Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Word-Filled Wednesday

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,, 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."


  1. wonderful verses. i love the part where it says Gods ways are not our ways. so true!

    thanks for sharing the verses and the photo. happy WFW!

  2. The online bible study group sound really interesting, is it open to anyone?

    I am hosting a great Inspiration Giveaway on my Devotional Daze blog, so stop by & check it out!

  3. So love those verses. I haven't gotten too far in the book but it's good so far---will be interesting to see where it takes us. More of His Word, less of our own or anything else that tries to take root.

    We're back on the ABC's tomorrow with the letter V if you want to jump back in.

  4. great verses! and what a wonderful picture.
    what study are you starting?

  5. I love those verses! The picture is really splendid!

  6. I too am interested in the online Bible study if it is open to everyone.

  7. Thanks for all the comments! I went back and edited my post to put more info and a link to the gal who is hosting the study. I'll see if I can put the link here, too. It is the one Pam, Grey Like Snuffie was talking about here.

    I didn't take the pics, and I didn't reduce the size of the pic when I downloaded it from freefoto, so only half of it ended up on my post. I decided it was OK, as the trees almost look like they are praising God. ;o)

    Here's Lelia's blog:

  8. Hi Sue, the girls on my WFW are my girls 5 years ago. They are now 15 & 7, how time flies.
    Thanks for your kind words!

  9. hi, this is my first time visiting your blog... what a joy it was to read the scripture you posted and the pictures you had!

    I have to often remind myself that the Lord's thoughts are not my thoughts, neither are my ways HIS ways ~ for His are always higher and better. (Eph 3:20)
    And I have to often remind myself that that all things work together for the good of those who love Him!

    ~blessings, Deanna

  10. love the pic - and the scripture. Thanks for sharing.
    Sweet Blessings,

  11. Such beautiful imagery, and a the verses you chose are perfect!

    Happy WFW (a day late)!

  12. Seek the Lord while he may be found.

    Beautiful thought. Reminds me that grace and beauty are not sitting around waiting for me, that I must seek them.

  13. Thanks for the rest of the comments. I am glad to see you here, ladies! I am thankful that God's ways are not ours, and that he desires us to seek him. Isn't that awesome, that even though we frequently fail to seek him, when we do he accepts us?

    I also love it that his Word has a purpose, and that is to give us the power to praise him and experience his joy, my rough paraphrase of the last few verses.

    See you soon for more WFWs and ABCs of the Word!


  14. Oh, and Dee Dee is hosting TUESDAYS TOGETHER (in the WORD), which just started this month. There is a daily Bible reading list, and then people share verses on Tuesdays that ministered to them.

    Her blog is at: