Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

As the Rain and the Snow...

************ Isaiah 55:8-12 *************

8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.
9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow

come down from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is My word that goes out from My mouth:

It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;

the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. [emphasis added]

Here in New Jersey today, we have some snow again. In fact, every Tuesday for the last 3 weeks we have had snow. I am forever asking the LORD to bring the snow.
It reminds me of:

  • His love as a blanket of warmth in the cold surroundings
  • the purity found in His forgiveness of my sin
  • our new life in Christ
  • the new mercies He gives every morning
  • the cleanness of my heart that was washed by the blood
  • that God is making all things new,
  • the wonder of how one tiny snowflake can contribute its part when it sticks together with another to form such a breathtaking landscape of purity
  • that God's thoughts and ways are beyond my tracing out - yet they always have purpose
Looking Upward - walking in the purity of His love - and Choosing JOY,

[Flying High with the Most High]


Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie, It's so nice to meet you! Your blog and the pictures are just beautiful. The way you then relate them to scripture is wonderful. PS ~ Congratulations on the chili award, how fun!!!

Nana2six said...

I just love this post! The photo is absolutely gorgeous. The scripture spoke to my heart! I love your list. Stephanie, you share Jesus each time I come here and I am so thankful for your obedience to Christ!

In Him,