Friday, February 6, 2009

Powerful

I got this as an email today. It is just so powerful!! Everyone remember's the Hudson River plan landing yes? That pilot is getting so much credit... but really it was God that landed that plane safely!! It's amazing how wonderful God really is; how he is complete control of everything!! This was a reminder for me, of that!!

HE IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF MY LIFE AND EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS, HAPPENS FOR A SPECIFIC REASON!! IT'S ALL PART OF HIS GRAND PLAN FOR ME!
And no matter what, he gets all the glory, honor and praise!!

Check this picture out. I can't give credit because I have no idea who did it! His signature is at the bottom!! Stunning picture!!


And I also got this prayer in an email... it speaks volumes!!
Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the dishes & laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.
Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is salvation. Your love is never ending. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Working for God on earth doesn't pay much... but His retirement plan is out of this world.

24 comments:

Ashley said...

Wow...what an awesome prayer. I'm glad I read that; a very good start to the day!

Vineyard Vogue said...

Thank you so much for posting that.. I totally needed that reminder this morning :)

d.a.r. said...

I really, really needed this today, thank you for sharing!`

Living for the Little Moments said...

Such a great prayer. Thanks for posting it as a simple reminder to us that we probably don't have it nearly as bad and someone else and more importantly that God is in control!

*~! megs !~* said...

Wow. I can't thank you enough for posting this today. I really needed that reminder to snap me out of my mood this morning!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous prayer and beautiful picture, thanks for this! What a great way to start the day!!

Being Brazen said...

Beautiful prayer :)

Krystyn said...

I saw that earlier today (or yesterday) and I just love it!

The Pink Chick said...

This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Texan Couture said...

Thanks for sharing! I love this and will pass it on!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

That is really an amazing prayer! I need to print it out and take it with me everywhere I go! It's a great reminder to how we should treat one another!

Hope you are doing better :)

Island Girl said...

What an awesome picture and prayer! You've started my day in a postive way, thanks!

Tracy's Porch said...

Prayer is awesome and such a good reminder that we don't know what is going on in others lives. We all get so self centered at times. Thanks so much for sharing!

southern daze said...

So powerful and so, so true! Thanks for sharing and getting our weekends off on the right foot :-)

Emily said...

wow... that was amazing and that prayer was powerful!Thank you for sharing!

Seaside Prep said...

This picture is mesmerizing!

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

Ah, thanks for that. I needed to be reminded.

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

BEAUTIFUL LYNDSEY!!! Love it :)

Muffy said...

AMAZING!!!!!

Kasey said...

I love that prayer! It says everything doesn't it?

I love your blog...I found you through another. I too am doing WW, and I am super excited to test out your muffin recipe. Congrats on a size 6 and size 4!

Oh and doesn't Heidi Klum just dress to die for?! I love her style! and I love her show. It is one of my favorites!

Ms. Salti said...

Wow! I'm not a religious person in any way, but that was awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us!

skinnyrunner said...

that is such a good prayer, it almost made me cry. im going to print it out to remember bc im so guilty of thinking those things about people!

Mrs. Ruby said...

I have chills. I absolutely love this post and it is SO true. Thanks so much for posting this. :)

Snickerdoodle Champagne said...

That prayer is absolutely beautiful. So glad I read it!