Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tidal Treasures















While away, GOD spoke a new thought into my being. While pondering the storms of life and the broken pieces left behind, HE said, " Tidal treasures grow and change us as the storms of life move in and out. Each storm brings new beginnings and new treasures!"

Immediately, I knew I was to:

~seek and find the new treasure
~embrace each new treasure
~cherish the treasures
~see the beauty found in the broken pieces
~share the treasure

"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be, also." Matthew 6:21 NAS

Embracing the storms and the treasures,

Andrea

*Thank you for your prayers. I am still struggling with allergies. I suffer year round, sometimes it becomes worse and this is one of those times. I am clinging to the LORD and hope this season of difficult breathing will soon pass.

41 comments:

RCUBEs said...

That's beautiful...to be reminded that there is a new treasure with every storm that comes into our lives. Trials to me are a refining process. After patience, after becoming strong, what's next? And I'm glad that He is there, the Treasure that is Most Valuable that comes during this refining process.

Keeping you in prayers sis. I am just feeling heavy [my sinuses]. Thank God I don't have very itchy eyes and they used to be swollen years ago. Lots of pollen here from many trees...I just keep taking the organic sinus pills. Take care.

Goose Hill Farm said...

What a comforting thought knowing that no matter what storm we are going through in our lives, that He will be there with us, showing us the beauty that can be found in each new wave!

Blessings~
Laura

Katia said...

Dear Andrea,

I agree with the storm that bring treasures, always looking into His heavenly treasures :)

About your allergies - My DD and DH suffer from many allergies, when it gets to the point of being very congested we use a method called "nose irrigation, have you tried it yet? It's not a sure, but it helps.
(((hugs))))
Katia

Denise said...

You continue to have my love and prayers.

Holly said...

" Tidal treasures grow and change us as the storms of life move in and out.

So true.... I love your writings! Such a way with words!

Praying for your healing Andrea!

Hugs,
Holly

He & Me + 3 said...

BEautiful. Yes, there is so much beauty to be found in every situation. I want to embrace the storms to because out of them brings growth and change.
Hugs,
mimi

Living, Loving @ Laughing said...

Thanks for the hospitality, I enjoyed the broadcast on blog talk radio about being impartial....have a blessed day , I will vist again!

Nel said...

Well said! Thanks for sharing! Hope you can find something to help with the allergies. I have some problems and am trying Zyrtec right now. At least when I wake up my face and eyes are not all puffy, so I think it is helping.

until next time... nel

Cathy said...

God is forever faithful!!

Jo said...

So sorry to hear you are suffering from allergies, sweet lady.

As usual, though, your blog serves as a message of hope and beauty.

I just wanted to thank you so much for visiting me on my SITS day.

You are one of life's treasures!

~Jo

Diana said...

Praying you feel better soon!

Lee Smith said...

I have allergies too. As much as I long for the warmer temperatures, I know what comes with it for my allergies and asthma. I pray you feel better soon. {{{{Hugs}}}}

Thank you for sharing that incredible verse too.

Blessings~

GrammyGoo said...

Andrea ~~
What a beautiful revelation the Lord gave you. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
Blessings, Ella

Terri Tiffany said...

I didn't realize you had bad allergies. I get there here in the spring but that's about it. I loved your thoughts today. Always lifts me up!

Rita said...

The storms, the struggles and the trials of life can be overwhelming at times, but He is always there. Hang in there.

Jennifer Haas said...

You areso great with words. I hope all is going better with you. Thanks for your continued support with commenting on my blog, I am been trying so hard to keep up with it.

Being Me said...

Hi Andrea, thank you for the beautiful words.

Please take care.

Praying for your health.


BM

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Sometimes I tend to forget that there are treasures in the midst of those storms. Thank you for the reminder.

Feel better soon.

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

Always grateful that God delights in us to provide us opportunities to seek out and discover new treasures.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

quietspirit said...

How true. A dear Christian lady once told a group of us "It is when we are in the valley that we are the most teachable."

Tracy said...

Wow - embracing the storms & the broken pieces they produce - that's a thought. I know what you mean about how the tide makes those jagged, broken pieces, into beautiful, smooth, jewel-like creations. May I let it be the same in our (my) lives.

sonja said...

What a sweet treasure He has blessed you with! I also love your expressions of what He is showing you, it's to the point, and we GET the point. God is usually not long winded when He is showing us something, rather He is direct and it is very clear.

Thanks Andrea!

Hugs!

Sonja

Finally Free said...

Thanks for sharing this Andrea...
So true...He makes beauty out of the ashes of our lives.

Blessings,
Tammy

Just Playin' said...

