Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quick candid

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Isaiah 28:29, 30:18

"The Lord Almighty is wonderful in COUNSEL and magnificent in WISDOM.

The Lord longs to be gracious to you;
He rises to show you compassion...
Blessed are all those who wait for Him!"

You may think of waiting as a passive, inactive time. Waiting on the Lord is anything but inactive. While you wait on Him, you will be praying with a passion to know Him, His purpose, His ways...
Waiting on Him is always worth the wait. His timing and His ways are always right. You must depend on Him to guide you in His ways and in His timing to accomplish His purpose.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pure ecstasy

I can hardly ignore all your comments asking for more details about the recent and exciting happenings in my life, and besides -- Dan is my favorite thing to talk and think about these days (just ask my family!...) so here is a brief update to tell you a little bit of what you've been wanting to read more about...

Dan and I have attended the same church for the past number of years and our families have been friends for awhile. Last summer Dan moved out to Virginia to work for HSLDA, meaning 1200 miles now seperated us -- which really wasn't that big of deal until we started becoming more than friends earlier this year. *grin*

As Dan and I have been courting the past few months (more about how the Lord brought us together in a future post...) we've enjoyed treasuring this season of life though the distance has definitely been tough at times! It'd been almost a month since we'd seen each other and it looked like it would be three more weeks before anything worked out and I'd already begun the count down of "21 days until I see Dan again!"

On Thursday Ruth and I were talking about life and what the Lord was teaching us (I love sister chats like that!) and I shared how much I was missing Dan. Just wanting to SEE him again. Though cell phones and texting is wonderful, nothing compares to actually being together!! I went on to tell her that I'd given these desires to the Lord; He knows best and I can trust His heart!

Little did I know...
Friday night Dan and I were talking on the phone around 11pm, looking forward to the weekend and having more time to visit with each other when Dan randomly switched subjects and asked: "Hey Bethany -- do you believe in miracles?" As I began answering his question, the door opened and IN WALKED DAN!

Talk about total shock. thrill. surprise. elation. joy. bliss. ecstasy.


"Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your heart."

Psalms 37:4

So yes -- I had a marvelous weekend with Dan -- taking walks, having time to talk, going out for supper, reading the Bible and praying together, hanging out with our families, baking cookies together, and just enjoying each other's presence!

Have I told you yet how amazing you are?

"The Lord has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes."
Psalm 118:23

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Together... my favorite place to be!!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Ephesians 5:1-2

"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us
and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice
to God for a sweet-smelling aroma."

This is the real aim of religion,
to love God without restraint,
and never to rest until you have been
united with Him forever.

-Richard Wumbrand

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Psalms 23:3

"He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name's sake."

God is wanting to reveal Himself to a watching world. He does not call you to get involved just so people can see what YOU can do. He calls you to an assignment that you cannot do without Him. The assignment will have God-sized dimensions.
-HT Blackaby

Friday, May 01, 2009

Happiness in the mailbox!