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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Spiritual Sundays and Favourite Bible Verse Link Party

Hello everyone~ Today I am linking with Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/

and Cindy at I Owe It All To Him http://ioweitalltohim.blogspot.com/
for her link party to share my one of my favourite Bible verses. I have many favourite verses but this one has helped me through some tough times.

I can't take credit for this photo but I did apply the verse to it.

Whenever my hubby and I are out at the beach, we often see an eagle or two soaring overhead.
It is a most wonderful sight because we don't have many eagles on the Island. We are always in awe whenever we see one. They are such majestic birds, flying freely up there in the sky; so powerful and so in control.

They always bring to mind one of my favourite verses from Isaiah 40:31~ "Those who hope in the Lord, they will soar on wings as eagles."

We all have at one time or another gone through a difficult time. Trials are just a part of life. But it's how we handle the trial that shows us what we're made of.

Adversity does not perfect character. It reveals character. It exposes what is happening inside of us.

Oftentimes, we are simply too weak to do much on our own. We must turn to God who knows the end result and brings every trial whether big or small into a blessing which will enable us to be better and stronger than we were before. He always has our best interest at heart. We must learn to trust Him and give Him praise for He is taking care of us!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

35 comments:

  1. I had not read that verse before but it is written on my heart today, thank you Sandi!
    Tina xo

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  2. Stopping by from I Owe It All To Him. That is a beautiful verse and one that I will now think of when I see a beautiful bird flying. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Have a blessed day.

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  3. One of my favorite scriptures my friend.

    Thinking of you today and your hubby, Ron!

    God is able!

    Love to you~

    Rebecca

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  4. Adversity does not perfect character. It reveals character. It exposes what is happening inside of us.

    amen girl..I keep saying,,God is more interested in my character, than my happiness...When it is all said and done, I don't want to be known as a spoiled brat, a willful child, but one that has submitted to her Precious Loving Father's will, trusting Him all the way!!

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  5. Beautiful post, Sandi. I love how you've picked a gorgeous eagle picture to go with that wonderful and well-known scripture. Thanks for your sharing.

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  6. Oh Sandi,
    I was HOPING that someone would post this verse, and you did!!! I love it so...
    Years ago, I had a director who presented me with a pin out of the blue and it was an eagle and she told me about this verse...When the meeting was over, I went home and found it in my Bible and prayed on it....It has been a favorite ever since...It is powerful and so amazing.
    Your words are so inspiring....I have to go back and read your post again about character...it is so perfect...
    Hugs and blessings,
    Cindy
    xoxo

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  7. I love this verse too. Another of my favorites is a blessing prayer, 3 John 2.

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  8. We sometimes see Eagles nesting on telephone poles. I think of that verse too. I thank God for the grace He gives us each day.

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  9. Adversity does not perfect character, it reveals character. So true...I am shaking my head in agreement over the verse you selected. It's one that could have easily been mine...so hard to choose. Thanks for sharing from your heart. Have a blessed weekend, Patty @ seeds of faith

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  10. I was gonna comment on the quote about character. Is that your orignal quote and do you mind if I use it in a blog button? It must have touched others as it did me as I noticed others commented also on it.
    Be Blessed today!Margaret

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  11. I love that verse!! And, I agree, eagles are SO majestic-looking.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Love,
    Patti

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  12. Adversity reveals character...there is a massive thought in that phrase...great post...olive♥

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  13. I'll have to stop by and pay your friends a visit on Sunday. I've been posting a memory verse every Sunday...I think that would fit in nicely to Spiritual Sunday, don't you? Thanks for sharing this. I love your willingness to share SCripture with us. I actually did a cross-stitch quite awhile ago of an eagle flying over the mountains with that same verse that you quoted :) :) I'll comment more on this post later tonight. The heat is tiring me out today :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

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  14. I have to quote this when I get weary. Out loud with faith. lol

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  15. This verse has had a lot of meaning for me. In recent years, I have waited on the Lord as my husband battle's cancer. Every time I see an eagle I remember it and God's faithfulness. He is there to give us the strength we need. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. AMEN! I love that encouraging Bible verse as well!!! And what a lovely photo to go with it. Loved the gorgeous wall hanging from the Pink post too :)

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  17. I have always loved this verse, and the picture you applied it to is perfect. Thank you for sharing with us. I like your Pink Post too.
    Have a great weekend.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  18. Wonderful scripture, Sandi. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Amen that His Word never fades... God bless and have a great weekend.

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  20. I love all the pink...and that scripture is the best.

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  21. This is beautiful! I love this scripture also. I'm so glad you shared this with us today.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  22. Big Amen....wonderful verse.
    Sweet Blessing,
    Virginia

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  23. Sandi - this is one of my husband's favorite verses (and mine also). Very insightful post and yes, God always has our best interests. He alone knows what is best.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  24. Sandi,
    This is a beautiful post. A favorite verse of mine and a beautifully written devotional.
    Have a blessed week.
    Pam

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  25. Hi Sandi,
    I just came back for a sec to say "hi" and tell you that in addition to your beautiful post, I love the tea parties on here...so precious!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xoxox

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  26. Sandi, you inspire me. Love the way you inserted that photo with that powerful verse.

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  27. Sandi, What a heart-warming and inspirational post. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a blessed week.

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  28. I love that beautiful verse too, Sandi. Blessings ~

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  29. What a beautiful verse Sandi-thanks you for sharing it and, of course, for sharing how special it is to you and your husband. I will remember this next time I am faced with troubles or adversity.

    Blessings and best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  30. This is excellant!~ What beautiful scriptures and reminders of God's faithfullness, grace, strengh and love!

    Thanks so much Sandi!

    Thanks also for partaking with last weeks tea party and as always I am delighted to also join with you.

    ..,(There is something I wish to mention and invite you to, yet because OF CERTAIN FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN LEAVING UNWANTED COMMENTS, I WILL HAVE TO ANNOUNCE ONLY BY EMAIL, ONLY I DO NOT SEE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SANDI..,Do you have one)?..,

    Please DO NOT post this information on my blog dear Sandi as I do not want certain parties to see this; we may have to keep in touch once I transition, via dear Pam..,

    Hugs from Wanda Lee

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  31. Hi Sandi... I will be joining you for tea tomorrow... would you please add our link: http://www.houseinroses.blogspot.com

    My post is already up with your link.

    cielo

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  32. Hi Sandi...
    Count me in for tea tomorrow :) :) You can automatically link me up, or if you prefer I'll sign up tomorrow. Hope you will have a great week. Thanks again for doing the favorite Bible verse :) :) :) I love that very much!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  33. Hi, Sandi,
    Thank you for sharing this encouraging scripture and beautiful image. It must be wonderful to see the majestic eagles there where you live. God bless you richly in all things~ Vicki

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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