A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Spiritual Sundays


Hello friends~
When I was growing up, church was a very big part of my life. In fact one of my earliest memories is sitting in church beside my beloved Granny when I was three years old and listening to the preacher.
I loved going to Sunday School and learning scripture verses, and I loved singing in the choir.
My father was very involved in church so naturally my brother and I took part in church too.
When I was fifteen, I made a commitment to follow Christ.

By the time I was married and had my first child, my hubby and I were living in a new home and by all appearances, I should have been walking on air; but I wasn't!
Somewhere along the way, I had grown cold towards God and I had accumulated all this unwanted baggage in my life. I felt I had no direction so I wasn't completely happy.

One day a pastor pointed out to me that I needed to get my heart right with God again. I needed to give all my unwanted baggage to Him. The pastor told me that if I did that, God would direct my path from that day on. So I did. I emptied myself and allowed His grace to fill me up again.

But do you know what I discovered? The Lord had brought me to the place where I was; wanting more of Him, wanting to rid my heart of the garbage that had accumulated there! Even though I had allowed the busyness of my life to come between the Lord and me, He was faithful not to leave me. He had kept His hand upon my life and He had been directing my path all along.

Maybe you are looking for direction in life.......Psalm 37:23 says,

"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." {NLT}

Proverbs 3:6 says, "Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take." {NLT}

Aren't you glad we serve a loving and faithful God?
I hope you will take some time to visit Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays. You can click on the link http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ or the SS button on my sidebar.
Thank you for coming my way, and the Lord bless you today.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

30 comments:

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!

Debbie said...

This was soo good. AMEN to it all. Blessings, Debbie

Gayle said...

I loved this post. God is faithful, even in the dark times.

Candi said...

Thank you for sharing. God Bless and Keep You. Happy Pink Saturday
hugz:)
Candi

Charmed by Beauty said...

Sandi:
Your 'Spiritual Sunday' post of Feb. 27, 2010 brought back the memories of my own total commitment to Jesus. You are right ... unless we 'give it all to Jesus' we cannot live a victorious life in Him. But it is so wonderful to know Him and the Joy of His Salvation.....thanks for the memories...We are so Blessed! Your Auntie P

Whidbey Woman said...

It has been fun to read today about how the Holy Spirit has used people to nudge us along. Aren't you glad the pastor said what he did? Thanks for sharing this testimony of renewal in your life.

Ginger said...

I pray daily that the Lord will lead me through each day. Thank-you for this wonderful story.
God Bless,
Ginger

WhineNRoses said...

Your posts are so beautiful and uplifting!!!
God bless!
Love,
Jenn~

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I am indeed glad that we have a loving God and can have new beginnings!

Charlotte said...

Amen, Sandi. God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform. I can look back over my life and see how he has been involved all along. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Lisa said...

God is faithful, even when we can't feel Him, He is ordering our foot steps. Thanks for a great post!

Denise said...

Nice post.

Karen said...

Very uplifting thoughts. Thank you.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

God is so sweet and patient, isn't He? What a blessing to KNOW Him....

Blessings,
Spencer

Renee said...

Making our paths straight~ a promise we all need...Great post.

rcubes said...

Yes, sister Sandi, I'm so happy that we serve a God Who always patiently waits for us when we run away from Him. And always forgives us every time. I picture Him camping somewhere where I left Him, and stubborn me, when I start looking for Him and gets weary, He's just right there where I left Him. It is me who had gone far away from Him. Have a great week sister and God bless and protect you.

Janean said...

sandi, my honey and i have been talking about this. we definite direction about selling our home and when. we'll pray this Scripture!

thank you for sharing.

Georgia said...

I sure am glad we have a good and faithful God! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

God bless you!

Georgia

Cathy said...

Hi Sandi,

What a beautiful post. I felt blessed just reading it.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend my friend.

xo Cathy

Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Pink Saturday and thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. What a beautiful post here and I love your Pink Saturday post too!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you for your testimony of our wonderful God and His faithfulness!

sarah said...

this is good...really good. thank you. Sarah

SmilingSally said...

Sandi, it's good to know that you need God in an everyday kind of way.

Mevely317 said...

Sandi, your candor has touched my heart. There are days I still feel anxious and aimless... seemingly without purpose. What a comfort to seek God's direction!

Clif said...

Fantastic! This is a much needed message for today. You made it clear and easy to understand. This will help many.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
Thanks for stopping by yesterday on PS. I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. I never dreamed that a simple story of a daughter's love would cause such an outpouring of emotion from so many. Thanks again for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and see me!
Debbie

Cathy said...

A beautiful post, Dear ~ Blessings ~

Beth said...

Sandi, I will be participating in your Tuesday Tea. I have already posted. So glad to be able to participate with you.
Here is the perma link to the post.

http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com/2010/03/tuesday-tea-for-two.html

Thanks and God bless you!
Beth

daylily777 said...

Wonderful,encouraging post !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Ms.Daisy said...

Sandi,
I, too, can look back and see God's hand in my life. . .although, I didn't know it at the time. He is faithful.


Blessings,
Jean

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