Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pools of Blessing

Last night after choir, I went over to a friends house for coffee and girl talk.
It was just the two of us and it was wonderful. I love to hear other women talk about what God is doing in their life. It inspires me. (Thanks J. for the coffee!)

This particular friend is a God chosen friend. We literally ran into each other almost a year ago. We were both new to this area and new to choir. We walked into our first rehearsal together and have stuck by each other every since. (Leigh B. told me that God had already chosen friends down here, and she was so right. J. is one of them!)

This morning as I had my quiet time, I thought back over our conversation last night. A theme was there and this verse sums it up.

Psalm 84:5-6 (really the whole chapter but especially these two verses)
Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessing collect after the rains!"

Did you notice that it says WHEN they walk through the Valley of Weeping, not if? But, that next part is so powerful. God will turn that Valley into a refreshing spring! I just love this. Pools of blessing. I think I could just jump into one of those, how about you?!

It's like so many say, what satan means for evil, God uses for good. Makes me think of the worship chorus. "Blessed Be the Name". The chorus says,"Every blessing you pour out, I turn to praise, when the darkness closes in, still I will say......"

Thank you Jesus for those pools of blessings for refreshing springs in the midst of hard times.


Kate said...

Pools of blessing. I think I could just jump into one of those, how about you?!

Oh, yes! I'm waiting for the day.

This was a great encouragement to me as I am still in the valley.

Thanks Steph.


Darla said...

very encouraging post, and i do think about that "blessed be the name" continuing to pour out praise, because we are very blessed! Don't you love how music is used by God to speak straight to the heart! HE has moved me in leaps and bounds through music and challenged me to find verses that back up the thinking. Totally awesome.

Meg said...

Pools of blessing...YES! Love the sound of that! Have a great weekend, Stephanie. How is your hub's shoulder? Meg