Sharon - Savour of Salt/ August 21, 2018/ abide, Devotional, Faith, fight the good fight, grace, In the trials, Parenting, peace/ 4 comments

How’s your day been so far Friend?

Isn’t it just so easy to let our circumstances affect out day? A grumpy boss, squabbling children, an unkind word, being taken for granted, something not going as we hoped, that spilt coffee, all the things we still have to do getting on top of us and making us impatient at any interruptions? It can all so easily have a negative impact on our day.

This morning I began my day looking at this verse…

‘stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.’

Stand still Friend, pause for a few moments and consider.

Go to the door and breathe the fresh air, that air is one of God’s wonderful works as is that breath you just took.

Stand still and listen, see and feel His wondrous works.

Listen to the sound of the rain or feel the warmth of the sun on your face.

Listen to the breeze rustling through the trees and feel it caress your face.

Listen to the birds singing their Maker’s praise,…

Will You not do the same?

Friend, will You pause in the middle of the messiness of your day and praise your Creator, will you stop for a moment and praise Him for all His wonderful works even for those hard things?

‘Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward:’

God’s thoughts are towards us, in His sovereignty He allows these things that we might grow a little more like Him, if we will just pause and listen and learn. If we will seek for that wisdom from God.

Why?…

Because all ‘Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.’

Peace, even in the storm.

‘Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Why?…

‘For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.’

And because…

‘He hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.’

And…

‘He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.’

Also Friends because…

‘He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.’

Even Your wilderness Friend!

So friends, let’s take a moment to consider just how wonderful our great God is, let’s be praising Him even in the hard, in the mundane and in the middle of the mess because…

‘Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.’

Job 37:14, Psalm 40:5, Prov 3:17, Psalm 107:8, 9,16,29,35,43.

About Sharon - Savour of Salt

I'm a Christian wife and Mum of two. I love to study my Bible and create God centered items for myself and our shop. I also enjoy a variety of crafts, reading and baking. We are all quite creative so our house is often a hive of creativity! I have several chronic illnesses including Lupus and Fibromyalgia so I am very thankful that I have been given a creative mind to help fill the hours when I don't have the energy for anything else.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for these encouragements Sharon, they are so refreshing to read. Xx

    1. So encouraging to hear that Esther, thanks for taking the time to comment. Xx

    2. Hi Esther, sorry I didn’t reply before, I’ve only just had you comment pop up in my notifications.
      Thanks so much for your encouragement, it means a lot. My prayer is that God will take these posts and use them for His glory. Xx

    3. Lol, just realised I had already replied!! I’m not sure why it notified me again!! 🙃

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