Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thou Art With Me

"If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river." Isaiah 48:18 Author, Bible teacher, Beth Moore, pointed out to me that peace like a RIVER is very different than peace like a POND.
Photobucket Beth Moore said, "...a peace that can be retained while life twists and turns and rolls over boulders...To have peace like a river is to have security and tranquillity of heart and mind while meeting many bumps and unexpected turns on life's journey through change."
Photobucket Sometimes I get scared and say, "You mean you are taking me down that raging river, Lord?" The Lord didn't say that I would have no problems in this life. He promised, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
I need to remember that even though I don't know what is ahead, Jesus is with me in the boat.
"...Thou Art with me..."Psalm 23
Have a blessed Sunday ~ Kathi ~ I posted this earlier
Quote by Beth Moore, Breaking Free, workbook, page 44

13 comments:

Debbie said...

I LOVE BETH MOORE!!!!!! One of my bloggy friends is going through a difficult personal time...I am going to send her to this post. Love it love it love it!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kathi, Thanks for posting this. We all need a little reminder. Have a great night. Love, Terrie

luvmy4sons said...

Great stuff! Oh the twists and turns of a river...gives it a whole new perspective. Peace like a river! Wow!

Deb said...

Hi Kathi, last night I stumbled upon one of my favorite movies. It's called, Love Comes Softly. I cried 3 or 4 times. In the movie one of my favorite parts is when the man gives an analogy to explain that the Lord doesn't promise we won't have problems but he promises to be there as we go through them. After reading your post today, I thought its funny how the lord will enlighten two with the same scripture, then cause their paths to meet in agreement, which strengthens them both. God is good. Deb

Charlotte said...

This is very good. I had never heard it explained that way, and what a beautiful picture of the river. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

I love this post Kathi, it is so worth repeating!

Today was so beautiful! I hope you had a great day.

I love you, Sharon

Stacy said...

This was a beautiful post! I never heard that scripture before I Never read the bible much until recently, and thats not an common memory verse =p Im really happy i stumbled on to your blog!

A Romantic Porch said...

Don't you just love the way Beth says things so plainly! and beautifully. Thank you for this reminder. I hope you are better, dear Kathi! Love,Rachel

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Kathi, I just adore Beth Moore! I haven't participated in the Breaking Free Study, but I have done several others! Her writing is so insightful and she is such a great speaker! I have been to two of her weekend conferences, to see her in person! The praise group that opens for her is awesome as well!!! I have been in church since birth, and I learned more about the Bible through her studies, than any other venue! ....as to your post, I loved it! It was beautiful and insightful and a great reminder! ~Rhonda :)

SweetAnnee said...

Thank you for reminding me.
lovingly, deena

jennifer said...

Kathi, this is so well done. You really made it look lovely and the message was even better.

A very good post!

Jennifer

Cottage Contessa said...

Kathi sweetie, thank you for sharing this beautiful post. You are such a lovely genuine lady, and I'm so happy to have met you. Thank you too for your prayers for my friend. Your kind comments and concern were/are a great comfort to me. Hugs for you dear one!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Daughter of the King said...

~~We all have the storms now and then don't we~~~
This was great and the pictures perfect...
Deby

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