Sara’s Morning Thoughts

Sara's Morning Thoughts

Our Threads are worn. Our Hearts are warm and our Toes are sore.

Our Minds at best feel like crusty bread. Fingers are stiff while our
Eyes seem so dim.

Lips are lined and our Chins in decline.

Yet, there is something smooth, calm and at peace from deep within.

One sits like a sun-glazed lake with mirrors of reflections that project
pleasure to all that sits within her presences.

Yes, she has a knowing of bliss while acquainted with grief. A hope of
always being while sitting still with a full view that flickers and glistens.

O my Soul is filled with Joy that never has an empty moment because its
Springs are flowing from The Source!

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32 thoughts on “Sara’s Morning Thoughts

  1. Saturday, am, 9/22/12
    More thoughts rock my soul; I see war, terror and scores of fear….
    My hands extend in chills of doubt;
    While the mind wonders all about.

    When will I accept the benefits;
    of bowing an aching knee
    before a throne that controls
    all these things;

    1. To me this thought of Sara’s says that all Hope is in the Lord and what He can do. Oh, that we can believe Him in prayer for benefits for others and these horrendous situations in our world.
      It reminds me of this scripture from Psalm 103 2-5: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

  2. As I continue my Morning Prayer Walk;
    Words are written, read and said.
    Value is scaled, weighed, and bagged.
    Wholesale says; ” What’s the retail?”
    Red dot sale even fails @such an old bag.
    Moth bitten!
    Holes scream as eyes of dead; “Close the seal and let me rest.”

    1. This thought of Sara’s reads to me like a sobering warning. Heed and live, discard and disregard and die.
      I am reminded of this warning and offer of hope from Jesus in Revelation 3:17,18: “You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.”

  3. “O my Soul is filled with Joy that never has an empty moment because its
    Springs are flowing from The Source” a quote from above. What a promise; that even with all the hellish events going on in the world around us…that our souls have a sanctuary where JOY reigns. We can have that if we trust in the Lord with all our hearts. Whom else is there to trust? Look around . Can man keep his promises of peace, prosperity, opportunity and freedom? Not at all. Through all the ages into our own the Rock of Ages is the One. David says, I have been young but now I am old….face it….but i have never seen the righteous forsaken or HIS seed begging for bread.” Amen, David.

  4. To me the first of Sara’s thoughts says that the reality of what’s happening to the outside of us all is that time marches on and the body grows older day by day. If our focus and hope is in this, we will be sorely disappointed. The only thing of now value as well as lasting value is the Holy Spirit within that provides an anchor. Two scriptures come to mind:
    2 Corinthians 4:16: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
    John 6:63: “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”

  5. The spirit is eternal. No matter how many lines around our mouths where the lipstick feathers; no matter how many heating pads or ice packs we place on those “aching Knees” that Sara writes about above; and even when we are sealed in the stone cold tomb;;;;;yet our spirits will still live forever…in one place or another. Those things we do for God according to His Word…will determine that.

  6. This verse “Yes, she has a knowing of bliss while acquainted with grief.”…speaks to me of a human heart that has grown woven with the Heart of Christ much like the woven crown of thorns He wore. For the joy set before Him He endured…
    “He was despised and rejected–a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.” Isaiah 53:3 NLT

  7. John 17: 33 says: “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
    (Footnotes) “Jesus summed up all he had told them this night, tying together themes from 14: 27-29; 16: 1-4; and 16: 9-11. With these words he told his disciples to take courage. In spite of the inevitable struggles they would face, they would not be alone. Jesus does not abandon us to our struggles either. If we remember that the ultimate victory has already been won, we can claim the peace of Christ in the most troublesome times.”

  8. Yes, amen, to all….we are privileged to have promises that will never ever go unfulfilled according to your writings here. Thumbs up! Seems like if we just let those little life lights shine darkness dims and light beams.

  9. Upon reading The Daily Bread based on ! Peter 4: 12-16 Do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you,…but rejoice…when His glory is revealed.

