Happy Anniversary

"We don't need to retire to the desert to meet with God. 
He can come to us at our ordinary duties."
 (A. Bonar)

It's interesting how He came to me - early this morning.
(If you're interested in this vein of posting, you'll need to read a couple of my previous ones...)
My ordinary early morning practice is to enjoy the cup of coffee my husband makes and hands me, journal, read a selected Bible passage from a read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan, pray,
and then check facebook, twitter and emails.
OK.  Keeping it honest, that is the order I'd LIKE to practice.
Sometimes I mix it up.  Anyway...
Today is our 41st anniversary.  
Now get THIS.
Would you believe that the Dr. John Piper tweet that greeted me this morning was:  
 "These forty years the Lord your God has been with you." 
Deut. 2:7
!!!!!!!!!!! 
The Lord our God has even thrown in a BONUS year for us!
We DON'T need to retire to the desert to meet with God. 
He can (and does) come to us at our ordinary duties. 
And my day is just beginning!

24 comments:

  1. Wow! That is so awesome! I love how He speaks so clearly and at the perfect time! Happy 41st to you both and many more!

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. The timing couldn't have been more appropriate!

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  2. What a perfect way to start any day! But especially a perfect way to celebrate your Anniversary! Started with a little gift from God ~ a beautiful reminder to you that He Is Always with you, and He Is Always Blessing your union!

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Enjoy! God Bless!
    Love and Prayers,
    Eileen

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  3. Love John Piper's wisdom.
    Happy anniversary to you and your husband!!!

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  4. I love that A. Bonar quote. I'm going to write it down. Thanks, Rebecca.

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  5. Happy Anniversary my friend! You bless me!

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  6. i just love those God-incidences! Just gives me goose-bumps!!!
    And Happy Anniversary to you and your dear hubby!

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  7. Happy Anniversary! I just LOVE it when "God sightings" occur!

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  8. Congratulations...and what a wonderful and personal way for God to meet you this morning.
    We celebrate 32 next week...how time flies

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    1. Thank you - and as you observed, "Time flies"!

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  9. An Anniversary congratulations from the Lord...WOW. ((♥))

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  10. Happy 41st Anniversary, Rebecca!
    Don't you just love it when God gives special notice to us like that!
    Be Blessed Today!

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    1. Thank you. I sure DO ♥ it!
      And God bless YOU!

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  11. Happy Anniverary, Rebecca. My own was a couple of weeks ago at 42. This year I about forgot. I hope you have a nice day with lots of good things to remember.

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    1. Thank you, Bookie - and belated congratulations on yours. (We went out to eat at a favorite restaurant this noon...plan to enjoy a few day activities in the future--a local garden walk, a visit to a large nursery up north, etc.

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  12. How wonderful Rebecca! Happy Anniversary to you and Gary. May God's love surround you both for all the day of your lives! Love Di ♥

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    1. Thank you, Diana. It was a wonderful day!

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  13. happy anniversary to you and Gary! Wow! 41! what a blessing!!

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    1. Def. a blessing, Jacque! 41 years never entered my mind when I first said, "I do"!

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♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)