Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Photo and Praise Time

Here is my photo for today,along with a verse on praise.
This picture was taken at a small lake in southern Manitoba.It was a rainy day,but still there is beauty to be seen.

As I thought on this verse,I wondered who are my enemies.
I don't have any outright enemies,that I know of.
I believe that one enemy that comes to many of us,are the thoughts that run wild in the mind.Satan has a way of working from the inside out to get me defeated.This is a true enemy,so I will call on the Lord and drive that enemy away.
Praise be to my God who will win the victory.

37 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, this truly is a lovely photo, Ruth! And I applaud your idea of using praise to defeat thoughts run wild.

Daughter of The KING said...

Hi Ruth
So, so true; our enemy is out to discourage and defeat us. But praise be to our God and Father who already defeated Satan on the cross!

What a beautiful peaceful photo! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us (';')
Shalom
~Betty

TexWisGirl said...

Love the yellow blooms of reverse bokeh. :)

Debbie said...

what a beautiful picture, i also LOVED the yellow in it. i really enjoyed looking at your blog, wonderful!!!

Karin said...

Manitoba has beautiful lakes!! This is truly a very peaceful spot! The unseen enemy - such as thoughts run wild and perhaps even lies believed - are truly driven away by praising the Lord! Excellent photo and thought!

Christine said...

Beautiful rainy day! God is always worthy of our praise. Have a good evening Ruth.

Diane said...

Very beautiful picture Ruth. Your thoughts are so true. Always lurking there, waiting to chew away at you. The Lord will win and does win but Satan keeps trying. Blessings, Diane

Betsy Banks Adams said...

HI Ruth, Beautiful photo and verse.... Yes--those 'thoughts' are always there, trying to capture us in our weak moments.... BUT--with God, we will win!!!! Thanks be to God.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love how you incorporate scripture with your photos. A nice touch. And the photo is beautiful. Often, the dreary days enhance the beauty of the captured image.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yes, Satan's the worst enemy. It looks so pretty, I could hardly believe it was a rainy day!! But I do see the raindrops on the water. A lovely sight, the raindrops just add to it!

Regina said...

Praise the Lord.
Delightful view.
Happy spring Ruth.
xo

Montanagirl said...

Terrific photo and really like your thought.

Elaine said...

Beautiful photo and thoughts.

Kerri Farley said...

I was thinking the same thing Ruth - you couldn't have any enemies :) But I certainly understand what you mean about letting your thoughts run wild .... Oh, I have BIG issues with this .... my mind just races sometimes and makes me focus on things that I shouldn't be worrying about.

An absolutely lovely image!!

Valerie said...

Dear Ruth - today that was just what I needed. I am letting my anxious thoughts run wild in my mind - creating all kinds of awful scenarios. I am worrying - even though I keep hearing the verse - "Do not worry about tomorrow" in my head over and over. I won't let Satan have control. God is in control .. and I will trust!

So refreshing to see all that green. We have been very brown the last couple days and this morning have woken to snow and a winter weather advisory!

Unknown said...

A rainy day can be very calming If you stay dry. Beautiful scene.

warriormom said...

Gorgeous photo. Something about watery landscapes is just so calming! Thank you for leading us to praise and reminding us that the Lord inhabits the praises of His people! No room for the enemy.

Janice K said...

Amen....Beautifully illustrated!

Naturegirl said...

Ruth a peaceful image to ponder on the scripture today. Sometimes we are our own worst ememy and behind it yes I do see that it can be Satan. A good thought for today.
Thank you. hugs Anna

Mary said...

A beautiful photo, but your words are even better. Satan does indeed attack our minds with trivial worries and thoughts that will cause doubts or depression. Focusing on God's beauty and provision and endless delights is so much better and we are hope filled by our knowledge of his great faithfulness in all things.

Pat said...

Beautiful reflective picture, and so are your own personal reflections, Ruth. Satan does hit us with his flaming arrows, but "Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.

Shug said...

You are so right Ruth....We have to pull down those strongholds every single day...
Your picture speaks a thousand words...so serene, and I love the little drops of rain falling softly on the water...
Great Post..
Warm Hugs,
Shug

George said...

Your photo is absolutely beautiful, and so is the verse. Thank you for your words of wisdom.

Connie said...

Your thoughts are so true. When we understand that, I think it helps so much.

The photo is beautiful.

Sandra said...

Ruth, this scene is just plain old wonderful to me and the verse also. i don't have what people call enemy's and my worst one is ME, and has been most of my life. satan loves to use ME against me and sometimes i let him. beautiful post

Sandra said...

Ruth, this scene is just plain old wonderful to me and the verse also. i don't have what people call enemy's and my worst one is ME, and has been most of my life. satan loves to use ME against me and sometimes i let him. beautiful post

LV said...

What a peaceful and restful looking place. You always share of the most inspiring words for all of us. Take care.

~Brenda said...

I love the photo; very peaceful looking! The verse is a reminder to us all when Satan tries to defeat us with thoughts. Thanks, I will write this verse down.

jeanlivingsimple said...

Now that is one very Spiritual spot. Fits perfect with the verse!

I have to shake my head in wonder of those who have seen such beauty and still do not believe in a Supreme Being.

Unknown said...

I found your blog on Karin's blog and thought I would take a look. I am glad I did. What great photography and verses and comments. I LOVE them!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful thoughts and a beautiful photo, Ruth. Thanks.

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, Thanks for the nice comment--I truly appreciate it. The photo of the lake is lovely--those yellow flowers add just the right touch. Mickie :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful photo and praise. I just love how you're sharing these. You're right about our thoughts becoming enemies. They can be so destructive at times. I needed this today. Thanks, Ruth. I hope you'll have a wonderful day!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, I love the picture and you are so right ... let it rain, the beauty is still there. Wonderful choice of verse and your comment is excellent. Thank you, John

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful picture, Ruth. God demands our praise, and He is worthy to be praised! Blessed by the name of the Lord!!!

Dawning Inspiration said...

Amen!

Haven said...

Thank you for the nice post..........