Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday James 1:17

The purpose of Word Filled Wednesday is to share the WORD through scripture and a photo.
May you be blessed for stopping by today!

In context:

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

It is God who gives us his perfect gifts: the gift of birth, the gift of life, the gift of wisdom without finding fault, it is HE who moves us to holiness. This is not a chore, but a JOY! God's grace has made this all possible. He is constant, He is forever. I delight in the fact that nothing I have is mine, but was His gift to me, and is now only mine to share with others. This sunflower is one of the gifts God has given me recently - and it makes me smile. How could I NOT share it's perfect beauty with you today?

Happy Word Filled Wednesday!

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32 comments:

Misty said...

So well said...

Toni said...

Beautiful! Remembering that even each breath I take is a gift from God helps me to be more grateful and more willing to share all that I have (that includes letting them use my vehicles for any cub scout outing, which is really risky).

Agent K said...

I count you as a beautiful gift from above! I am better for having you in my life. I love you my friend.

As always, this is a stunning WFW.

Lisa said...

Love that verse! Pretty picture too.

Joyfull said...

The sunflower is beautiful! Love reading your encouragement to have a thankful heart. We are truly blessed!

JesusRulzMe said...

Sweet sister,

What an incredible sunflower! I LOVE how you captured it! You really have an eye for catching God's glorious creation!

Ya wanna hear something really cool? I was just quoting that verse this a.m. with my boys during our breakfast devotional! God is so awesome!

Bless you dear sister,
Sunny

Carrie said...

Beautiful photo and scripture text!

Cheryl said...

So true! He is the provider of everything.

Thanks for sharing!

Happy WFW!
Cheryl

Jen said...

Very well put. So many times we forget to thank God for the little gifts in life, good and bad. Thanks for sharing.

Amydeanne said...

love the sunflower! we are on the same page!

and love the harvest below! our cuc's died early in the season and several other things, but all in all it was better than the year before (we didn't have a garden before!)

crittyjoy said...

love the sunflower....beauitful! And the verse :o)

Sorry you had trouble finding my post this is the busiest week on my blog ever...I am glad it is over :o)

Blessings...

Melanie said...

Beautiful... I love the sunflowers!

Happy WFW!

Debra said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful verse and photo. It so blessed me!

hip chick said...

boy is that ever true. How important it is for us to remember to Thank him for it all.

Tammy said...

Love this combination...praise Him for all things...

Kristi said...

That is so beautiful! Blessings to you!

Peggy said...

Blessings Alexis...Gorgeous sunflower and wonderful verse with no truer words spoken by you on God gives us His Perfect Gift...for me, JESUS...all the rest of the gifts are benefits...Your words are so inspiring and beautifully true! Just like the growth of that SON
flower that started as a small seed! Thank you for your early visit and humbling words. I am just a part of the ministry, it takes a full team and all the volunteers they can find! It's no different than reaching out in your church and community! Praise God for servers in His Kingdom! Thank you!
Enjoy a wonderful WFW!

Chelle said...

Good word!!! :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Thank you for sharing this verse. I needed to hear it.

Bless you...

Nemo - Daily-dabble.com said...

Hi there!
Thanks for your kind words on my blog.

This is a beautiful verse - and so true!

Love the photo too. We also had HUGE sunflowers this year. The first time we planted them. Amazing plants!

Hope you have a wonderful WFW!
God bless you.

lori said...

You my friend are the one with a GIFT! What a beautiful image and verse....
Always, ALWAYS a blessing to stop by here on Wednesday!

Thank you for sharing...you bless me each week!
SUNFLOWERS....gotta love em!

peace,
lori

Penny Raine said...

thanks for visiting, love dyours too!

blessings, Penny Raine
http://www.pennyraine.com/blog

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Alexis,
I've always ALWAYS loved that verse! Beautiful photo too. EVERY good thing.... EVERY one comes from above. WOW! THANK YOU LORD!
Lea

Denise said...

Amen, so very true.

skoots1mom said...

what a gorgeous flower!!
love the post

Miriam said...

Now your post is a gift from above, sent through you! Thanks, Lex!

Ricky Danger said...

It's beautiful Lexie. It's a gift that you give when you do this... it gives a moment of pause to all whom pass by your page. Love you, Livy

Nancie said...

Amen! Every good and perfect gift is from God. Thank God for all His blessings! Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture and precious verse with us.

Anonymous said...

I so enjoyed that Lexie and reading everything.
I am so thankful HE has given us YOU !
Love you,
Peggy

Blessed One said...

This was the Scripture I used for the birth announcement for our long-awaited little blessing who is turning one next week. I love it - thanks for sharing!

Livy Renee said...

Lexie, Did you sneak in on my page and fix it for me??? I love you so much... I love that no matter how quiet either one of us is feeling, we always have a moment to connect even briefly. You are a wonderful friend.

Amydeanne said...

thanks for all your comments this week! and btw, i love the picture of your daughter on the sidebar!