Friday, April 13, 2007

Picture worth 1000 words!

It has been a while since I've posted
to this blog.
It is sometimes hard to come up with what words to say , especially when You don't know how to describe what You are going through.

I Love that pictures can say so much!

Teena I love that You've joined the blog. You are so talented and I Love the photos You take....they really do say "Beauty"!

This Photo is a comforting one to me at this time were I need reminding of Gods Promises!

There is an Awe I feel when seeing rainbows! It brings me back to were I need to focus. It helps me lay down heavy burdens and pick up the Hope of the bright future. The future God Has in store for those he Loves!

I remember back in England when Jon was preaching one night. There was something that he quoted that has stuck with me. It went something like; "To Look within is to be depressed, to look around is to be distressed, But to look up (to God ) is to be Blessed!"

It has been a reminder to me to shift my focus when I am feeling down. There truely is a battle field that goes on in the mind!....But Praise God for He has made a way for us to walk into Freedom and Joy!

This Scripture encouraged me today:

Isaiah 43: 18,19
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not percieve it?
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."

The fact is I have allowed myself to focus on the wrong things and therefore do not "percieve" the new things God wants to do. I am asking for Gods New Revalation of His Promises for today and the future....Now I feel Hope rising up!!!!

This Picture is a reminder of Renewed Hope in Gods Promises!

Anyone recognise its location?


Jen said...

Welcome Back Tamar...I've missed you.
I love these reminders of the midst, and right after a storm. Bless you as you pursue Him and His better way.

Word of unasked advice...
Stay connected even in the tough stuff...It won't seem as dark for as long a time. Who knows what God may use to bring you your next rainbow of hope!

Bless you, and I am looking forward to TEA Wednesday!


Amy said...

If you haven't already read my post on "God keeps his promises" you should. Hannah absolutely loves rainbows as well.
God bless you.

Tamar said...

I just went and read the Post You told me about....
That was so Amazing about Hannah and her creative coloring...What an Amazing Girl! God must just Love the way she thinks!
"Bless her Cotton Socks!"
(as the Brits would say!)

Tamar said...

Thanks Jen!
Looking forwards to a Tea as well!
And this time we'll be in better surroundings! :)

Holly said...

Welcome back! (I was checking almost each day and disapointed not to see anything.) I caught a glimpse of you at Starbucks today...hope you had fun with the girls?!

Tamatha said...

It sure is a beautiful picture! Where was it taken?

Tamar said...

Hi Tammy,
The picture was taken from the balcony at Sid and Cheryl's new place in Kelowna. If You see above the view through their window has a row of tall trees were the rainbow touched down. I really enjoyed my visit there last spring. It really is a Beautiful Place! It was so great to see them again and be in such Lovely surroundings!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh yes! I know where the photo comes from! The view from here!!!

Hey can you email me all the shots you took when you visited here?? I don't seem to have them.

I was just thinking about this rainbow shot the other day. You know it rarely rains here in Kelowna, so to be able to capture a rainbow while you were visiting was an extra special gift from God.

I love what you wrote about, and what Jon said. Thatta way to write. Speak of the things that you know to be true, focusing on what He is saying. It is meditation that will bear bushels of good fruit.

Love you