Psalm 107

Practicing patience
Eliminating worry
Actively trusting
Cultivating contentment
Establishing rest

Give me the peace that passes understanding.

Psalm 106

Give me patience, O Lord!
My flesh does not wait for you,
it wants what it wants now.
It pummels me with disappointment,
with hurt and with sorrow.
Subdue my flesh,
let me submit to your Spirit.
Let me not forget
the myriad gifts of favor you have bestowed.
Make me ever thankful.
always full of praise at all times.
And may my memory of gratefulness

teach me to wait for you gladly.

Liebster Award

I received a unique award from Pursuit of Titus 2. She has a wonderful testimony--go to her blog and read it!

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers, in the spirit of fostering new connections. Liebster is a German word that means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’, but can also mean ‘favorite’. The idea of the award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. (see note) The Award comes with a few rules.

You’re supposed to:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. Post the award on your blog.

4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.

5. Hope your recipients pass the award to their 5 favorite blogs to keep the love flowing.

So, here are the blogs I have chosen for this award:

Positive Paragraphs from a Perpetual postPessimist--written by my closest friend who is seeking to truly live for God, even through obstacles and imperfections.

Amanda Johnston--my awesome friend, a published writer and someone whose thoughts and writing are profound.

God's Gift of "Grace--Every time Natalie posts I am encouraged in my Christian walk--This woman makes me want to be a better woman of God every day!

Another Day Stronger--I am continually drawn back to Kellie's blog because she is so real! She is walking a tough road and clinging to God every step of the way and she doesn't hide her struggles from her readers.

Witticisms--I don't scrapbook or make paper crafts at all, but Jessica is just so talented, I always go there to see what she has made next!

Psalm 105

Lord, change my heart!

I want to be closer to you,
go deeper with you,
pray further with you.
I want you to be made manifest
in my actions and words,
in my mouth and my hands.
I want impatience to flee,
anger to cool,
and fear to become trust.
I want to be covered with you,
not only knowing,
but living the death of sin.
I want your Spirit to fill me,
night and day,
sunrise to sunset.

Lord, rule my heart!