    Quote for the day from The Daily Bread

    Whenever life’s burdens oppress you
    And trials are too much to face.
    Remember God’s strength in your weaknesss;
    He’ll give you His power and grace. – Sper
    ——————————————————————————————————————-

    The increasing darkness of trials only makes the lamp of grace shine brighter.

  10. “Our Threads are worn. Our Hearts are warm and our Toes are sore.” Not totally naked, not hot or cold; not broken…maybe mediocre, middle earth, hum-drum, running in place.
    The part “…our hearts are warm” doesn’t sound like a good temperature according to Revelation 3:15, 16: ” “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! “

  11. Oh Sara, I think of Thread-bare lives; old warn out ideas. lack of the new understanding of the new tools to deliver instruction or even receive it in a new way.; with the crusty bread synapses of our brains. Luke-warm hearts as Debi wrote ; losing our cutting edge; being replaced by newer models. It’s all in the scenario of life that one doesn’t think will happen to her/him. And then it does. But Look! Isaiah 46:4 says, ” Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. And I will help you.”
    Thank God for His sustenance, bodily, morally, spiritually and yes, INTELLECTUALLY.

  12. Matthew 24:12 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
    and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people
    And because there will be more and more lawlessness, sin and iniquity, most people’s love will grow cold.
    But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
    Looks like God will look out for those who will keep the home fires burning in their hearts. God wants us burning with zeal for Him. David says, ” I have been young and now I am old but I have never seen the righteous forsaken or His seed begging for bread.”

  13. “One sits like a sun-glazed lake with mirrors of reflections that project
    pleasure to all that sits within her presences.”
    This says to me that there is a golden benefit to the one who’s “Lips are lined and our Chins in decline” when wisdom has ripened in the inner being through the years. Outward decline seems insignificant in comparison to someone who can “project pleasure to all that sits within her presences.” That is true value and achievement.
    “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies;nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways,and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.” Proverbs 3:13-18

  14. Hey Debi, I think even hair color tells a story of wisdom. All outward appearances seem to tell an amazing story according to God’s Word. “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” Proverbs 16:31

  15. I wrote this blog a week ago on Saturday. It’s that time of week again and I have learned and practiced in my wonderful mind and heart the value of the knowing of my vapored life; “making time count.” The Psalmist wrote, “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
    It’s a new season of life and we can approach each season with some introspection. 2 Peter 1:5-7 tells me that I need to be constantly improving myself. Yesterday’s race is over. Age is better than aged wine. We can see from a higher plateau and be a part of new projects that hold some creative challenges for us to continue our walk of faith while doing and being a part of the whole.

    If we were to choose just one of the skills from 2 Peter and concentrate on improving ourselves our goal(s) will be increased and stay in sight. Just an overview Peter gives us; faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, kindness, and love!

    A little math lesson now; Take any of these virtues/skills/attributes and make one your focus and see how age old fruit remains fresh and vibrant even though the old tree shows some battle scars from wind, rain and storms.

    Hope my morning thoughts become action thoughts before end of each day!!!!!

  16. I was just thinking, Sara, as I read your morning thoughts…you write of your “vapored life”. And I can write of my E-vapor-ated life or like the grass of the field. Flourishing one day and then Whoosh…..gone like a whisper. Oh Lord! Where did it go? Like James says in 4:14, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
    Oh James!! The Holy Spirit knew how quickly the days would go by. I never thought I would think like this or say these things. My beautiful mother used to say as she aged [gracefully, I may add…mostly  ] these phrases. I thought I would not ever say them. But the Bible speaks the truth. And we cannot refute the words of wisdom that sears the heart with truth and revelation that the Bible is GOD’S WORD, for sure.
    But, Hallelujah! The Scriptures say I can redeem the time. But to be very careful, then, how I live–not as unwise but as a wise woman….a wise Christian woman.
    As we age, don’t get careless because the days are short. Ephesians 5 goes on to advise us, “Don’t act thoughtlessly and foolish”, {just because you think your age excuses you (my thoughts) ] “but understand what the Lord wants you to do.”
    Oh and Sara, you must have picked up in the spirit (or they have) the school administration’s new or let’s say RENEWED approach to education that is being STRICTLY implemented in our school system. NUMBER ONE! Goal setting….calling it SmartR Goals.
    So Just like that glorious Olive Tree that opened our new thedailylily.com site…..we can stand through this new era that has come upon us…or me, anyway. To provide shade , to bear fruit as we age; to continue to live a virtuous life, not careless, not abandoning the proprieties of community, fellowship and friendship. These are things I want to strive for …well like the goals that you wrote about.
    Thank you for “Morning Thoughts’ from the Lord.

