Sunday, March 27, 2011

Life's Ridges














Life's ridges in the sand our lives unfolds as we embrace the twists and turns. If we allow, uncertainty and fear of the unknown may plague us. In time, we are often able to see the beauty in the ridges and crevasses of our lives. Embrace the unknown with eager expectation waiting for a glimpse of GODS beauty within those hollowed out places. Do NOT allow depression to fill those places, but rather be filled with the presence of the one who loves you most, Jesus!

"How lovely are Your dwelling places,O LORD of hosts!" Psalm 84:1 NAS

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,
Andrea

27 comments:

Renee said...

Beautiful reminder to us to not let those crevices, those places worn by trials to be filled with anything but God's love and grace. Bless you this day.

Rita said...

What a wonderful reminder for today. So often we let the trials of life fill us with things that are not good, but by letting Him fill us we can go to the top of the mountain. I wish I could give you a big hug today, so since I can't take one from afar! I hope your week is on the mountain top!

RCUBEs said...

Can't imagine the pressure that created those crevices. But what beauty after! Through our trials, may those things that have eternal values remain...God bless you sister.

Buttercup said...

I need to fill empty spaces with G-d. Thanks for your wisdom, as ever! Prayers for Mary Grace and Kailly. Keeping all of you in my heart. Hugs and prayers!

Cathy said...

A beautiful post, Dear ~ Praying for you ~

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

This is great reminder to allow our "emptiness" to be filled with God's Spirit, rather than earthly things.

Thank you.

God Whispers said...

As always Andrea, I do not leave your blog without being encouraged. Thank you. Blessings.

Andrea said...

Needed that today! Thank you for sharing Andrea! :)
Blessings
Andrea

Laura said...

So true, Andrea. Love to you, friend. Hugs and prayers sent your way.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

so soothing Andrea - thank you!

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

It is much better to embrace the unknown than fear it. God holds our futures, so I truly believe that there is no better way to approach the future, the unknown, than to embrace it.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Great reminder, Andrea! Thank you.
Blessings to you!

~ linda said...

I haven't been so good at embracing those twists and turns lately, Andrea. Thank you for such a timely word and one I feel is a godly-nudge!
Thanks for visiting today.
May your day be filled with the beauty of God's spring in Virginia, ~ linda

Nancy said...

What an interesting picture, and I love your insight on this post. Blessings.

quietspirit said...

When we are in those crevices, we have to remember we are not alone; Jesus is with us.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I love the ridges. They make for a toe-hold or a hand-grip. Sometimes the best climbs are had because of them.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Tammi said...

Oooh.. This is "Mmmmm, good!" I'm embracing the unknown, as I'm being embraced by the Father. And the great part is, He knows all things, so the "unknown" to me, is NOT Unknown to Him. . .and since He's got me, AND the unknown in His hand, I got a feeling I'm gonna be A-Ok! :) Thanks!!!!
Big hugs!
Embracing as I'm embraced,
tammi

Marydon said...

RUN! over to Sherry's
Hugs & love,
Marydon

Terri Tiffany said...

I love this analogy and will think on it today:)

vanilla said...

Blessings.

lisasmith said...

Embrace the unknown with eager expectation waiting for a glimpse of GODS beauty within those hollowed out places.

That is the lesson God has for me here... To view my empty places as God's dwelling places instead of my own weaknesses, shortcomings and depressed places.

Thank you Andrea. God uses you more than you'll ever know.

Storming the heavens with you,
lisa

Crown of Beauty said...

Andrea,
I truly enjoyed my brief time here with your timely post.

Thank you for your sensitivity.

I loved this and am writing it on my journal today:

Embrace the unknown with eager expectation waiting for a glimpse of GODS beauty within those hollowed out places.

Love
Lidj

sarah said...

this is so beautiful....His art work is the best....and the neat thing...He made it all for us to enjoy. Hugs to you.....

Sharon Kirby said...

A perfect word at a perfect time in my life. I loved the photo - because only a river could carve those ridges. That's what I'm holding on to - the Living Water that is shaping and molding me - and filling up the hollow places.

GOD BLESS!

Connie Arnold said...

Beautiful thought, Andrea. Thanks for sharing the inspiration and encouragement.

David C Brown said...

I love these patterns in the sand - but I'll look at them freshly next time! The deeps and ridges are forming us for what will appear eternally.

Aine Willis said...

My husband and I are facing a 'hollowed out place" ... he's being laid off from work. I'm going to look at it as you said ... 'waiting for glimpse of Gods beauty". :)