Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Favorite Psalm and a Few Pictures

Allow me to reflect on a specific Psalm today.
Psalm 139 has been a favourite for a long time and the more I read it the more I am in awe of just how big my God is.
I have been longing for spring and as I opened the Bible to this Psalm,my attention was drawn to verse 2: You know when I sit down and when I rise up;you discern my thoughts from afar.
God knows that I am waiting for spring and at just the right moment He will send the warmer weather,but until then I want to be content with where I am and what I have.

The other day as I was photographing the roses outside,I tried a picture with just the leaves.I kind of like how that turned out.

Verses 17 & 18 of Psalm 139 say: 
How precious to me are your thoughts,O God! How vast the sum of them.
If I could count them,they are more than the sand.
To use those verses with this picture I would say that God's thoughts are more than the snowflakes that cover the ground.
WOW! That is awesome.


The wind whips the snow into drifts,as seen in the above picture,but in the next shot you can see that the snow becomes dirty very quickly when a little dirt is added.

 The next two pictures have nothing to do with the verses I will share,but I love the pictures and these verses are ones I bring to mind often.
Psalm 139:14, 
I praise you,for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;my soul knows it well.


Psalm 139:23 & 24,  
Search me,O God,and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,and lead in the way everlasting.


For anyone who would like to read the rest of this precious Psalm,here is the link;

27 comments:

  1. Hi there, Psalm 139 is one of my favorite psalms also. It just seems to talk to me!

    Love the photos especially the two rose ones. Can't wait 'til our roses bloom.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Great post, Ruth! I love this Psalm.

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  3. Such a beautiful Psalm and I enjoyed the beautiful photos you posted with it. Hope you're doing well!

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  4. I think you did a great job illustrating this wonderful Psalm with your photos. Would it surprise you that this is also one of my favorite Psalms?

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  5. A wonderful encouraging post. Psalms is filled with much to lift our spirits and keep us going.

    Love your rose photos.

    Our God most definitely is awesome.

    Love and hugs to you dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

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  6. love that last soft petal. the leaves and snow are pretty, too. :)

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  7. stunningly beautiful photos… psalms are deep inspiration for me too.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this Psalm in such a meaningful way.

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  9. the roses are simply stunning, the color so beautiful.. as are the verses you quoted. the green leaves look like they are growing in the snow..

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  10. Beautiful pictures with wonderful scripture! Love that last picture!!

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  11. The Roses are gorgeous. We have no such color here - just snow. But I know God will deliver spring to us soon.

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  12. You chose a wonderful psalm for this post and illustrated it beautifully. The rose photos are favorites, probably because I'm finally tired of snow and ready to see some color other than white.

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  13. I know I probably say this a lot, but it's so true...our God is an awesome God! BG and I both love Psalm 139. Thank you for sharing the beautiful verses and photos and for the gentle reminder to be content where we are while we wait for spring.

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  14. Beautiful Psalm and beautiful shots. I love the last rose especially - it's just exquisite. Diane

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  15. Hi Ruth, the beauty and verses delight me. I now feel quite content, thank you for sharing :)

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  16. Lovely post... Loved the leaf pic.. just amazing

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  17. "....at just the right moment He will send the warmer weather" - what a great piece to add to this post.

    Such beautiful images Ruth.

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  18. It really is a beautiful psalm and your photos brought to life a few of the verses. The pink roses are exquisite!

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  19. What an awesome Psalm that is!!
    Your photos are beautiful.

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  20. Lovely photos! We do need to look closer and find beauty in what is around us, even if it's not what we were hoping to see.

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  21. I'm looking forward to Spring. It hasn't snowed here yet in England.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  22. A pink rose and soft beautiful light, gorgeous!!

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  23. I so enjoyed my evening visit here! Thanks for your beautiful and uplifting post!

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  24. Thanks for the link, Ruth - awesome psalm about our awesome God. One day every knee shall bow ...

    The roses are beautiful, but that's still an awful lot of winter you have lying there.

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  25. It would be hard not to feel loved and precious to our Heavenly Father when reading that Psalm. And, those roses are also "fearfully and wonderfully made."

    God bless your day!

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