It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chapter 8, Page 30, Book 11



When the world says Give upHope whispers, Try it one more time.

Author Unknown


TERRIFIC 2'S Tuesday


BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

Sometimes life puts us smack in the middle of mountains where the rock is too heavy to move, too big to jump over, and much too hard to handle.   I call it between a rock and a hard place.  

Have you noticed how significant stones are in the Bible?  They were used to build important structures like; altars, temples, memorials, walls, and boundary stones.  God used them to mark or define places and events where He did or said something significant in the life of the believer.  And they were also essential elements used to maintain peace and to protect life. Stones were indispensable for relating with other people and with God.

Stones are hard and heavy.   They are very tough things that must be handled correctly and appropriately placed.  They are often difficult to move, awkward to manage, and challenging to position.  And they can be painful too; toes can get smashed, fingers crushed, and blisters can quickly form.  But they are also solid and durable, and when done right, the structures are lasting and significant.

So the next time you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, remember that it might just be a stone that God wants to use to shape something significant in your life 

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.  

Lucretius

Your rocks are simply those obstacles that appear to be in your way: pain, suffering, beliefs, programming, old stories, doubts, fear, worry, judgment, chaos. Moving them can sometimes be as simple as changing your beliefs.


Consider the postage stamp:  its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.  

Josh Billings

Perseverance overcomes almost everything. When you fall, perseverance tells you to get up. When you’re defeated, perseverance tells you to try again. When you feel like quitting, perseverance doesn’t let you

Persevere and move those rocks...those are my two for this Tuesday

Have a TERRIFIC Day!

'On Ya'-ma

5 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I find myself between a rock and a hard place right now. I'm hoping to find a way to move that rock. Good thoughts for today. have a nice Tuesday, Ma.

Scrappy quilter said...

I needed to read this today. What an encouraging what. Thanks for always being so positive in your posts. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Ma...your wonderful...another great post...have you ever thought of writing a devotional book..??

Enjoy

jack69 said...

I always love coming here and this is a reason:
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Josh Billings

This one brought a chuckle and a big smile!
Thanks.
Love from NC

grammy said...

yes
great words
a lesson as always (o:
Looks like you are still enjoying camping around there... that picture looked green and nice...
I think we will go up this weekend (o: