Tuesday, August 14, 2007

In Other Words

“Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name…”

I really love the song these lyrics come from. I have a CD that has this song and I listen to it often. We also sing this at church on a fairly regular basis. We even sang it Saturday night during the 6:45 pm service. (FYI...I LOVE going to church on Saturday nights. It really opens up Sunday to be a relaxing Sabbath).

There have been times when I am "walking through the wilderness" that God makes it so that I hear this song on my CD, on the radio, and at church all during those times. He knows that I need to hear these words and to remind me that no matter what I am to Praise His Name. No matter my situation, God is still the same. I may be having a hard time or an incredibly easy, fun time but the Lord never moves or alters and I can praise Him for being my Rock and Salvation.

One thing that God is really teaching me lately is how to be content no matter my situation. That is a huge part of the Crown Financial Ministries Bible Study and even though Chris and I are done with our study, God is still teaching me about contentment. Ever since we took that study we have really tightened up our budget and that has been a struggle for me. It is a blessing that I am learning to be a better steward of God's money but it is definitely a struggle. Chris is constantly saying to me
"for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:11-13) Sometimes Chris even makes me quote it with him. Whenever he does that I am reminded that life is great.

As this time of my life God is teaching me so much. I am learning to be content no matter my circumstances and I am learning that I can be content because God is always the same and that I can say "Blessed Be Your Name" wherever I am. The Lord is my strength, my source of contentment, and I can Praise Him.

Be sure to visit other ladies' take on these lyrics over at Sting My Heart.

7 Readers Shared Their Love:

MiPa said...

Thank you Sarah for sharing. Blessings on your week.

ellen b said...

It's a great reminder that even when our circumstances change God remains the same and we can count on that to never change. blessings...

Heather said...

It is an mazing reminder isn't it. God is SO GOOD!

Lana G! said...

The Rock that is right beside us every step of the way!

May he bless you with joy.

Crystal said...

What a great reminder to be content....thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Contentment is such a key in the wilderness...and I needed to be reminded of that today. Thank you.

eph2810 said...

It happens to me too, Sarah - when I need it most -- the song is played on the radio :)
I am so thrilled to read that you are learning to be content with the things you have. It is not an easy road to travel, but you are doing it as a couple and with His strength.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this week's IOW quote.

Be blessed today and always.