Hope Rising

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


 This guy got a little too close for comfort, but made a great picture as he flew away. :)

Thankful for some time of reflection and prayer at the beach...couldn't get this verse off of my mind:

The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Psalm 37:23 (NLT)

Love this exposition on the verse (emphasis mine):
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. All his course of life is graciously ordained, and in lovingkindness all is fixed, settled, and maintained. No reckless fate, no fickle chance rules us; our every step is the subject of divine decree. He delighteth in his way. As parents are pleased with the tottering footsteps of their babes. All that concerns a saint is interesting to his heavenly Father. God loves to view the holy strivings of a soul pressing forward to the skies. In the trials and the joys of the faithful, Jesus has fellowship with them, and delights to be their sympathising companion."
~Charles Spurgeon in The Treasury of David

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