A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


This morning I am pondering.
Do you ever do that?
Do you ever have thoughts of things on your mind,
things that are taking shape, but not in some orderly
That is where I am at today.
I feel like there is a change that has been started in my heart
in regards to things I need to change about me.
I need to do my part in getting healthier.
I need more simplicity in some areas. I need to budget
my time more. I want to do those things that the Lord has called me to do as a
wife and homemaker.I want to get more organized.....the list is endless.
As I was praying and pondering the Lord brought to mind this verse:
Matt 6:33
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness
and all these things shall be added unto you

For me I *KNEW* the Lord was telling me to spend more time in HIS word
the HE will start straightening these things out. I am not sure how it works, but it does.
HIS WORD, is ALIVE. It does the work. I have been trying to do this on my own strength
and I am failing horribly. Need to get those priorities right, no one can do it for me, or you.
I do believe as I spend more time with HIM , HE will do the clarifying and enabling.
So that said, need to get into my Bible.


Anonymous said...

I can very much relate to this post. Good for you for knowing where and to Whom you need to turn for answers. (o:

Donna said...

Pondering is a good thing especially when we ponder His Word and His will!

Cathy said...

A great thought provoking post, Deby ~

Abounding Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing your *ponderings* because I have been realizing this more and more.

Although I also see changes that need to be made, I can't bring them about in my own strength.

The *real* change comes from within and He is the only One who can make it happen, if I yield to Him and keep my eyes off self.

Thanks for the reminder :o)

Happymama said...

I think we all ponder these things in our lives. Whether or not we do something about those ponderings is what matters. I believe if they are there, the Lord has put them there is trying to tell us what we need to do.

Good post!

Anonymous said...

Dear Deby,

Thank you so much for sharing ~ I can certainly relate as well!

What wonderful encouragement you have given!

Blessings on your day,


Christian Homekeeper said...

So true Deby...as we get more into the Word God begins to show us more things and perfect us! I also am leaning towards more simplicity in our lives and so we are having a yard sale in about 2 weeks to purge stuff out of our house lol. It's amazing how much you can accumulate.

I was supposed to have the car this week but so far it hasn't worked out so I haven't been able to get back to you about the coffee meetup.


Sharon said...

When things are not really going well in my life I will stop and realize that I have been sluggish with my devotional and prayer time. Things just go better when I start my day with the Lord reading from His word!

Good for you for analyzing yourself and setting some new goals.

Hugs, Sharon

Jennifer said...

Love your blog and I loved this post:)

Heather said...

Yes, I ponder and then stumble when I don't actively pursue that which I have pondered...

I have this verse at the bottom of my daily schedule reminding me to be faithful in the things that He has already laid out...often I don't take the time to ask for the grace to carry out what I know to do. Wonderful reminder and what a blessing to peek in on your ponderings :)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Wow, we really were on the same page today, weren't we?

It truly is the same Holy Spirit. :)

Tori said...

It's wondeful to stop every so often to comtemplate our walk with Him.

He is faithful and just!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Thank you for this Deby! I really needed to hear it.

HOPE said...

Great way to start the day Deby..FIRST with the Lord and then to read your post of encouragement in what we NEED and SHOULD do..

thanks for being so sensitive to the LORD's leading so that we could glean too!

Maxine said...

Good, Deby. You can never go wrong spending more time in the Word and all of us need to reflect on where we can make changes for the better. Thanks for sharing your heart.

Humble wife said...

Oh Deby
He knows all our troubles, and yes getting in the Word is monumental. But remember to give Him your burdens as His load is light.

I have been so grateful to have you in my life.

Take care

Paula said...

Dear Deby,

This is such a beautiful and encouraging post! I love the verse you shared! How very true that we need to seek Him to help us with every aspect of our lives. It is so wonderful that the Lord cares about every need and concern we have, that we can so freely go to Him and know that He will help us, that he loves and cares for us and knows our every need.

You are so very right, we cannot do things in our own strength! I, like you, fail horribly when I do. I also need to spend more time in His word. When I do, I have such a peace and joy in my heart. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts and encouragement!

What a comfort God's word is!

Bless you dear friend,

A Note From Theresa said...

That is a wonderful post! You are so right, God's word IS ALIVE and can help.

Tiffany said...

All the things you are pondering are all the things I am pondering as well. I need to change a lot about my habits! I love to ponder! The best is laying beside the pool stirring my finger in the water while I ponder. Thats my favorite!!!

Sharon said...

You are so right that we can do nothing without Christ and if we seek Him and His Kingdom first, all these things shall be added.

I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend lots of time with the Lord since my surgery and He has spoken such wonderful things to my heart. However, I know that in this human body, I will once again get to the point of being too busy and then have to be reminded that I've slipped from spending time with Him, but I pray that He will help me to stay close to Him and His Word.

This was a great post! Thanks for sharing your ponderings. :)

La Tea Dah said...

Yes, I ponder, Deby. All the time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.