Monday, October 30, 2006

Psalms 90

"...So teach us to number our days, that we may gain heart of wisdom...
Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us,
the years in which we have seen evil.
Let your work appear to Your servants...let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us..."

Anything that comes into my life that makes me need God more,

is good.

-Hudson Taylor

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Bethany!

This is so what I needed again--thank you, thank you, for being sensitive to the Lord's leading! I just read this very chapter yesterday, and was stirred by some of the same verses. Isn't God timing perfect?!?

Thank you too, for the gripping quote! It is so true, and yet at times so hard to accept. The quote said preciously how I felt today...though sometimes in those instances we don't always see it that way. But then God used your blog to reaffirm that yes, this is what He was speaking to my heart.

God's exact leading, at exactly the moment we need it never ceases to amaze me. We serve such an AWESOME God!!

I love you bunches, Bethany!

bethany said...

Hey 'Anonymous!' :)

When the Lord brought this quote across my path today, I was blessed so much by it that I couldn't help but share it. God is GOOD! Whatever it is -- easy or hard -- drawing me closer to God, it is GOOD! God only does wonderous things, though at times I don't always see them that way. It is much easier to see them as 'afflictions,' though that isn't the perspective God would have us have.

Love you, too!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh---so special to get a reply. Corresponding via blog, what fun! Isn't it neat how God causes us to go through similar things, at similar times? I think it is one of those things He uses to not only keep us in AWE of Him--but to spur one another on. Thank you for doing just that, and thank you for not keeping that QUOTE to yourself! I can only echo that God is GOOD!!

Love bounced back to you!:)

Anonymous said...

Oh Bethany, that is so good! Thanks for sharing that. That is so PROFOUND! (great pic too ;))

(((hugs)))

Rachel Marie said...

Wow!
What an awesome quote by Hudson Taylor... I've never heard that one by him before, but I really appreciate it. And knowing all the things he went thru as a missionary to China and servant of the Cross, I appreciate it even more!

Thanks for posting, Bethany!

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

That is a good quote. It puts a new perspective on our problems. God is good.

Kaylene said...

"Good is not always God's will, but God's will is always good" -Watchman Nee

No matter what, God knows best. Thanks Bethany. Inspiring post.

Morgan said...

Great quote, Bethany! Thanks!