Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My prayer closet…

 

Outside… the clear blue sky and the crisp autumn air beckons to me.

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CIMG3036*(underlined in my Bible)…But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to the Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathens do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking,

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him.

Matthew 6:6-9

CIMG3048CIMG3098Okay…time for this ‘Little Miss Muffet’  to go now!

DSC02130Inside… the warm glow of autumn welcomes me.

What a contrast from the brightness outside to the dimness of the cottage inside! Such is the life of a forest dweller. By the way, I got that little autumn candle for free at our local pharmacy just for switching one of our prescriptions over from another pharmacy!

Blessings & Love,

& remember we are…

~Never Forsaken~

25 comments:

  1. Oh, this was beautiful. I especially loved the photo of the leaves' shadow on the Bible. That was really lovely. Right now, the Lord is hearing some of my deepest groaning - and in that prayer closet of my heart, I know He hears me.

    How blessed we are.

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      That shadow on the Bible was one of those moments when you know you just need to take a picture!
      The prayer closet of my heart....I love that.
      God bless you~ Lisa

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  2. What a wonderful passage from the Bible. I'm always leery of those that are so "flashy" with their prayers and often wonder if the are sincere or just enjoying some sort of performance art. Your home looks so cozy! Happy Autumn, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you Jane,
      I am one of those people that freeze up whenever someone asks me to pray out loud...I know there is a place and time for it, but I talk to and worship the Lord quietly...I do sing out loud however. I have felt like some people are performing their prayer rather than praying from the heart, but perhaps they are uncomfortable praying out loud too. People should only do so if they feel led to.
      ~God bless you~ Lisa

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  3. I love your prayer closet!! Looks so much like mine. :)

    Blessings hon,

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    1. Hi Sweetie,

      We are certainly very blessed to have such a place! Never taking it for granted.

      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  4. Hi Lisa ~ Beautiful pictures! It's good to hear from you. Will write you soon!

    Blessings Chelle

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    1. Thanks Chelle,

      I look forward to it!

      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  5. Hello Lisa, How beautiful, peaceful and content, all your photos look. God bless you heaps! The Lords prayer..I feel we should all say that meaningfully from time to time. One morning after a Bible reading I began to speak it out.. I kept on saying, "Deliver us from evil." and couldn't understand why? Later that morning Ray and I could have had a very nasty accident, but were spared. I believe the Lord got me to speak those words out when I did for that very reason, and then later remember me of them. We will never know how many times He guides and protects us, until we go to be with Him. xxx

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    1. Hi Crystal Mary,
      Wow, that is amazing how the Lord used that prayer to spare you from an accident!
      I have had similar things happen as well...God's word is very powerful.
      I'm sure we will be very amazed when we discover just how active He has been in our everyday lives.
      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  6. Hi Lisa,
    beautiful pics. I underline lots of things in my Bible. There is always one thing that speaks to me in the Lord's prayer. It is 'Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.' I always have to ask myself. 'Am I forgiving those who trespass against me?' It helps me greatly to forgive others in the same way I would want God to forgive me.
    God bless.

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    1. Hi Brenda,

      That is the one part of the Lord's prayer that I also have to stop at and consider.
      It is impossible for us to forget, (in fact I believe that is a kind of security for us)..But forgiving is possible through Jesus...When I think about how he took my guilt upon himself...I remember that He also took every other person's guilt upon himself as well as mine! That means that they are forgiven for whatever they have done against anybody else in their lives as soon as they repent of it...who am I to hold them guilty? And who knows whether or not they are going to repent of their sins today or tomorrow?
      ~God bless you~ Lisa

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  7. Hi Lisa; good to see you here this morning...I have missed you! :) Lovely pictures and scripture; aren't the colors of fall so brilliant and bold this year? I am loving it, and wish they would last and last!

    Blessings and love sweet friend!
    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise,
      I've missed you too my friend!
      Every autumn seems to get shorter and shorter...or maybe time is just speeding up all year long? lol!
      ~God bless you~ Lisa

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  8. Hi Lisa- these photos are great! Hope the spider wasn't a bad guy. I greatly dislike them. I love this style of blogging you've come up. It's so peaceful and lovely. God bless! Have an awesome day : )

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    1. Hi Karen,
      Oh, he was a bad guy alright...aren't they all?
      I've played around with some different styles, and think I might stick with this one, and just change the background per season. It is so much easier to post pictures a bit bigger.
      Glad you like my photos!
      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  9. Prayer and reflection outside on a beautiful day ~ perfect harmony! I love your very evocative pics, and the contrast of outside and in : )
    These quiet times are nourishing to the soul.
    God bless

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    1. Hi Alexandra Rose,

      Yes, the quiet times are nourishing times indeed. I try to spend as much time as I can in that spot down at the edge of our property. It's a place I am very protective of. I have had two different people ask if they could go down there to get some of the cedar wood for fences and for firewood...both times they got a lesson on environmental conservation from me...as it is a protected white cedar swamp habitat in our state, and removing any part of it is against the law because there are certain species that live there exclusively....plus it's just too pretty to mess with, lol!
      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  10. Oh my how beautiful your photos are. I love your prayer closet. This post is so beautiful and inspiring. Blessings, Susie

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    1. Hi Susie,
      I am happy that you found this inspirational!
      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  11. nourishing the soul is His Gift to us. His Words and His Presence is all encompassing. Thank you for sharing the loveliness of your day my friend... m.

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    1. Hi Maria,
      I like how you said "His Words and His Presence is all encompassing." So very true!
      What a gift and a blessing Jesus is to us.
      ~God bless~ Lisa

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  12. I see you are having a beautiful autumn in your little corner of the world. I pray you and your husband are feeling well and enjoying it. God Bless.

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    1. Hi Peggy,
      I've been offline for a few days so my reply to you is quite late (in case you check back here)...We are well, and yes...enjoying it, though it is fading fast!
      ~God bless you too~ Lisa

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  13. We are - never forsaken. Such a lovely post; gave me an inside glow.

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