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Saturday, 14 March 2009

Spiritual Sundays


Hello and welcome to Spiritual Sundays where you get to meet some really nice people. We all have one thing in common; we love Jesus and have chosen to walk with Him. Charlotte and Ginger are the hostesses for this special event and I want to say a hearty "Thank you" to both of you ladies.


As I was pondering what to share with you today, the scripture verse from Philippians 4:8 kept coming to my mind.
"Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."
I have many favourite verses in the Bible but this one pretty much tops the list!
Life sometimes comes at you with a vengeance. Sometimes it's not easy to keep a smile on your face, or a positive attitude, when faced with adversity.
But when the chips are down, I find if I keep my mind on all the attributes listed in Philippians 4:8, it is easier to keep a positive attitude. Where there is faith in God, there is hope! The two go together.

When I began my walk with the Lord, I came to Him empty-handed. I had nothing to give Him but myself, which wasn't much! I was lonely and lost!
But the trade off was incredible and literally, out of this world!
He gave me a new heart and a new life! He gave me so many wonderful things like; love, joy, peace, companionship, a great big family, and a mansion at the end of my journey here on earth. He gave me the assurance that He would never leave me nor forsake me.
He has also blessed me with a loving husband who happens to be my best friend, three of the most adorable sons that any mother could hope for, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and four darling grandsons. Yes, even on my worst day, I can tell you, I am blessed! That's my story today; what's yours?
Blessed Assurance
"Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour, all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour, all the day long."
-Fanny Crosby {1820-1915}
Please click on the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar and it will take you to all the wonderful folks who participate by sharing their own stories and testimonials. The Lord bless you and make you a blessing!

15 comments:

Charlotte said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I have often been brought to tears when I think of how blessed I have been.
Hope you have a great Spiritual Sunday.
Charlotte

Melly said...

Hi Sandi!

Your post is wonderful, bringing God all the glory for the blessings He has poured out to you, thank you for sharing your heart and reminding me of all God has blessed me with.

Blessings to you and yours
Melly:)

Clif said...

Wonderful post. Philippians 4:8 is also one of my favorite Scriptures. I read it often at funerals when asking the people to reflect back over the life of the deceased. Your words are uplifting. Thank you.

Katherinellen said...

Sandi,
Your "Spritual Sunday" is upligting words I need to her...I enjoye your story....God is Good! Thanks for your prayers...Bless you today..kathy

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Sandi. What a wonderful testimony to what God has done for you !! as well as for all of us, this too is one of my favorite scriptures!! Thank you for sharing,
Blessings,
Sue

Judith said...

Blessed Assurance was a favourite song of my mother-in-laws and I, too, love the words and the upbeat melody which can only produce words of praise. Thank you for sharing your thoughts today and God bless you. take care, Judith

Smilingsal said...

It's wonderful to be able to "count our blessings" in song. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

Kathy said...

A beautiful post, Sandi. Blessed Assurance is one of my fathers favorite songs - I can just hear him singing it in my heart!
xo...Kathy

Judi said...

Hi Sandi
from a fellow Canadian! I live in Ontario.

This is a lovely post. I enjoyed the poems and I feel happy for your happiness and thank you for sharing your story and your joys.

Come by and visit when you have some time.
Have a lovely Sunday..
Judi

God Chaser said...

Sandy thanks so much for sharing this verse and God's blessing upon you, and how these verses has helped you. Blessings this SS
Thinking on those things which are pure. Willnette

Julie said...

What a beautiful Story! God is so good. Thanks for sharing....Have a restful Sunday.Julie

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

In these hard times I feel more blessed than ever. I thank our Lord daily and ask him for guidance daily as well. I'm so glad you shared this scripture with us. I love the song Blessed Assurance it is so pretty and heart warming.
God Bless,
Ginger

kymber said...

Hi Sandi,
I agree - we need a daily reminder sometimes to keep our eyes on things above and fill our hearts and minds with all that is pure and true. In this hectic and evil world it is so important to remember to focus only on Him. Sometimes it is a daily struggle!
God has given us so many wonderful blessings to dwell on in this life. We need to hold those blessings close and never take them for granted! God is so good to us isn't He?

Thanks for sharing your heart today!
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Sandi,
Blessed Assurance is one of my favorite hymns also. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us and helping to remind us to appreciate ours.


~Jean

French Cupboard said...

I love it how the Lord can use something like a blog to bring fellow Christians together. I enjoyed finding you and seeing that you too wish to share God and your faith out in the open with the world. He is beyond amazing!!! You and my wife would get along wonderfully. She is Polly with Counting Your Blessings. We started the French Cupboard. Please stop by and say hello some time. We hope to encourage and inspire.

-Steve-French Cupboard

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