Thursday, May 21, 2009

ABC's of the Word


I'm joining Pam at Grey Like Snuffie for ABC's of the Word. Be sure and visit Pam and all the participants of this weekly exploration of the Word of God through use of the alphabet.

This week we're concentrating on the letter:

O

I've chosen verses from Isaiah:


O LORD, You are my God;
I will exalt You and praise Your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
You have done marvelous things,
things planned long ago.

You have made the city a heap of rubble,
the fortified town a ruin,
the foreigners' stronghold a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.

Therefore strong people will honor You;
cities of ruthless nations will revere You.

You have been a refuge for the poor,
a refuge for the needy in his distress,
a shelter from the storm
and a shade from the heat.

For the breath of the ruthless
is like a storm
driving against a wall
and like the heat of the desert.

You silence the uproar of foreigners;
as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud,
so the song of the ruthless is stilled.

On this mountain the LORD Almighty
will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine--
the best of meats and the finest of wines.

On this mountain He will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
He will swallow up death forever.

The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
He will remove the disgrace of His people
from all the earth.

The LORD has spoken.

In that day they will say,

"Surely this is our God;
we trusted in Him,
and He saved us.

This is the LORD,
we trusted in Him;
let us rejoice
and be glad
in
His
salvation."

Isaiah 25: 1-9 (NIV)

I have been through some "times" lately--"times" of discord, "times" of wondering what direction I'm headed in, "times" of a lot of change that I don't understand.

But, through it all I know that THIS is my GOD--surely I trust in Him and HIS wondrous plans for me and those surrounding me.

Who should I trust but the LORD--the ONE who holds the entire universe in His control--the plans laid out long ago--for His good and useful purposes?

This is MY God, OUR God--the ONE who sustains us through it all
--and I will exalt and praise His Holy Name--

FOR THIS IS OUR GOD




Beth




13 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

AMEN! Wonderful post Beth....I was just thinking about you on Tues. as I was out mowing...praying for you and your clan! Thank you for joining in today... "This is our God"

HisFireFly said...

HE will indeed remove your tears, and wrap you in His arms of lvoe and tend to all that concerns you.

Know that others are lifting you up as youwalk the steps He sets before you

Peggy said...

O YES LORD...YOU ARE OUR GOD! OMNIPOTENT and ONE in whom we can rely, trust & come to through the "times" of OUR lives because You are the One who holds the entire universe! AMEN! He is the ONE we have waited for...so we REJOICE & are glad in His Salvation. I exalt & praise His Holy Name with You & thank Him for you & that Others are lifting you up in prayer as you move forward & Onward! Be blessed!

Kay Martin said...

beautiful; as usual.

O words: Somehow I sense
ONLY as my word. When all is added up ONLY
God is always there for me. If I could give one word to my children it would be that word in Christ.

The best man or woman may die and leave us. But ONLY God will forever be there for us. ONLY God is totally trustworth. I will surrender all ONLY to God.

ONLY

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

I am going though one of those "times" myself...not sure what God is up to but I know I have to trust Him in this. Great scripture to share. Thanks!

In His Graces~Pamela

Stacy said...

What a lovey reminder of all that our God has done and all that He can do. God bless!

HisPrincess said...

I'm also going through one of those times.

Not sure what direction the Lord is sending me, but I sense change. And that's not a bad thing, I don't mind change, but its all a bit hazy at the moment. Nothing very clear or definate.

Joyfulsister said...

Amen Sis,
How are you doing? I've missed and have been trying to catch up in my visits to my bloggy sistahs.
Hope all is well and and I love your new look here.

Hugz Lorie

Peggy said...

Thanks for prayers. Entering Colorado from New Mexico and there is a storm of some sort and that is mountain turns. I'm fine so far but rough sleeping. Blessings to you, Beth! Missin' ya muchooo. Praising the majesty of Our Lord up until now as I look to the heavens and the beauty around me.
2 pups are doing fine...hope the 3 back in Mexico are just as fine.

Wife of Rob said...

Hey Beth!!

Can you spread the word of my post that is here http://pairofbartletts.blogspot.com/2009/05/very-special-tea-with-very-special.html

This is a very special event tomorrow that needs to be gently bathed in prayer. The post pretty much explains what it happenening....but if you can spread the word "far and wide", we are praying for souls tomorrow--the eternal souls that will enter into heaven and hear "Well done, thy good and faithful servant".

I appreciate your ongoing willingness to pray.....I'm sorry that I am this late getting the word out!

I need to catch up with you when this event is over.

Love you
Jen

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just blog hopping tonight and enjoyed reading your blog...great post...Your blog is so eye catching...love it


I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today...all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the "June Card Box"! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Beth I am sorry you have had difficult times. I haven't been by because I lost you. All I could find was your knitting site. I was confused because on my followers list for you that is all that popped up. Anyway I will put you on my favs links. I loved this post it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing your heart.
Have a Blessed week.
Sherry

Wife of Rob said...

Hey Beth! I'm trying to get caught back up with all of my blog sisters....I'm on your site right now! Just wanted to let you know that my blog has moved to http://pairofbartletts.typepad.com

Come see me there! I love the ABC's of the word...that is SO cool. How is your house? Still loving it??

jen