September 17, 2012

Our Chief End

These days cannot be repeated.
Really. That's it, isn't it?

Our chief end.

Is that what we are doing?
Are we bringing HIM glory?
Do we live as though HE is our chief end.
Our all in all?

There are times when I haven't.

But, by God's grace I can give HIM thanks.
And, truly all is from HIS hand.
And, we are in Good Hands.

What a blessing!

Seeking today to remember all HIS tender mercies.
All HIS wonderful blessings.
Through trying times and joy-filled times.
Through times of sorrow and of triumph.

Always praise.
By HIS Grace alone.

1756. Joy-filled beach walk moments
(from awhile back)

1757. Joy-filled family times
(once again...from awhile back)

1758. Emma's Emily cared for lovingly ~

1759. Homemade treats by Fraser and Emma ~
without any help from Mummy!

1760. They were edible and yummy....

1761. These two took it upon themselves
to make waffles for brunch one Saturday morning...
what a treat!

1762. They were good too! :)

I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.
But, always by HIS Grace.

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

**First three images in this post courtesy
of Calvin ~ Thank you my love! XO

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful blessings to number, Camille. Love the spirit of your children in desiring to be a "help" to their Mum. Their waffles looked so yummy...and like your little teapot I saw in the background. The temps are turning cooler here now, so I need to put mine out on the counter also! :-) Have a wonderful remainder of the week, my friend.

Misty said...

Yes-Praise God! He has blessed us greatly. I am so thankful for Salvation :)and all of His many blessings~Prayers for you and your family~Hope you have a wonderful week!

Unknown said...

"Man's chief end is to glorify God
and to enjoy HIM forever."

YES! What a great reminder for me today...blew it just a bit ago with my kids....definitely didn't glorify God in that moment. Thankfully I know He is forgiving! He wipes my heart clean and I get to start again, aiming for glorifying Him instead of giving into my flesh.

Nadine said...

Wonderful blessings to be thankful for!


Patty said...

May our days be filled with many blessings from the Lord all glorifying and honoring to Him! Have a great day, Camille.

Maryann said...

You are so right Camille."mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever" Oh that I would be more eternity focused as I lived out each day.
Loved that your children made waffles on their own, so sweet, enjoy these days

Camille said...

Dear Dianna ~ Thank you for your encouraging words, as always, my friend. It's lovely to hear from you. :)

Dear Misty ~ Thank you for stopping by...I couldn't agree with you more...Salvation is something to be SO thankful for! The LORD is so good to us, isn't HE? Thank you for praying for us...what a blessing! :)

Dear Jenn ~ I hear you my friend...I really do! How wonderful it is that we have the LORD to turn to over and over and over again...and how precious it is that HE promises to forgive us! I am so thankful for HIS love and mercy!! May HE bless you each day. :)

Dear Nadine ~ Indeed...the LORD is to be praised! Thank you for stopping by my's always a blessing to hear from you. :)

Dear Patty ~ Yes, may we always bring HIM glory and honour...HE is worthy! Blessings to you my friend! :)

Dear Maryann ~ Thank you for your sweet encouragement...may the LORD help us all to stop and consider HIM each moment of each day. How blessed we are to belong to HIM! :)

Many Blessings to you each one!
In HIS Love,

Sandy said...

What a sweet and peace-filled place you have here, Camille. Your children are lovely and I see in reading on that your Austin has been experiencing problems with his heart. I prayed for him and that our wonderful Lord would be glorified in his complete recovery. I love the encouraging words you've shared here today.

Sandy said...

Oh, and yes, we do have a dear one in common, that being Trisha. Love, love, love her and all of her "littles"!

Camille said...

Dear Sandy ~ Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and for your sweet and encouraging words! It's been a blessing to know you already. :) Yes, indeed...the LORD is to be praised and glorified...may HE use us as HE sees fit!

Blessings to you!