Thursday, March 26, 2009

I Am A Kept Woman

Dear Blogging Friends,

Do words ever seem so far away that you just can't seem to reach them? Or do you ever have so many words in your mind and heart, there seems to be a war going on, so you just don't choose to write any of them? Well, that is how I've felt the past few weeks. You can tell it by reading my blog I'm sure. I'm not feeling bad about this; just felt like sharing I guess. Maybe these are the words I'm meant to share. I am usually such an upbeat, positive person. I find such joy in the simple things of life; most days I can hardly contain myself. I mean, if I let out what's inside, it could get embarrassing most days! Even though words escape me right now, seems like I've gotten some really good e-mails lately that I have enjoyed sharing with you. I hope you've been blessed by the meaning or lessons taught in these posts. I appreciate my friends for sending me these blessings! Gloria sent me the following. I felt like each woman could identify to at least one of these and it might bring some hope to you. I am a KEPT woman; what a blessed thought! I love Philippians 4:7: And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. I have been studying a couple of different subjects lately, so I'll get back to writing soon. Just bear with me and keep visiting me at Life By George. I sure appreciate you. ~Liesa

I Am A Kept Woman

You see, there were a few times when I thought I
would lose my mind, But GOD kept me sane.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose
mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 26:3

There were times when I thought I could go no longer,
But the LORD kept me moving.
And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places
whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land;
for I will not leave thee, until I have done that
which I have spoken to thee of. Genesis 28:15

At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I
felt had done me wrong, But the LORD kept my mouth shut.
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 13:3

Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough,
But GOD has helped me to keep the lights on,
the water on, the car paid, the house paid, etc..,
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up.
When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong!
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. I Peter 5:7
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

I could go on and on and on, but I'm sure you hear me!
I'm blessed to be 'kept.

I'm 'Kept' by the Love and Grace of God!


Anita said...

Hi Liesa,

I totally understand not posting. I have a list of posts that are floating in my head, but it has been so hard to put the thoughts into words. My heart has been so burdened for Stellan and his family this week that anything I have to say seems pointless. Know what I mean? So instead, I have been spending more time in prayer for that precious family. And trying to ponder all the things that the Lord is showing me through this time.

BECKY said...

Hi Friend,
What a precious post. I used to have a license plate on my car that said CHRIST IS THE ANSWER. It's just so true. No matter what the question...He is the answer.

Our struggles seem so silly when we have moments of illumination, and yet we often fall right back into a new set of struggles that we don't seem to know how to handle.

In His infinite mercy, He draws us to His bosom once again, and shows us the same truths, and reassures us of His presence and power in our situation. And He will continue to do so as many times as He has to in order for us to truly KNOW it.

What a great God. So perfectly loving imperfect, undeserving souls like me.

Such a wondrous thing!! Too deep to even begin to comprehend.

May you lay your head on His chest, and let Him be your blessed assurance, and the supplier of all your needs!

Hugs and blessings, Liesa,

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful post! I have never thought of the circumstances in my life the way you put it!!! I especially love the one about how the Lord kept my mouth shut. I am learning this one...Hope everything is okay and you will be blessed today for blessing us!!!

Roan said...

Hey Liesa,
I am still praying for you and your family daily. You are still an encouragment to us all. I understand your "silence". I hope to see you soon. Call me if you need to talk or want to visit.

Mrs. C said...

Is. 26:3 is one of my favorite verses. Just keep on trusting Jesus! :)

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Praying that the Lord will be near to you right now.

GraceFromHim said...

Funny, this verse is the verse I have been meditating on. God is so good. I went a long while w/o posting just because I had a really difficult couple of weeks. I am learning so much through this process I am just trying to get out of it what God would want me to. I think by sharing our trials perhaps it can speak to someone else. However, it is hard to be transparent.

Anyhow, Missed your blog while being MIA