February 2, 2012

And HE is Good. Always.

Security.
Where is it to be found?

In circumstances?
In things?
In money?
In friends?
In family?

All these things may fail us.

But, God never fails.
He never leaves us.
He is always with us.
He is always in complete
and Sovereign control.

And HE is Good.
Always.

Preaching these Truths
to ourselves day
after day.

Meditating.
Contemplating.
Living it out.

In the nitty gritty of
every day life
and living.

Regardless of how we feel.
Regardless.

What matters is what is true.
We ground ourselves in that.
Our moorings are in HIM.

"Feelings come and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God ~
Naught else is worth believing."
~ Martin Luther ~

In the midst of recent
trials and sorrows,
I continue to count.
I continue to praise.
By HIS Grace.

1571. The joys of the *every day* ~
God's mercies are new every morning

1572. In the midst of suffering
and pain, HIS grace is there

1573. The deep seated and comforting knowledge
that the LORD does all things well and
HE only gives what is best

1574. The blessings of routine ~
we continue on in HIS strength

1575. This little miss
who brings a smile to my face as
she does her school work.



1576. Simple lessons to brighten up our days



1577. The sweetest Language Lessons ever! :)



1578. Memories of this poem from
my childhood and sharing it with our children

1579. That I get to be a part of this
journey of learning with our children

1580. That there really are joys to
be found in the midst of life and living ~
How Gracious our Precious Saviour is!

My journal sits on my counter.

I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.

Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.

Enjoy the journey!

Many Blessings,
Camille

11 comments:

Treasures Evermore said...

Amen Camille...I have to re-read this again and again...such wisdom to glean.

Your daughter is SO cute.

Blessings,
Connie

Maryann said...

God is in complete control, he is sovereign...that is what helps my heart to rest. Praying for you Camille

Patty said...

What precious blessings. Keep counting.

Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

Amen!! WE look to God everyday. Focus our hearts above.
Our security comes because we do BELIEVE the enemy has been defeated through the cross of Calvary..

Blessings my friend,
Virginia

Camille said...

Dear Connie ~ How Gracious the LORD is with us, don't you think? Thank you for your kind and encouraging words! :)

Dear Maryann ~ How WONDERFUL the doctrine of Sovereignty is! Thank you SO much for praying....what a blessing! :)

Dear Patty ~ Thank you my friend. :)

Dear Virginia ~ How wonderful it is to belong to our Precious Saviour! Thank you for pointing my thoughts to HIM. :)

Blessings to you each one!
In HIS Love,
Camille

Sharon said...

Yes, Yes, and Yes!

Wonderful post Camille! I love that quote by Martin Luther feelings are just that feelings, not truth only He is truth. I love reading your blessings and that smile is adorable :)

Have a blessed weekend my friend!

Love,
Sharon

Tami said...

Dearest Camille: I LOVE your encouragement. Every time. I'm sorry you've walked through sorrows lately. Know that I am in prayer for you, friend. And that look on Emma's face...my GOODNESS! Sooo cute!!!
I'll simplify for the season again (likely a little early this weekend). But I'll still remain connected via email. So if there should be anything you need to share, please feel free to email me. If I don't hear from you, I pray to see you on the other side of Lent. Will post one more time before I "disconnect."
Blessings on you and your sweet family! May God pour out His peace on you in extra measure.
So much love,
Tami

Wanting What I Have said...

I always enjoy reading your lists. Thank you for being faithful to the Truth. Praying for you this morning.

Camille said...

Dear Sharon ~ Thank you for your sweet friendship and for your encouragement...you always bless my heart. :)

Dear Tami ~ How precious to my heart to know that you are praying...God is Good! I will miss you while you are offline...but, I DO understand! (You know that)! Have a wonderful, restful, peaceful time with your beautiful family. And thank you for your sweet offer of contacting you via email...that is a blessing to me. :)

Dear Jennifer ~ How LOVELY it is to hear from you my friend!! Thank you so much for your prayers...they are precious! :)

With Love,
Camille

PippaDavies said...

I love your faithful blessings you count Camille. Knowing that God has a far greater plan is always a comforting place to rest our weary heads when things get too hard on a daily basis. Know that you are LOVED dearly and sweetly. The good Lord won't let you suffer long, and I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings Pippa

Camille said...

Dear Pippa ~ Thank you SO much for your sweet encouragement! What a blessing to my heart. The LORD truly is wonderful to us...and HIS ways are perfect. What a comfort to rest in that knowledge. :)

Love,
Camille