Happy New Year – My Toast for 2019

Special thanks to my good friend Shelli Dawdy for the best Happy New Year graphic of all times!

MY TOAST for 2019

The Lord is good; His mercy endureth to all generations.

May you walk in His ways; May you bring a smile to His face;

May you experience His love for you and extend His love to all you know!

Let’s do a new thing together and bring blessings to our land in the here and now.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them: Happy New Year — My Toast for 2019

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My exhortation for how to live comes from Micah 6

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?                Micah 6:8 (King James Version)

Sometimes we think that things are overwhelming and life is too complex and the problems are too big.  I learned this verse growing up as a song.  Don’t you love the way scripture set to music embeds in our memory and pops up exactly when we need it!  God has much to say to us in scripture about just weights and measures and how to treat our fellow man and it boils down to rather simply this:

DO JUSTLY

LOVE MERCY

WALK HUMBLY

Think about the order of the items with the action item on top.  Do justly or as we would say today ‘act justly’.  But in doing justice, have a heart for mercy.  While demanding justice, be ready to extend mercy appropriately or with sacrificial love and hope!  In the midst of acting justly and extending mercy, above all walk humbly.

Our great example in all of this is Our Father in heaven.  If He could risk it all for us by sending His own Son to die in our place do we really have any excuse for not doing the same.  What if by modeling justice and mercy and humility to others, I could effect positive change in my family, my church, my community, my city, my nation, and my world?

Worth a try don’t you think!  Did I forget to mention that we are going to need His help to do so?  Tis true and He is able to help us if we will but look to Him in all matters.  He wouldn’t have told us to do it and sent us a Savior if it wasn’t what He wanted us to know and do now would He!

May you walk humbly, love mercy and do justice as you model His great example before others.  I think you will see Him smile and feel His presence as you do so!

Blessings,

Sandie Crosnoe of  Finding Gems & Sharing Them 

Requesting Prayer and Assistance for Firefighters in Texas and Surrounding States

My tweet just now so you can see the map:

Active Texas and surrounding area fires on map — requesting prayer for all people in danger for guidance from God IJN http://ow.ly/1wHMs3

Clic on map to visit actual map site and refine your search options there.

Here is the tweet that gives a number you can call to assist (firefighters please):

@DaleDudley ANYONE in Central Texas that has fire fighting experience is strongly encouraged to call 512-978-1187. Please RT

Here is the facebook post that brought all this to my attention today:

REPOST: ATTENTION TEXAS AND SURROUNDING AREAS. WE NEED FIREMEN!!!! Begging for retired and any fireman to call number to help. We were short 25 fireman last night. Cannot contain town of Bastrop, 35 miles away. fire is 16 miles long, 6 miles wide, jumped Colorado river, evacuated entire town and also neighborhood called Steiner ranch of 5500* PLEASE EVERYONE REPOST EVEN IF NOT IN TEXAS SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS MAY BE. HELP!
Call 512-978-1187

Dear Heavenly Father,

We humbly beseech you to guide and direct your people to the place you would have them to be at the time you would have them to be there. We ask for mercy and guidance and direction from above. We ask forgiveness for our sins and eyes to see your path and ears to hear your voice on matters all — both great and small. Please send help to those in need. Please provide all that is needed for people to see your hand in the matter. We know that our times are in your hands and you rule and reign in the heavenlies. May it be so here on this planet in this time and space. Deliver us from darkness and help us in our time of need. We reach for you and call out your name which is above all names even now and as we go. Keep our feet firmly planted in your path in your will and in your way.

Please send rain where it is needed, when it is needed. Please heal our land as you heal our hearts as we turn to you in Jesus precious name we pray.

AMEN

II Chronicles 7:14

How to Live in 2010? Do Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly

Sandra Crosnoe - Finding Gems & Sharing Them

My exhortation for how to live in 2010 comes from Micah 6

Glass with a Mission (formerly http://www.glasswithamission.com)

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?                Micah 6:8 (King James Version)

Sometimes we think that things are overwhelming and life is too complex and the problems are too big.  I learned this verse growing up as a song.  Don’t you love the way scripture set to music embeds in our memory and pops up exactly when we need it!  God has much to say to us in scripture about just weights and measures and how to treat our fellow man and it boils down to rather simply this:

DO JUSTLY

LOVE MERCY

WALK HUMBLY

Think about the order of the items with the action item on top.  Do justly or as we would say today ‘act justly’.  But in doing justice, have a heart for mercy.  While demanding justice, be ready to extend mercy appropriately or with sacrificial love and hope!  In the midst of acting justly and extending mercy, above all walk humbly.

Our great example in all of this is Our Father in heaven.  If He could risk it all for us by sending His own Son to die in our place do we really have any excuse for not doing the same.  What if by modeling justice and mercy and humility to others, I could effect positive change in my family, my church, my community, my city, my nation, and my world?

Worth a try don’t you think!  Did I forget to mention that we are going to need His help to do so?  Tis true and He is able to help us if we will but look to Him in all matters.  He wouldn’t have told us to do it and sent us a Savior if it wasn’t what He wanted us to know and do now would He!

May you walk humbly, love mercy and do justice as you model His great example before others.  I think you will see Him smile and feel His presence as you do so!

Blessings,

Sandie


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