The highest lesson a believer has to learn is humility.
I am learning this myself. This December 20th my hubby and I will be married 54 years. We were young when we married, I had just turned 18 and he 20.
We have been through many highs and lows in our marriage. Like life, marriage is a journey with each other, holding each other up and encouraging one another in sickness and health. I am having to do this with my hubby more so now, he has COPD and has had it for years. It is hard, but by the grace of God we will get through this one day at a time.
I said that so you may understand that even if I don't post often, and I know you understand that it takes time to blog, you are all in my thoughts and I miss you. He needs my Time and attention and I want to do all I can for this man that I Love.
" Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
Matthew 23:12 ESV
In trials and weakness and trouble, our Lord seeks to bring us low, so we may learn that His grace is enough, and His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
"Humble yourselves therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time he may exalt you."
1 Peter 5:6
I will post a couple of photo's of my Christmas decorations. My guest room
This is before I put the tree skirt on.
My table setting. We had fun with this on facebook . I took Diana's idea from NanaDianatakesabreak and ask what plate would they like for theirs, at my Christmas Tea Party. Everyone wanted the Cardinal and the stocking.
"Believe" garland on mantle in guestroom.
There's more but I haven't had time to put them on my computer. I will try to do so and post them soon. Have a Blessed Day!
In Michigan in the waters of Lake Huron, is an island called Charity Island. On this island stands a Lighthouse. The Lighthouse has stood for many
years and provided navigational aid and as a safe
harbor for those sailing the waters. The island received the name "Charity" because sailors believed it was there "through the charity of God".
We have to navigate through storms of circumstances sometime in our lives. Like the sailors that needed guidance on those stormy waters, we sometimes need and seek a safe harbor.
"He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven"
We don't ask for the storms that comes into our lives but they can cause us to appreciate the guidance and refuge that God provides. He offers us the light of His Holy Spirit and His Word to guide us during those times. It is a safe harbor of His love, from those storms that we seek. He alone can be our "Charity Island".
"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in Him."
Today we can become confused or doubt when we read or hear others talk about things that they believe that may be different from what we've been taught and believe to be the truth and can cause a storm in us. Always seek the truth in God's Word, the bible, and through prayer. We can always find shelter in His love.
Heavenly father, help me to seek your light to guide me and keep me through those storms in my life. Amen