Monday, October 22, 2007

Feeling ordinary?

"O my Lord, I am not eloquent..."

"Who has made man's mouth? ...Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore, GO...and I will teach you."
Exodus 4:10-12

When you believe that nothing significant can happen through you, you have said more about your belief in God than you have said about yourself. You have said that God is not capable of doing anything significant through you. The truth is, He is able to do anything He pleases with one ordinary person fully consecrated to Him.

-Henry T. Blackaby


Rachel Marie said...

Wow, Amen! That is beautiful, and so profound!
(1Corinthians 1:25-31!)
Praise God!

Blessings, Bethany!!!

Anonymous said...

The picture is beautiful Bethany. By the way is anybody else going to learn the trumpet?

Unknown said...

So true. The picture is really beautiful. I wish the leaves would turn deeper colors here in Canada like in the picture.

Under Southern Skies said...

Beautiful picture and thought...

Unknown said...

Oh my.... Thank you so much for sharing that, Bethany!!! That is such an encouragement. Something I needed to hear. I sure appreciate that!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! Good thoughts and picture.
Allison B.

KarenR said...

That is so true. I had never thought like that before. Praise God that He chooses to use us! When we do not except ourselves for who we are, we reject God's perfect plan and design.
He makes no mistakes!
Thanks for making us aware of that!

Margaret Braun said...


Claire said...

Another beautiful quote; another lovely picture. Thank you, Bethany, for so continually bringing inspiration to my day! Your posts are always such a good mediatation for me!

A Sister in Christ,

Sara N. Smith said...

What a wonderful reminder....thank you so much!
Praise God that He can use ordinary people to accomplish great and mighty things for His glory!

Anonymous said...

What a challenging quote. Thanks a lot! I just wanted to ask an unrelated question. What do you use you attachable flash specifically for? I was thinking about buying one and I wanted to know whether I would actuallt find it useful. Thanks.

The Ansons said...

This question is not really related to your post, but I had a request and was wondering if maybe you would even address it on your blog.
Picture development- How do you choose which pictures to print? Where do you develope your pictures? What is the best quality development you have used? Tips for choosing what to keep and what to cut.
I would love to hear any ideas you have on this. I think I finally worked through over 2000 pictures on our computer saving them to disk. But I am not sure if I should just take it to Walmart or if you have found a cheaper place.

Goldfish said...

I love that Bethany!! Especially that Scripture. And that quote? WOW! I recently looked up the word consecrated when I read it in I Chronicles, adds more meaning to it. THANKS so much!

Anonymous said...

Amen, and amen! So simple, but so PROFOUND! If we will just obey... God will guide and teach us. Thank you for the encouragement! You're such a blessing to ME! Oodles of huggin'! {smile}

Anonymous said...

Amen! That was just what I needed to read!
Thank you.
Ruth Knapp