Today’s Thoughts…Jehovah-Jireh

20160423_174620Spent most of the afternoon enjoying the writings of my blogging community. I so enjoy reminders of faith, hope and love. As well, the various tips and information that help and encourage along this spiritual and writing journey. I have included some of the posts here for you to have your own reading pleasure.

Regurgitated Church

Fairy Tale Endings

Moments of True Blessing

A short walk with my Canon

Calibrating the Mind

There is a lot going on in the world today, from the death of the iconic artists to the crazy presidential race. In the midst of it all, I did take time to be grateful for the small things. The image above is one of those things. I absolutely love the beauty of nature and this image was one that gave me pleasure. I took the image at a customer’s home, with her permission, of course. Taking a minute or two from my driving to capture nature’s beauty.

In having to make a decision on a second job inside or outside, I chose the outside. It is a second driving job and though it has the pros as well as the cons, I realized that I do not want to give up my writing or photography. I would not have the opportunity to capture as many of the beautiful images that I see on an inside job for most of the day. It was a challenging decision in that I have to wait a little longer and I do have some urgency for additional finances. In the grand scheme of things, wisdom in decision-making is considering the long-term as well as the short-term results of our decisions.

Trusting God as my provider means that I can make a decision based on Him and not my circumstances. I trust Him to take care of me and provide even when I can’t see how. I’m still here, aren’t I? That means God has provided.

I also thought about my commitment to my writing. There are sacrifices for what God has called me to do. I do notice also that in the transforming of my mind to the things of God, the anxiety is lessening to nil. When it rises, I immediately see that my flesh wants to take control but it doesn’t have to. Transforming my mind means, to me, that I am trusting Him for the unseen things for my life. That I am trusting Him for what He has given me and honoring Him with it. And, that I am standing on who He is in my life, Jehovah-Jireh, my provider.

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7 responses

  1. I pray for your peace and success in your new employment venture and encourage you to keep writing! It’s easy to get bogged down with who is reading, but I’ve found writing helps my faith more than I imagined, regardless of who reads it. And thanks for the article links; I am checking them out now.

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  2. Amen. That was my reading today in Matthew 6: 25-33 being not anxious for our lives for if God takes care of the birds and the lilies of the field, why would he not take care of us who are created in his image?

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    1. My 4-year-old son and I were sitting in the grass at his brother’s lacrosse game today and we started goofing around with each other with the clover and weeds around us. As I picked up several weeds that had bloomed, I was struck at how beautiful even the weeds are, which we consider pests or worthless. Yet God made even the weeds beautiful. Consider a bright yellow dandelion that, while beautiful in and of itself when examined up close, in a group turns a hillside yellow, and then turns to a magical fuzzy ball that the wind catches and scatters them like tiny parachutes. Consider the intentionality, time and designing God invested in a simple weed. Wow, that really brings the scripture Barbara quotes into perspective.

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  3. Enjoying the beauty of nature – what could be better. This is a fabulous image – thanks for sharing.

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  4. Moments of reflection during our questionable times certainly refocus our flesh to the spirit realm! Love your pics and thanks for recommending the bloggers you follow. I will be visiting and possibly following them if I am not already! Have a blessed day!

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  5. […] by: Gloroius Impact; Musings and My Two Cents; and Spot In The […]

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  6. Reblogged this on The king'soracle. and commented:
    Jehovah Jireh- Our constant and consistent providence even when we fail to realize it, sometimes!

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