a divine purpose.  Nothing in our lives is wasted...

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says:
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven."
Verse 3:11 says:
"He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end."

Romans 8:28~ 
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

I will close those thoughts for today with the words to a little song that I love:

"In His time, In His time,
He makes all things beautiful in His time...
Lord please show me every day
As You're teaching me Your way
That You do just what You say
In Your time.

In Your time, In Your time,
You make all things beautiful in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring,
May each song I have to sing
Be to You a lovely thing
in Your time.

Lord, please show me every day,
as You're teaching me your way,
That You do just what You say,
In Your time."



  1. Pamela, not too late. The link is open all week, my friend- each week. I am so glad you did make the time to share though and appreciate your lovely portion. In His Time, yes, He does make everything beautiful in His time...that song was sung at my wedding- a testimony of His grace in my own life. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Hey Dawn, I think I just figured out how to do the "reply" to comments like yours...I'll see how this works. I like this feature...thanks for showing it to me first!

  2. Just want to give a shout out, a hug, a high 5, a handshake, a pat on the back, some love and a good morning to you!

    I love this... ""Lord, help us to see every moment of our lives as steps toward You."

    Have a great weekend :)

  3. Dawn, What a wonderful song to have sung at your wedding...isn't it marvelous how God brings together all the right things and people at the right time...when we learn to wait on Him and trust in His wisdom and grace? Thank you for being a part of His plan even in my life today! God bless you, Dawn.

  4. KC...Thank you for the accolades this morning! You have brightened my day with your presence. God bless you and keep you in His love.

  5. Your image of curves, twists and turns is exactly what I need to remember when life seems difficult. Of course it has twists and turns in it. Of course. It's a journey. Or a pilgrimage, as Psalm 84 puts it. And He uses what He uses...in HIS time, His way, not ours. OF course. Thanks for the word.
    Carolyn (aka Jeskmom)


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