Monday, February 15, 2010

Equipped
















Above, you will see where Mr. Beaver severed wood with his teeth to build his new home/neighborhood. GOD gives the beaver the tools to build his home and his damn/neighborhood. God gives us the tools to build HIS kingdom. God always equips us!

"Through the word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us." 2 Timothy 3:117 The Message

Embrace your calling and know GOD will give you all you need to be all HE created you to be.

Equipped,

Andrea

45 comments:

Pet said...

This us such an on time word for me. Thank you.
Blessings!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

For some reason I just knew I should come by your site before I start my chores outside today.
Now I know why
Love
Maggie

Claudia Medeiros said...

Thank you so much for sharing such wise words, Andrea :) You warm our souls !

Have a blessed and sweet week :)
xoxoxo

sarah said...

this really spoke to me. Sometimes I feel discouraged and then remember..wait...He's doing the work. I just need to trust and follow Him. hugs to you.

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

I love the simplicity of this beautiful post. Too often we are looking for these big, larger than life gifts, when it's those things we do that are effortless, that are the true gifts we are meant to use for His kingdom.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Just Breathe said...

Wow, that is really amazing. He takes care of all!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

You always seem to know exactly what I need to hear. He is amazing.

Marydon Ford said...

G'day Andrea ~ You know how to bring it smack up front ... God blessed me twice ... once with Himself & the other with my husband.

Love the beaver write, too.

Have a lovely week ~
Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon
www.blushingroseboutique.com

Audrinna said...

YOU HAVE SOMETHING ON MY BLOG, MY FRIEND

RCUBEs said...

May we be obedient to His calling. When we do, He always equips us! Glory to God! Take care sister. Have a great week!

Graceful said...

Hi Andrea,
I always love your insights!

I wanted to let you know that I am scaling back dramatically on social media during Lent -- I have a blog commenting/tweeting, etc. addiction, and it's gotten out of control! So I am going to take a hiatus -- not from writing my own blog...mainly just from bopping around and commenting on so many other ones! But I wanted you to know so you didn't think I was being intentionally ungrateful in not returning the blog comment favor! I hope you understand!

Christine said...

Bless you!

Divine Mrs D said...

Thank you :) Blessings!

Beth E. said...

Yes, He certainly does, Andrea! It's up to us to USE the tools He gives us...so often, we try to do things under our own power.

Thanking God for you, friend. A powerful message at just the right time.

Blessings,
Beth

LisaShaw said...

Amen and Amen! Thanks for sharing Andrea. Beautifully said and great photo! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!

Just Be Real said...

Hits the spot Andrea. Blessings dear.... b/t/w that Neil Diamond song is pretty awesome.

Faith Imagined said...

I definitely need to read this today! Thanks for the encouragement!!! And another great picture!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

blessings to you, Andrea

good to see you at Farmhouse

best,
kary

Tracy said...

I'm so grateful that it's not about my talents or goodness but about His desires and equipping.

Denise said...

God is amazingly awesome.

Kelly Combs said...

He equips those he calls for certain!

Auntie Cake said...

Wonderful!
KAte

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Amen! Those He calls, He equips! What an awesome God!!!
Wylie

vanilla said...

Good sermon, Andrea.
Blessings.

He & Me + 3 said...

I am so glad for that. My dad just spoke about this in his sermon on Sunday.

Goose Hill Farm said...

If we are obedient to Him, He will give us all the tools we need!

Blessings~
Laura

Rachel Follett said...

Well said!

bluecottonmemory said...

Have you been living in my mind? Last year, God said, "Go." So, my husband, 4 of 5 sons (one married before we left), and I went . . . all the way back to my husband's hometown. We hadn't lived there in almost 2 decades. It's not a warm fuzzy town. Not particularly pretty or community-oriented. I've often likened this journey to the children of Israel who were so happy to go when God called but got irritable in the desert. I have not lost faith. It's uncomfortable in this desert part of our journey - but you hit on what I have been struggling with:
"Embrace your calling and know GOD will give you all you need to be all HE created you to be."

It's hard to embrace when you're uncomfortable, homesick, missing the people who made you laugh - but like you said, God equipped us for this, prepared us for this mission field.

Thank you for sharing your message! I am going to put that quote on my fridge!

blueviolet said...

Wonderful words to wake up to this morning!

Charlotte said...

We are all just beavers trying to doing our best.

I thank God that you have embrace your calling and certainly know GOD will!

Blessings dear friend,
Charlotte

Kwana said...

Thank you for your words. Beautiful.

Finally Free said...

On the way to embracing all that God has given me to do....

Blessings,
Tammy

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks, Andrea, I needed to hear this today. I tend to base my feelings way too much on my accomplishments, rather than HIS equipping of me by His Spirit. He's even told me, "you are trying too hard."

Love you, dear sis,
Jen
Audience of ONE

Chester said...

Short, sweet and to the point. Thanks for the reminder it's about what HE wants me to do and not what I want to do.

Chester's Mom ;0=)

Crown of Beauty said...

That the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work!

This Scripture passage is so special, and how you posted the picture of the branches cut up by Mr. Beaver for his home is so appropriate for your subject for this entry!

Embrace your calling! I love those words.

This is such an inspiration to me today.

Love
Lidj

Nancy said...

I love stories and pictures of how God equips nature. It is a great comfort to know He equips me for my tasks. Great word for today.

Debra Kaye said...

That's our God...equipping His saints! Loved this post!

Love ya!

Catherine Anne said...

Thank you for this. Blessings Catherine

Barbara said...

You are so right....He has a plan and it is far above what we could think...look at what a few beavers can accomplish! Its what they were created for.....Loved the post!

Cathy said...

So true Andrea.

Nana Jul said...

Andrea,
Wow girl! What a timely word! Embrace your calling!
Thank you girlfriend!!
Love,
Julie

Edie said...

Adonai, He always equips His servant for the task He gives.

Deborah said...

Hi,
I love this! You have such a good way of putting words! EQUIPPED! Love this!!!
xxoo
Deborah

Rita said...

And He always knows just what we need!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Am still praying for you all -that little baby is precious -love the picture today..(:) hugs,Patty