Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Beautiful Refuge.......

~  Beautiful Images from Lonny Magazine ~

How often in conflict, when pressed by the foe,
I have fled to my Refuge and breathed out my woe;
How often, when trials like sea-billows roll,
have I hidden in THEE, O Thou Rock of my soul.
From the Hymn...".Hiding in Thee"

What a gracious and powerful blessing as Believers we can know when we come to a place of trust and refuge in our God.  We can turn to Him in times of trial or times of need.  Where do you go first in times of need or even in times of great joy?  Where do you seek your shelter?  God has promised to be both shelter, offering protection, and shadow, offering refreshment.  He offers to be our dwelling-place and makes us His protected guests, safe, because it is His desire to make us safe. "For my eyes are turned toward Thee, O God, the Lord: In Thee I take refuge." Psalm 141:8  When we turn to the shelter that He offers, we are enclosed in a haven or sanctuary, a place where one may go for help, relief, or escape.  A place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God.  He truly offers us that peace and quiet rest each day.  Rest is important in our lives.  Most of us are not given the amount of hours in our day to accomplish all of our tasks or the needs of our families, especially if you are a young mother or work outside of your home.  Allow me to encourage you to try and find the time for even a little rest from ordinary tasks.  Not to long ago, Sundays were considered a day of rest and worship and afternoons at home in our own shelter!  Sometimes, we have to deliberately rearrange so that we can claim that rest and time needed to refresh!  

I hope you will enjoy the beautiful ideas that someone sent me....someone very special!  These ideas came from Lonny Magazine....... its pages are new to me but I LOVED the ideas and the softness that fills the bedrooms....a place of rest after a day of labor whether we work from home or outside the walls of our homes.  I leave you with a beautiful thought and promise  from Jesus found in Matthew 11:28~30  "Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your soul.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."  Amen!

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