Saturday, September 26, 2009


I hope that you will take the time to read this post and leave me a comment.
I am so glad that I found this Spiritual Sunday blog at last weekend, and glad that it has already begun for this weekend. The 2 posts that I have already read were needed today, and spoke to me.
So today, I am posting my Psalm Saturday with Collette at and linking up with all of the other bloggers who are sharing inspiration for Spiritual Sunday.
Like I said last week, I want to be the best Christian that I can be every day, but I'm often not. I do whole heartedly agree with the creators of the Spiritual Sunday blog, and all of the others, that it is great to join in on this and read others' thoughts to encourage us for the rest of the week.
It is just great to have the weekend to "re-group"!
If you read the Journey monthly dovotional for women, you probably read Cindi Wood's devotion today about Developing Godly Habits. She gave a list that has helped her develop the habit of spending time with God. It reminded me of the acrostic to use when praying, that I read in Beth Moore's prayer journal book, Whispers of Hope, many years ago.
Cindi Wood's first suggestion, that she does to begin her morning time with the Lord is to pray Psalm 143:8: "Cause me to hear Your loving kinkness in morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You." (AMP)
Next she says she spends time thanking Him, often, mentally going through the previous day, thanking Him for being in every specific detail of the day.
Then, she offers Him a repentant heart, seeking forgiveness for specific sins and for missing the mark of holiness in certain thoughts and behaviors.
Then, she says, she "welcomes the present day of ministry." That is a wonderful way to consider the day before us !
I loved Sue's post for Spiritual Sunday, about how she communes with God.
Charlotte's post, entitled "Where have all the Christians gone" is very thought provoking and encouraging in a way that it encourages us to continue to try to be Salt and Light to this world.
I am encouraged my 16 year old son has a very strong Christian walk with His Lord, and that he "walks the walk" at school, with his football team, and every where he goes. I am praying for him as he is preparing to go on a mission trip next summer.
I am encouraged that our daughter is very happy attending a Christian college and that she is strong in her Christian principles and in all of her relationships. She is studying to be a Christian counselor.
I am encouraged that my oldest son is a Christian husband, Daddy, teacher and coach. He is keeping God at the center of all he does. He shows his family, students and players that he cares about them.
I am encouraged that God is using me in the lives of high school girls to facilitate Vicki Courtney's Bible Study, His Girl. The girls that are in the group are already strong Christians, but they related very much to today's session, "My Crazy Life". I am thankful for them and for this study.
Psalm 119: 9-16 NIV
How can a young man (young woman, old man, old woman) keep his way pure?
By living according to Your word.
I seek you with all my heart, do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Praise be to You, O Lord,
teach me Your decrees.
With my lips, I recount all the laws that come from Your mouth,
I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways,
I delight in Your decrees, I will not neglect Your word.
I hope you will join in on Spiritual Sunday! Have a blessed week!


  1. Hi Sandy,
    Thank you for your post and all the scripture you have shared. At the end of a busy week it is good to 'regroup' and come together under His banner of love. Thank you for your visit too. Have a beautiful Sunday.


  2. Sandy,
    This is such a great post, so much meat for me to savor today and in the upcoming week. I too enjoy reading other post on SS I have gleaned so much from each and every one, though I took a break this summer because of family needs. Charlotte and Ginger have done such a great job in bringing fellow believer together. I am so pleased that you have decided to join and I am so looking forward to reading other post.

    I was so pleased to hear you tell of your thankfulness of your family's relationship with the Lord, as a mother I know exactly how you feel!!!

    And what a great opportunity God has given you to be able to share His Word with those young ladies, and what a difference you are going to make in their lives. This truly blesses me.

  3. Wow! Great post. You have so much to be thankful for and you gave us a lot to think about. This is an encouraging post. Thank you for taking the time to write this.

  4. Thank you for sharing your insightful post! I love the way you ended it with Psalm 119. Happy SS to you and God bless.

  5. Glory to God that you have so much to be thankful for. Knowing our children have the Lord in thier life is one of the most important things to me.
    Thank-you so much for sharing this on Spiritual Sundays.
    God Bless,

  6. I'm so glad you found our Spiritual Sundays blog. It thrills me that new people are joining us every week. I think we all have so much to be thankful for that we could spend the rest of our lives thanking Him. There is nothing more important than knowing our children are following Jesus. I'm so happy to hear about the way your family is involved in His work.
    Blessings and have a great day tomorrow.

  7. What a beautiful post and thank you for visiting mine. There is so much to be thankful for and yet I do have days that I could be much better. Thank you for reminding me.


  8. Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    What a blessing it is to know that our children are walking with the Lord!!

    I was encouraged and blessed by your post!

  9. Hi

    This was a wonderful post and I join you in thanking our Lord for His many blessings. How wonderful that all your children know Him and are serving Him. How that must thrill your heart..Blessings to you, Debbie

  10. Wonderful compilations. Thanks for sharing. I just love Spiritual Sunday. Reading post, be encourage and blessed. We all one in Christ.
    My SpiritualSundayPost
    (Still an old one)
    Have a great week.

  11. Sandy, It's good to give thanks to the Lord. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

  12. A great post about prayer ~ You are blessed that your children are following the Lord. And God bless you in your ministry to the girls.

  13. What a thankful heart! Bless you and thanks for sharing practical tips for those of us who like to pray first thing in the morning!

  14. You are blessed to be able to be around younger girls and guide them towards our Lord.
    Thank-you for this post and thank-you for having a kind heart.
    God Bless,