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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I watched her as she sat in the chair next to me. She was old, I heard her daughter say to the nurse that she was 91. She turned to look at me and smiled a small quiet smile.

My heart ached at the look of uncertainty in her eyes. It was also a look of "please be kind to me, I know I am old and sometimes repeat myself one thousand times a day. But I need love and compassion."

We have the choice in our lives to be kind. We also have the choice to turn what seems like devastation into a blessing. It all depends on our attitude.

I know alot of people don't want to hear that, but it is true. Attitude is a powerful determinate in how our lives will turn out.

There have been times when I have been so desperate. I did not know how I was going to make it through some of the situations I have lived through. But choosing to believe that everything happens for a divine reason, and trying my very best to have an attitude that "I will make it." Has helped me through this life. And having faith in God.

I have also taken scriptures out of the Bible that applied to my situation, and confessed them over my life. Words are the most powerful weapon in the world. The Lord formed the Earth by words. We have the power of life and death in our tongues. So be careful of what you confess over your life.
I am leaving you with some scriptures that I use often.

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your
heart,
And lean not on your own
understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge
Him.
And He shall direct your
paths.

Psalm 46:1
God is my refuge and strength, an ever- present help in trouble.

Proverbs 18:21
The power of life and death are in the tongue.

Psalm 119:10
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Luke 10:9
I have been given authority and power over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall in any way harm me.

If anyone is struggling right now, like I have for so long, over many issues, please be encouraged that God is there to help you. Reach out to people around you. Pray that God will send you someone to be your friend.

You are valuable and God does love you. You may not know why you are going through what you are going through, but just believe in Him who made you.
~Nita~

17 comments:

My Treasure Barn said...

What a beautiful post.
Your faith in God will see you through.
Hugs
Patti

Do you have a new address for John yet?

The Feathered Nest said...

You minister to so many Nita through your life and through your words. You remind us that the Lord is our strength....you are such a sweet woman ~ I wish you many, many blessings this Christmas and I pray your new year will be a wonderful one....xxoo, Dawn

Donna said...

Do you Really realise how helpful you are to others? Such a blessing you are....hug sweetheart.

red tin heart said...

Patti: Thank you.
I was gone all day yesterday with my sister at the doctor and have not been able to make a response to everyone's comments but I am going to get them all caught up tonight.
I always try to make a response back to every single person. I am also posting his address tonight. As I will be going again all day today. But Thanks to all for your lovely comments. They are so appreciated. I hope everyone has a beautiful day. xoxo Nita

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Nita,

You and John are in my prayers - may the Lord bless you and encourage you and fill your hearts with comfort and peace. Thank you, for being such a light and such an inspiration.

Hugs to you,
Dena

Michelle said...

What a beautiful post~I'm so glad I stopped by.

Michelle

Jeanne said...

I stopped by to check in on you and your post is so moving. I agree that attitude has a lot to do with how we live our lives. My 95 year old Aunt is testament to that. And so are you. Thanks for those Bible passages...very inspiring. You and John are in my thoughts during this Christmas season.

Carmen said...

Amen!

Shelley said...

Wonderful post, Nita ! You are a true blessing to many.Thanks for sharing his word.

God bless, Shelley

red tin heart said...

Dawn: did you know you always inspire me?
i wish i lived near you so we could have hot tea and talk. you seem like a wonderful person. have a great holiday. love nita.

red tin heart said...

donna: thank you. i needed to hear that.
donna you are a great friend. you always encourage me. love nita

red tin heart said...

dena: i am always inspired by you.
you make me want to be a better christian because of your life. love always, nita

red tin heart said...

michelle: thank you friend. xoxo nita

red tin heart said...

jeanne: you have been in my thoughts too. i am glad you liked the scriptures. love nita

red tin heart said...

carmen: thank you. xoxo nita

red tin heart said...

shelley: you are another person who makes me want to do better. your life is a real testament. have a happy holiday. love nita

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Thank you Nita...you are loved.
Pam

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