This morning I was blog hopping. After all, it's Then Sings My Soul Saturday and I have the opportunity to sing and worship with many of my blogging friends. It's a time to sing many of the songs I know and love. I also get to learn new worship songs. There's always a variety of hymns and contemporary praise music. It's a wonderful way to praise our awesome God ...from the luxury of my home computer.
I came upon a blog I follow called Extravagant Grace. eLisa is such a talented writer, graphic artist and designer and most importantly ....a woman who loves the Lord.
eLisa is all about God's grace; hence her blog name of Extravagant Grace. She didn't become a believer until she was in college so she has a past. Don't we all?
I loved how transparent she is as I read her testimony. She had to post it in eight parts but it's worth taking the time. You can start reading here.
She also encouraged others to consider sharing their story, especially if others could be blessed by it. She describes it as being real and here is the link to find out more. You know, we each have different circumstances and backgrounds. If our story could speak to someone else's heart, it might be worth considering. I know I am ...
Today is the 10th day of April. eLisa has committed to Prayer on the 10th of each month. Her post reminded me of that this morning. There are so many needs in our world today including lost loved ones, homelessness, job losses, financial burdens, plane crashes, sickness. I could go on and on. And yet I have the privilege of coming before the Lord in prayer.
- He is El Roi ...the God who sees me
- He is Elohim ...mighty Creator
- He is El Shadday ...God Almighty
- He is El Olam ...the Everlasting Eternal God
- He is Yahweh Yireh ...The Lord will Provide
- He is Yahweh ...LORD
If you are a regular reader of Heart Choices, you know that I'm studying Ann Spangler's book "Praying the Names of God". Next week, I will be up to Adonay; LORD, MASTER.
What a blessing and a time of learning for me. I also get to link up with my friend Jill of Forever N Ever N Always.
If you've not read this book, I encourage you to get your hands on one.
As I go through challenges in my life, it helps me to remember who God is. I can keep my focus on Him and then I'm not afraid. After all, my theme for 2010 is to trust and obey Him.
And by the way, eLisa reminded us that we are already one fourth of the way through 2010! Time goes by so fast. I want to be accountable for how I spend my time.
I encourage you to visit eLisa at Extravagant Grace. But most importantly, I encourage you to pray. How much peace we often forfeit as the great hymn says ...everything to God in prayer.
Blessings and love,