Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I AM THE LORD'S

I AM THE LORD'S


"One will say, I am the Lord's; and another will call himself by the name of Jacob; and another will write {even brand or tattoo} upon his hand "I AM THE LORD'S"..." Isaiah 44:5


A few years ago I read  something concerning our hands and how differently we might act if every time we reached for something or touched someone, we saw "The Lord's" written across our palm.
It got me to thinkin'.
So on Thanksgiving morning that year, after putting the bird in the oven, I wrote a note to myself across my right palm.
A gentle (or not) reminder of who I belong to.
And who I represent.
I had to choose how my hand was going to be used.
To bless or to curse.
To caress or to clench in anger.
The words in red were not only a reminder of how I use my hands.
It was a reminder of how I use my tongue.
Every time I saw those words in red, I stopped to think before I spoke.
To "speak the truth in love", or to hold my thoughts to myself.
To gossip, or to edify.

I won't always have "The Lord's" written across my palm.
A load of dishes and it is all but faded away.
But I WILL remember forever, the day "THE LORD'S", written in red, played a significant part of Thanksgiving, 2007.

Forward to November 2011.....
This post is as appropriate today as it was the 1st time I posted it, if not more so.

Have a most blessed Thanksgiving, my friends, as we remember Him who is worthy of ALL our praise and thanksgiving.
All glory and honor to Jesus.


In Christ alone,
Cindy
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11 comments:

KathyB. said...

I must admit that if I saw those powerful words on my hands before I uttered words I would not utter in His presence, or behave in a way I would not behave in his presence, then I too would think more than twice before acting on impulse. The sad thing is He IS with me all the time and does see & hear me act unbecomingly ...thank-you for the reminder Cindy.

Kim said...

This is great! I am thankful that these gentle reminders still pierce my heart, and nudge me towards a closer more sensitive walk with the Lord. May I never grow cold and insensitive to his convictions!

Wishing you a beautiful day tomorrow
Cindy.

Kim in Ky.

cityfarmer said...

all glory and honor to Jesus ... amen

bless you all over there on the shores of the big lake!

Linda Stubbs said...

You made my heart swell! I am going to go write on the palm of my hand!!!!!! Precious! Thank you so much for this wonderful post!!!!!!!!! You blessed me today and you didn't even know it!~

Blessed Thanksgiving Day to you and yours,
Linda

Tracy said...

Thank you for the powerful reminder as many of us head to family gatherings where relationships may or may not be strained. May each of us be a reminder of God's powerful presence and love!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Donna said...

Simply beautiful. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that your blog honors Jesus. It is a blessing to be able to read of your grace-filled life.
Thank you for sharing so much...recipes, scriptures, music...life.
With a thankful heart,
Beth

Renata said...

Hi Cyn
What a great idea!!
I hope you had a wonderful time with your family!
Have a great weekend
Blessings
Renata:)

Sue said...

A Powerful, and beautifully written reminder!
Blessings,
Sue

Camille said...

What a beautiful thought-provoking post my friend! May the LORD indeed help us all to live moment by moment for HIM by HIS strength and for HIS glory alone!

Love to you!
Your Canadian sister in the LORD across the miles...
Camille

Vickie said...

Good post, Cindy. Would that we write those precious words across our hearts (and palms) every day! Maybe that would be a good tattoo!