The photo I used to illustrate my passage today is on my side bar, and I forgot to click the shrink to fit, so it turned out long. I decided to leave it that way. I just figured out how to get the mountain photofrom the same site, Freefoto.com, into the post. They tell you to give a link to their site if you use their pics. If you click on the link under the wheat pic, you will get there. Scroll down to find the link to Word Filled Wednesday to get to other posts on Amydeane's blog, or just click on her name.
Since there is a new online Bible study I'm thinking of joining, dealing with our thoughts, I thought I'd put up part of one of my favorite chapters in the Bible, Isaiah 55. I'm just posting verses 6-12, but the whole thing is awesome!
I am editing this post to add the link to Lelia's blog so you can see the information on the Bible study using the book, Self Talk, Soul Talk, by Jennifer Rothchild. The first lesson has already been done, but I went ahead and called our closest book store, and have a copy I plan to pick up tomorrow.
"Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. 'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."