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Lately, I’ve described my life as characterized by having a lot of things going on. It feels like there are many loose ends flying all around me.  There’s not enough information or accomplishment for any one thing to close a loop, so the loose ends dangle.
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Last week I received an email from a friend who sensed what I described above: I had a lot of things going on. She mentioned that she had been impressed to pray for me, and was further impressed to send me some Scriptures she had been reading that morning.
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Her message and the Scripture were such encouragement! Here are the Scriptures and some thoughts they generated:
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He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17).
All the things that feel like loose ends are not loose at all. He is holding ‘all things’ together! There’s a plan and in His time it will unfold. I took such comfort from these words!
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Whoever speaks, is to do as one who is speaking the utterances of God whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen (1 Peter 4:11).
My desire is to have a ‘so that’ story at the end of this journey.  “So that in ALL THINGS God may be glorified!” Amen!
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I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
Loose ends can be exhausting. Sometimes it feels like I’m spinning my wheels and not making any progress on any of the ‘things.’ Thank God for His strength!
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For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God (Hebrews 3:4).
Many of the loose ends hanging around me have to do with building a house. This Scripture made me chuckle. Yes, God has a sense of humor!
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My friends, be encouraged to know that He is holding all your loose ends and He will make sense of it all in His time.
(Thanks Ginger for the encouraging word from THE Word!)

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p.s. Sweet Caroline just sent me a link to a video that “ties” into the words above. You have to watch it! Click on the phrase/link below and it will take you to the YouTube video. Amazing!

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©Brenda Pace, 2010
The idea of ‘with all my heart’ keeps ruminating in my mind.

Some Scriptures I’m studying on the topic:

  • Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. ~Deuteronomy 6:5
  • And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, Deuteronomy 10:20
  • But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.” Joshua 22:5
  • I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. ~Psalm 9:1
  • Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5
  • You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
  • Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Zephaniah 3:14
  • Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…Colossians 3:23
A MOST excellent teaching I’ve read on the topic:
http://bible.org/seriespage/“i-will-thank-lord-all-my-heart”-ps-91-god’s-heart-and-our-praise