Thursday, February 24, 2011

In His Thoughts

A few years back, my Mom bought me this small book (60 pgs in all) and sent it to me. It is called "Discovering God's Purpose for Your Life" by Beth Moore. I pulled it out and began to read it again this week. Like all of Beth's stuff, it is filled with some great insight into God's Word that we can apply to everyday life.

This morning, I really felt the need to spend some time with my dear friend, Beth Moore. I just really needed to hear her sweet southern twang. I decided to do a little search on YouTube. Guess what? I found a short 30 minute study called "God's Purpose for your Life." It was awesome! Just the words I needed when I needed to hear them most.

Beth read the familiar words of Jeremiah 29:11, but she read them from the King James Version. It says "For I know the thoughts I think toward you, declares the LORD." Wow. I am in God's thoughts. Not only that, but Beth showed that through the translation of the word "thoughts", it implies the Maker doing an artistic and creative work. A creative work in me.

I can't begin to tell you how important that was to me today.

I confess that lately, I've had my suspicions that God has forgotten all about me. I've been in a desert place for the last few years, and I struggle daily with figuring out what my purpose is in this place. Today, Beth reminded me that if I don't cooperate with Him in the midst of this pain, then I will live it out in vain. I may not fully understand the purpose until I'm on the other side of it. But today, it brought me great comfort to know that I am in my Maker's thoughts. Perhaps I'll find my purpose after all.

Today's Splitcoast Challenge was to use grey as the neutral color in a card. Ugh. Grey is all I see these days. Grey skies, grey mood, grey thoughts. But I added a little sunshine yellow to remind me that spring, indeed will come.

{recipe: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Basic Gray cardstock and papers, Crushed curry cardstock, vellum, crushed curry polka ribbon, flower punch, word window punch, all from Stampin' Up}

Hold onto the hope, friends!


  1. You are in my thoughts too...and I pray for you every day! I love you rosebud.

  2. I love grey as the neutral color and with yellow....fabulous. Your layout is great!