Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Image courtesy:
John William Waterhouse

A few weeks back I dropped by my friend Fairmaiden's blog, Sea Cottage, and she had posted a quote from a book she was reading entitled "Come away my Beloved." It simply took my breath away. So, I went online and bought a few of the Authors books including a 365 day one minute devotional. I thought I would share one of the days thoughts with you.

As Rains of Refreshing
from "Come Away my Beloved"

Do not be anxious concerning tomorrow.
You shall encounter nothing of which I am not already aware.
my mercy is concealed within every storm cloud.
My grace flows beneath every crosscurrent.
The storm is not a thing to fear but rather to welcome.
As soon as you have made the discovery
that in the time of stress and strain
you have the clearest revelations of Myself,
you will learn to head into the wind with sheer delight.

"From 365 One-Minute Meditations from Come Away My Beloved,
published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by Permission.

I love the imagery that within every storm, if we choose to see, there's a blessing waiting for us and it's during those times that we see Him more clearly.

Oh, the Author is Frances J. Roberts.


ellen b. said...

Your post really could go hand in hand with my friend Kathy B.'s post today about showers. You should click over and read it. Her blog link is in my sidebar under Count it all Joy...
I enjoyed this reading...
Hope your day is going well.

Andrea said...

Very beautiful. It's very appropriate now, for so many people are going through dark times. I've heard that Frances Roberts is a wonderful author. God bless.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a beautiful verse. Mercy and grace are wonderful gifts.

Anonymous said...

Hello Cori G. This is Kathy b. I too know of you through Ellens blog. I've read many of your comments too.
I have Come Away My Beloved, and I appreciated what you shared today.

"Do not be anxious concerning tomorrow.You shall encounter nothing of which I am not already aware." That was an especially precious reminder for me. Thanks for the encouragement in this.

Thanks too for stopping by.

Becky said...

Heading into a storm with a smile on my face....now that is a precious thought. I have that book. I need to dig it out again.
Thank you for your words of encouragement.

Sara said...

This is lovely. I have not see this author but now I'm interested. Thank you for sharing.

fairmaiden said...

I've been away from blogland this week. I see you got the book! I just love this, what you shared, makes me want to get that book too! Anything to do with rain gets my attention. My heart sings, "let it rain, Lord."