It is early "Pa" and Susan are peacefully sleeping, I slip quietly out to the screen porch for some alone time with my Friend, as I sit here listening to the birds, and other animals give praise to the One who made this day, I too join them in giving praise, glory and honor, to this Friend of mine.
In my devotions I have been studying in Genesis and of Abraham's life, today I read in chapter 17-18 of how God changed Abraham and Sarah's name, and of the covenant that was made between them, with the promise of Abraham being the "Father of many nations,"Sarah being the "Mother of many nations." it being sealed with the covenant of male circumcision.
The power point for me was of how unique God and Abraham's relationship was, their relationship was so solidified that Abraham could ask God for anything, even bargain with him over the wicked city Sodom, where his nephew Lot and his family lived, and God so willingly listened and agreed, sadly the end result was destruction, but God saved Lot and his family.
There is such a big difference between "knowing about God", and really "knowing God intimately", Abraham had this intimate relationship with God, in Isaiah 41:8, Abraham was called "The friend of God," Isaiah 41:8~ "But you, O Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham, my friend,
In this study, I am challenged more than ever to maintain my friendship with God, How about you? I have learned through life experiences that friendships take time, they need nourishment, open communication, always listening and willing to heed advice. I find this to be even more so with my friendship, and relationship with God!
On a personal note: I have been very busy with gardening, and preserving the fruits and veggies, and enjoying visits from family, with more to come during the 4th of July! What a blessed summer this is for me, I love having my family home!. I so apologize for not visiting your homes,please understand. I will try harder, I promise
Comments are off on this Sunday, rest with your Friend
God is so good to me, yesterday with temps. in the high 90's, and very high humidity, let's say it was "HOT". I noticed the air condition was running all day and it wasn't cooling like it should, so Mr P. called the repairman, he stopped by this morning, the unit was frozen, before it could be fixed it would need to be cut off until it thawed, and that he would be by this evening to fix it. Today, I am about to be in the kitchen most of the day canning yellow squash, and making the last strawberry caramel sauce, (oh so yummy great for pouring over ice cream and pancakes).You might wonder what's the big deal?
Sooooo with no cool air and a hot kitchen, God gave me an overcast sky, and much cooler temps.today! "Thank you heavenly Father."
Nahum 1:7~The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. I noticed the words,"in times of trouble," meaning this won't be the first nor last time troubles come, but He will always be there for He cares for me. Aren't you glad God doesn't lie? And yes, He cares about strawberries and squash
This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."
My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.