    1. James 4:14 says, “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”

      MG, these are the days of new beginnings! They are exciting and basket filled. Why? Because Our Lord, Our God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 It’s all about His plan and purposes.

  17. “…see how age old fruit remains fresh and vibrant even though the old tree shows some battle scars from wind, rain and storms.” I have been thinking anbout apple trees…say Golden Delicious. An old Golden delicious apple tree though gnarled and showing distinct lines of many prunings over the years can produce the same size, color and quality fruit as a new Golden delicious apple tree if properly maintained. The young one’s trunk and branches amy look smooth and smaller yet fruit looks the same. The fruit they produce isn’t for themselves but for others to eat and benefit from…they are both giving trees. There focus is on the fruit.

  18. Yes! And the Lord’s focus is on the fruit…maybe it’s like wine…? In Luke 39, Jesus says…” And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, ‘The old is better.” That is encouraging, isn’t it?
    True, Sara, every day is the first day. Jesus says not to worry about tomorrow because tomorrow has enough of its own “worries”. One day at a time..

  19. I am preparing my answer. but the wine I mean is WISDOM….but not worldly wisdom which may “appear to be ‘light’ at the time” (quoted from a blog) but spiritual wisdom from above. Aged Wine = Aged Wisdom for Jesus Christ has been made unto us Wisdom. So we can have as much Wisdom as we desire…He will give it to us if we are in Christ Jesus.
    Now the other portion of this is: Do we really want it and will we use it for the Kingdom?

  20. James 3:13-18 talks about two kinds of wisdom and it sounds like the first is not used for God’s kingdom but the second produces a fruitful harvest:
    “Do any of you have wisdom and insight? Show this by living the right way with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and filled with self-centered ambition, don’t brag. Don’t say that you are wise when it isn’t true. That kind of wisdom doesn’t come from above. It belongs to this world. It is self-centered and demonic. Wherever there is jealousy and rivalry, there is disorder and every kind of evil.
    However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure. Then it is peaceful, gentle, obedient, filled with mercy and good deeds, impartial, and sincere. A harvest that has God’s approval comes from the peace planted by peacemakers.”

  21. Often , we mistake worldly wisdom , quaint sayings, old wives’ tales, folksy proverbs, and the like for real wisdom. But worldly wisdom, although it may have a modicum of truth or fact in reality is NOT wisdom at all. If there is one jot or tittle of falsity in it, it is all false. “What fellowship has darkness with light?” Only the Word of God is trule Wisdom….a Person…Jesus Christ…the Living Word.

    1. MG,
      Psalm 14: 2 says: “The Lord looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.”
      What do you think this verse is saying about being “truly wise”?

  22. A comment in my Bible says this about wisdom: “We tend to think of wisdom as being soundness of judgement or a right use of knowledge. But the Hebrew idea of wisdom is broader and deeper. It covers all of life.”
    “… do not lose sight of these things. Use priceless wisdom and foresight. Then they will mean life for you and they will grace your neck.” Prov 3:21-22
    I think this connects to this verse from Sara’s thoughts above…”A hope of always being…”

  23. TH, What does “truly wise” mean according to GOD, ? I think He explains it in the following phrase…”if anyone seeks God.” So I would think that the true seeker of the living God would be the one who is “truly wise”…and that is….one who seeks God and seeks Him in His Word and with all his heart and soul and strength and mind. [Matt. 22:27

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