Thanks for sharing, Andrea. I love your insight....and I love the sea. Wish I were there right not. Hey, I could be in 5 hours!!!

Nancy said...

You bring up images of scouring the beach for tidal treasures, which I love, love to do.

Your post today was poetic, had new ideas, and was thought provoking all at once. Thank you.

Deborah Ann said...

Beautiful!

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Thank you Andrea. Praying for you to feel better.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So happy I came by here today Andrea this is very nice.
Hope your doing better and glad you stopped by to say hello.
When you have time and if you would like to please do a story for my new project I have going on my site and tell us about yourself.
Thanks
Maggie

Shadow said...

i'm sure glad i read this. thanks for passing your wisdoms along. so right. so right.

koralee said...

Again..such meaningful and powerful words...seek the treasure..it can be even found in pain and suffering. Wow. Love this..thank you. xoxo

Diana said...

Oh Andrea I do know how miserable those allergies can be, my youngest daughter suffer horribly from them. Just last month she had to have sinus surgery because of them. I will continue to keep you on my prayer list.
My treasure is my family! Love Di ♥

Saleslady371 said...

My favorite God thought was "finding the treasure in the broken pieces". Praying for your health.

Love,
Mary

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

That is so beautiful.

I left you an award on my blog.

Tami
www.heartsmakefamilies.com

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

Oh I know how miserable allergies can make one feel. I have them...mine is more like hay-fever...itchy eyes, sneezing, stuffy nose. I pray that the Lord will lift these maladies from you forever...that you will no longer have any allergies or asthma!

I love you dear friend and this post is beautiful just as is your heart.

"Tidal treasures grow and change us as the storms of life move in and out. Each storm brings new beginnings and new treasures!" I look forward to the new beginnings and new treasurers with Him by my side!

{{Big Hugs}}
Alleluaibelle

Jeanette Levellie said...

God is so gracious.

I love you, Andrea, and am praying for your healing,

Jen

Mommies-Miracles said...

Very beautiful post Andrea and I would also like to let you know that you will be our featured blog this month on A Young Single Moms Journey! Please hop on over and check it out!

Kristie said...

I hope you are having a beautiful weekend and the allergies aren't giving you too many troubles. Take care! :-)

Free in Christ said...

I pray you receive the healing of the Lord he has given you. Your healing is in your born again spirit right now. Receive it! The more I have realized this I have seen a supernatural healing of God take place in the area of allergies and asthma in my life. Remember He is not a respector of men. He has given it all already to everyone who believes in HIM.

Just a few months ago I was on prednisone, advair, albuterol and still suffering. Everytime I would take the inhaler I would say "thank you Lord for you have already healed me of this 2000 years ago". I would still take the meds and "speaK" to my lungs to line up with the healing and redemption of Christ. Everyday and everytime declaring His truth over me. His redemption over me that I have the healing in my body ALREADY!

I am down to barely using the inhalers at all. At night I get a bit wheezy and use one puff. My nose has been clearer than ever before in my life. It isn't stuffy at all. Seriously His Word is True and He is Faithful! PTL!! Oh, and I have been highly allergic to animals and added two new pets in my home who are very furry and shed. Nothing has bothered me. I praise the Lord for His love and healing.

I am a walking testimony of his redeeming and healing hand. Speak the word to the storm. Still use the meds if you have to and everytime you do say. "Thank you Lord you have healed me!" and "I release your healing power into my lungs and in my nose in Jesus name" LUngs obey the Lord because He has already healed you and redeemed you. Remember though, allow Him to give you words to speak and say. It isn't formulas that redeem us from all sickness, just revelation of His goodness and love and what He's already done for us!

Sending this to encourage you today!

Free in Christ

lisasmith said...

I love this!!! Seeking beauty in the storm...

I keep telling people, and I really mean it, that the ONLY thing bad right now in my life is the cancer...everything else is so good that I often feel chosen and very blessed to be in this position. I only pray I can take that lesson with me in "lesser" trials one day because treasure is there just waiting to be discovered!!

love you and storming the heavens for YOU today,
lisa xoxo

Patricia said...

I needed this message today. Thank you.

Blessings,
Patricia

Ozjane said...

It is amazing how when our lung capacity is affected that we realize how much we need them.
And also how much we need the breathe of the Holy Spirit to be alive in our being.
Pray that God will lift you above these allergies, will touch you with His powerful hand as He did to those He met on earth and heal in a manner you have not known before. I ask this in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ with whom no prayer in His name is unanswered.

Do you do breathing exercises.......?
After my lung collapse last year I had to do them...breath in and hold for 5 seconds and slowly breath out. I try and extend them to 15 secs and then after about 6 I was told to cough and I usually dislodge some phlegm.