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ID-10032011Where did I see God today? It was in the eyes of several women.

I saw Him dancing in the eyes of an elderly woman who still loves life, even though she limps with a cane. She puts others ahead of herself in conversations, in deeds, and in her prayers.

I saw God in another woman who is in her second year of widowhood.Her shoulders aligned a bit straighter. Her mannerisms appeared more settled and relaxed, and laughter glistened in her eyes. Being a widow myself, it is always good to see another who has scaled the steep walls of the grave’s grief and is now basking above in the sunshine of God’s care.

And I saw God in the eyes of a dear friend and her husband who went through a horrendous car accident and spent weeks in recovery. My heart warmed as they exchanged the glances of a deeply committed love while playing with their grandchild.

Finally I saw My Lord in the smiles of a single mom who has finally learned if you place Christ first in your life, then all else will fall into place- kids, finances, even loneliness in the middle of the night.

All very different women. Yet all have one thing in common- a blossomed faith that has enabled them to overcome the circumstances life has dealt them. All, like me, had been weak but are now strong in Christ because they chose to yoke to Him and have let Him carry their burdens.

Knowing of their pasts, as I witness each stroll the path God had given them with joy in their faces and peace in their countenance, it has strengthened my walk with Him as well.

Where do I see God? At work in these women whom I cherish. I thank Him for letting our paths intersect.

When faced with a ID-10031659challenge in your life, which path will you choose? The one in which you try to handle it on your own, or the ones these wise women took?

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for You are God My Savior and my hope is in You all day long.   Psalm 24:4-5

 

 

 

 

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I received this in my email in box from a dear friend who is a faithful prayer warrior and eloquent wordsmith. May it touch your heart as it did mine.

 

 Talking with friends this week, I was touched by the numerous challenges so many of us are facing.   These challenges are the same that have faced God’s people for centuries, and throughout time, He has been and continues to be our strength and Redeemer.

I offer this paraphrase of Psalm 25 as a prayer for each of us and those for whom we pray.
 
To You, O Lord, we lift up our souls
O, our God, in You we trust
Make us know Your ways
O Lord, teach us Your paths.
Lead us in Your truth and teach us,
For You are the God of our salvation;
For You we wait all the day,
Remember, O Lord, Your compassion
And Your loving kindness
For they have been from old.
In the name of Jesus, we pray.
Pam Plummer
Fort Worth TX

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