Saturday, June 7, 2014

Blessings Unlimited


YOU'RE BLESSED WHEN 

. . . you're at the end of your rope.  With less of you there is more of God and His rule.

. . . you feel you've lost what is most dear to you.  Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

. . . you're content with just who you are - no more, no less.  That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.

. . . you've worked up a good appetite for God.  He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat.

. . . you care.  At the moment of being 'care-full,' you find yourselves cared for.

. . . you get your inside world - your mind and heart - put right.  Then you can see God in the outside world.

. . . you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight.  That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family.
- Matthew 5 {The Message}

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26 comments:

  1. finding myself cared for these days..and grateful for the care.

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    1. Oh yes, friend. He cares for you so deeply. And sends sweet souls to minister His comfort as well.

      Rest deep in His love ...

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  2. No thing but beauty and words found here. I too long to be creek side with HIM but I know the rain in Tennessee makes it almost so.

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    1. I'm glad you've dropped in to see us in NY, friend! I hope your weekend's been super ...

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    1. For sure, yes we are, my FireFly friend!

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  4. We’re not only blessed when we walk in the fullness of these sacred beatitudes – we are free. Such a tranquil and powerful place to be. Thank you for this lovely post, Linda.

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    1. Praise God for that joyful freedom that comes in being in relationship with Christ!

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  5. I love the image and scripture today Linda! Especially this.."at the moment of being carefull, you find yourself cared for". Amen and amen.

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    1. Don't you just love the lavish ways He cares for us, His children? Thanks, Lisha, for hostessing your sabbath gathering ...

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  6. I did a study with my pastor's wife a while back on the beatitudes and I've loved them so much more since that time. Beautiful!! Much love.

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    1. So thankful for all those mentors that have guided me along the path ... let's hear it for those often unsung saints!

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  7. What a blessing in the face of loss, when God fills our empty arms with the love of His own embrace. Learning to let go all over again.

    Thank you for this peaceful, loving place,
    HBHW

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    1. Sweet lady, whatever your loss, I'm praying for you right now. May He pour out comfort in greatest abundance ...

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  8. As usual, the photo and the wording fit well together. Thank you.

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    1. You're such an encourager, CaryJo ... I am grateful that you're with us this evening!

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  9. So true! I feel joy when I read this. :) I am blessed when I remember I am blessed.

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    1. Joy unspeakable ... sometimes there are no words! I love that the Spirit can decipher the cries of our overcome souls. Thanks, Sarah, for being here this evening.

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  10. Hi Linda! I love the reason about the rope, and the caring one too. These all sound like the things you do in your ministry, so I know that you are blessed indeed.
    I pray that you are doing well these days, and see all the wonderful things you do for so many. And I pray that there are spaces in your calendar for lunches and time-outs and opportunities to be filled.
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Yes, Ceil, there are those precious 'refueling' spaces with those who care. I am thankful for good conversations that fill my cup ... and friends like you who do so, even from afar!

      ;-}

      I hope your Monday sparkles ...

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  11. "you're content with just who you are - no more, no less"

    I love reading the Message to get a fresh perspective on old thoughts. This beatitude in particular stands out to me this morning since I'm reading Beth Moore's "So Long, Insecurity." I'm not as content as God wants me to be with just who I am, just the way he made me. So I need this reminder. Have a good week, Linda!

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    1. Oh yeah, Beth Moore nails it in that book, doesn't she! And yes, THE MESSAGE shines, doesn't it.

      And I love that you've started your Monday with me, Lisa. Thanks, as always, for your encouraging words. I hope this week kicks off to a great start, friend ...

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  12. What a beautiful post, Linda! Such true words. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet encouragement behind. :) So happy to have met you today.

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    1. One of the best things about blogging? Getting to meet new friends far and wide ... thanks for coming to call, Cheryl!

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  13. Your words-straight to my heart - filling me with all that is good today! You have been blessed by God to share your heart and I am so grateful. Blessings!

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    1. And I'm grateful I am that we've gotten to know each other ever since that synchroblog with Beth and Sheila!

      ;-}

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I'm choosing to pretty much unplug for a few weeks, but yes, I'll still be popping in here and there to respond to your kind words!

I'd love to know you dropped by ...

Linda

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