Monday, January 12, 2009

It's Not What We Accomplish

~ Eliminate the question, "What did you accomplish today?"
Instead, I hope that somewhere you hear the voice,
"Look at me. You are loved and you are held." ~
Terry Hershey


I read the above in The Sabbath Moment's newsletter
that came in my mailbox this morning
and it got me to thinking.
Every day we rush around thinking and sometimes worrying
about the things that beckon to us to be done.
Then at the end of the day, we ask ourselves
What did we accomplish today?

May we take a deep breath,
and rest in God's care and strength with each new day,
knowing that we are not alone.
He has promised to never leave nor forsake us.
He is with us through everything that happens
or doesn't happen in our day.
He is with us through all of our chores, our joys, our sorrows.

Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones,
and I will give you rest

Matthew 11:28


Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits
Psalms 68:19

But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion,
and gracious, longsuffering,
and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Psalms 86:15

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me,
O God! how great is the sum of them!

If I should count them,
they are more in number than the sand
Psalms 139:18 & 19

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning;
for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;
for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Psalms 143:8


With each new day that we are blessed with,

May we rest in the love of the great Creator God.

It is not what we do,
our accomplishments that are important,
it is trusting in the One who loves us deeply.
Trusting and resting in Him for all that we need.
He is our strength, He gives us His peace,
we are surrounded by His love.



The picture above was written in the sky south of our home
June 3, 2001.


Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Wonderful thoughts for the day.


FlowerLady said...

Thanks Cameron. I need to remember these thoughts as well. It is so easy to get caught up in the days happenings and to start fretting.


Plant Lady said...

Hello FlowerLady,

Let me introduce myself-I'm Plant Lady! I noticed that you added your name to my followers list and I am pleased to meet you!

It seems we have something in common- the love of growing plants and flowers. I have browsed through some of your earlier post and you have some beautiful photos and wonderful thoughts.

Please stop by anytime and say hello and we will get to know each other a little better.

Plant Lady

Becky said...

Matthew 11:28n is one of my favorite verses.

I love the picture in your header.

Thanks for coming to see my blog.

FlowerLady said...

Good morning PlantLady ~ Thank you for visiting. Thank you for your kind comments about my blog. I will be visiting yours regularly for inspiration, visually and spiritually.


FlowerLady said...

Hi Becky ~ Thank you for visiting. The roses in my header are Pink Pet. I love growing roses and have quite a few.

I enjoy your blog.