My New Friends

I met a new friend blogging. Actually, I believe I’ve made Two new friends. Anne Leueen ( an Olympic Rider) and “Nanny” Kathie Lacroix (an avid-horse lover taking care of beloved equines while they’re in a new place while they show their “stuff”.

If you love horses, please be sure to visit and perhaps follow these two awesome “horse addicts”.

I don’t believe I’ve told you about my horse addiction and riding experiences (unless you read my “About” section, it’s rather long. I apologize for this. Perhaps my next blog will be an abbreviated “About”. Anyway, you must, must, must read these blogs. My Horseman needs to read this, too.

Take care, God bless, and for all those who,be crossed the Rainbow Bridge, say “hello” to my loved ones and let them know how much I miss them.

Debby

God Loves My Story

I knew you before you were born

Refer to my story dated April 1, 2018

Remember when I told you I didn’t know what God wanted me to do with my life for Him?  He began asking me this question at the beginning of Lent.  I have been praying, perhaps over-praying, about this since.  Then my blog on 4/1/2018 came to mind.

I try my best to read the Bible daily and I have several books of inspiration that I toggle back and forth from morning to morning.  This morning, after having gone to a Bible study last night and continuing to ask myself this question, the first thing I read in my book, 100 Things God Loves About You, (various assembled unknown authors),  was “God loves your story”.  Here’s what it had to say:

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

  • – Psalm 139:16

I researched which Bible this passage came from and found that I have a whole slew of Bibles!!!  Anyway, it comes from the NIV New Life Application Study Bible.

I’d like to add to it verses 17 and 18:

17.”How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!  How vast is the sum of them!  18.Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.  When I awake, I am still with you.”

To me, this is so wonderful because He thinks I have an amazing story!  I know because scripture tells me that God, YHWH, Yahweh, Jehovah, my Lord, tells me Himself that it was written long before I was born.  He knew every twist of the secret plan, every unexpected direction, every happy and sad moment(s).  Wherever I went, He had been.  He will walk before me and with me as my Scout, my Pathfinder, my Guide, and my Friend.

When I put my trust in Him, He promises me the utmost best of happily,  heavenly, endings forever after.  Isn’t that just completely, totally, and miraculously awesome!

He Knew Me

“4. The Word of the LORD came to me saying, 5. ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew (chose) you, before you were born, I set you apart;'”

-Jeremiah 1:4-5a

As the scripture continues, it states, “I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” While I know He has not appointed me as a prophet, this Easter morning, I sat in amazement – total amazement that He knew or chose ME. Of all people to do some thing of His will. Just like He has appointed each one of you (good and bad) to carry out His mission. I’m still wondering what that might be. But I know, in His time – not mine, He will reveal to me His plan for me. I Can Only Imagine. I am so excited.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter, because Jesus has risen. Yes in deed, HE HAS RISEN!

Let the Holy Spirit Be Your Guide

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

– Romans 12:2 NIV

March 6, 2018

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“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good. Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land. The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me! Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:1-22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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