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Saturday 11 June 2011

Spiritual Sundays

Hello dear blogging friends and welcome to another Spiritual Sundays with Charlotte and Ginger.

Last week I shared about some health problems I have been having and you have all been so kind and compassionate. Thank you for your prayers on my behalf. I believe it has made a difference because the pain is more bearable the last few days.

I am still waiting to get in to see the specialist so I don't have anything new to report. However I do have a scripture verse I would like to share with you. This verse always helps me stay focused.

"Whatever is true, whatever is honourable,whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things." ~ Philippians 4:8

For many years, Philippians 4:8, has been one of my favourite verses of scripture. Life isn't always beautiful and it isn't always fair. There are trials and disappointmernts at every bend in the road. But it's how we handle those trials and disappointments that shows us and others who we really are. Even in the midst of a trial, we can find something beautiful or lovely to dwell on. He never promised any of us a rose garden. But He promised He would be with us always. Therefore we can always find something to praise Him for!

You see the beautiful rose in the photo above? It is exquisite but should you handle it, you will more than likely get pricked by the thorns. Sometimes you have to get past the thorns to appreciate the beauty!

The God who sustains the universe sustains me.~
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Sharing from my heart~ Sandi