Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Survived by Love and Grace


















Sunday morning, August 22nd, 2010, GOD spoke loudly to me:

~The beauty of GOD's presence sweeps over me as I watch the waves tumble to the shore. I am enveloped in HIS presence. The white caps remind me of HIS cleansing power. He will "not" allow me to be overtaken or overpowered by life's storms.

~Hold your head high! Know to whom you belong!

~Tremble not in fear! I have set you apart, made you different. I will not allow you to be killed, emotionally, physically, or spiritually.

~HE promised "survival!"

~I survived being a Bowling!

~I made it to the other side.....

~I am stronger and wiser!

~I am very simply, me!

~I like the person God created me to be. I like me!

~I am a "survivor!"


"Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:1b-3a NLT

Survived by love and grace,

Andrea Bowling Perdue

43 comments:

Diane said...

God is God He can not lie. All of His promises will come true. :O)

Divine Mrs D said...

So beautiful!! I'm glad that you are doing so well.

I've been reading that scripture a lot lately...that He has called me by my name. How wonderful is that?

Crown of Beauty said...

Oh dear Andrea, the picture you posted is awesome! It stirs my heart to worship the great Creator God that we have! And your words ring with so much truth and conviction!

Have a great week ahead of you.

Love
Lidj

Together We Save said...

Amazing post... I am glad God created you to be a survivor.

Andrea said...

This post now has the song Isaiah 43 in my head... one of my faves! Thank you for sharing.
You are a blessing
Andrea

Wanda's Wings said...

Only God can give hope to the hopeless.

Maria I. Morgan said...

Beautiful picture, Andrea! Isn't it wonderful to know the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father?! God bless! :)

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

You have captured my favorite scripture in your post this morning. Sending happiness and joy filled thoughts your way today!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Claudia said...

so good when God speaks….he will not allow me to be overtaken or overpowered by life's storm….that spoke to me as well - so good to have a refuge to rely on in the storms of life...

Sonja said...

Beautiful post Andrea! Yes, you are created to be ANDREA, no one else. Thank God for His thumb print on each of our lives. He knew along who we would be.... I seek to be all He wants for my life.

Finally Free said...

You are truly a survivor and a blessing to many.....

Thanks for sharing. I just found out that there have been many break in's in my neighborhood. I was feeling a little afraid and then I read your post. Thanks, I claim this word for me, too. God will protect me.

Blessings,
Tammy

Jackie said...

Beautiful words from Heaven, Andrea!! And you quoted one of my most fav scriptures!!! The Lord spoke that scrip to me many years ago when I was in the pit of despair and with no hope of a future.......That scripture was the beginning of my deliverance and restoration!!! WE SERVE AN AWESOME GOD!!!

He is Faithful!!
Luv, Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Beth E. said...

Oh, Andrea, how I needed this reminder! Thank you so much for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. You are a blessing.

Blessings...

KathyB. said...

So true and such encouragement. Sometimes we cannot offer the hope and encouragement a needy person craves, but to point them to the ONE who can. Bless you and praise HIM~

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

happy to see you at farmhouse...
always good to see a friend

kary
xxx

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw honey I have missed you too. I so wish there were more time for my friends out here and more bytes from my silly verizon card. I just wish I had unlimited but maybe one day the country will catch up with the city.
Thanks sweetie for such a wonderful post...you always make me feel so much better when I get to visit.
Oh I did not know they were going swimming are I might have joined them. It would of been more fun than sitting on the sidelines. lol
Love ya
Maggie

Wanda said...

There's nothing like getting reassurance from the Father.

Karen said...

So thankful for this word from the Lord...and for sharing it with us...many blessings to you!

SmilingSally said...

Blessings, hugs, and prayers

blueviolet said...

So wonderful what God is and does for us!

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love that scripture. When we went white water rafting, the guide had that on the back of his life jacket. When you go THROUGH the waters, they will not overtake you. Glory to God!

thanks for being my sis,
Jen

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

By love and grace... I *love* that!! :)

Saleslady371 said...

It is important that we like ourselves. God's grace is so wonderful.

Lynda Young said...

I love those verses in particular. They have always spoken to me.

Blessings,
Lyn

COUNTRY MOM said...

Beautiful post my friend. Many Blessings,

Denise said...

Praise God that you are feeling so well, love you sis.

Just Be Real said...

Perfect timing Andrea. Thank you. Blessings.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Wonderful message/ poem Andrea(:)
I am blessed you came by an it brought me here this morn- always need some inspiration
I do I do..
oxox
Patty
ps- do you think it is a donkey , mule or what??

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Amen! Ge strong, be courageous...God is and we shall!

Holly said...

Andrea,

Great peace comes in knowing who you are in the Lord!

Great post and reveals "your heart"....

Hugs,

Holly

Janean said...

a huge amen from me!

sarah said...

and I am so thankful you survived....hugs to you - tons of hugs. ok...a few more hugs. ☺

Deb said...

You like you.

God likes you.

And so do I!

Sweet dreams.

Debby said...

Your always filled with inspiration.

Monique and Granny said...

So true! He is so faithful!

Nancy said...

I love the part where you say, "I will not allow you to be killed, emotionally, physically, or spiritually." That was a wow. Your picture is stunning!

dcbverse said...

"Grace upon grace" - that's said to be like the waves of the sea, constantly flowing towards us.

Nezzy said...

Amen sister! He carries us high on His shoulders when we're wadin' above the high water waders. He is our comfort and our peace. This was just beautiful and that picture...WOW!!!

God bless ya and have a wonderful evening sweetie!!!

quietspirit said...

Andrea:
I am drawn to the book of Isaiah. I especially like this verse. My verse for the year is Isaiah 41:10.
God will continue to bless you as He holds you close.

vanilla said...

Excellent, Andrea.

Blessings.

LisaShaw said...

Amen!!! Beautifully shared! Thanks Andrea for always reflecting CHRIST in what you write and that's clearly because HE is who you abide in! Praise the Lord!

Saying a prayer for you and your family this moment.

Love you!

Just Be Real said...

((((Andrea))))

Runner Mom said...

Wonderful words. And, I love this beautiful picture! So glad that you shared it.
Hugs!
susan