Saturday, August 08, 2009

Scripture Coming Alive to Me Lately

This is the day that the Lord has made - let us REJOICE and be GLAD in it!
Psalm 118:24
But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. John 4:14

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6

Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:2

The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. Psalm 45:11
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful!!! Hebrews 10:23
Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45


The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
Psalm 126:3

153 comments:

Mark and Mandi said...

This is so awesome...thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

wow, i really liked this. so neat to apply scripture to life like that. thanks!

Meg said...

kelly, this is truly a testament to your faith and that through prayer, petition and perserverance, God shows His faithfulness to us! what a blessing!

Todd and Courtney said...

Love the scripture!

Lindsey said...

She is sooooo beautiful! And so lucky to have you for her mama!!

Pastor Steve said...

Thanks for your wonderful testimony!
Dad

Mrs. Williams said...

WONDERFULLY SAID...

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Wonderful! Sometimes I get so down after going through all of this IVF mess. Sometimes I feel as if it is just me...that God has somehow forgotten...but I know that is NOT true! He is there...He is able...I just have to trust Him!

Carrie B said...

My favorite verse comes from the Message

James 4: 10-14
I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.

Barclay Kathryn said...

Amen! Just had to say we honeymooned and stayed at the Westin in Hawaii too! Wasn't that the most beautiful hotel ever!! I just loved walking into the lobby and having it all open. We actually got to go back and stay there 6 years afterwards. Our little one came with us but so did my-in-laws for babysitting! : )

Suzanne said...

Wow! Thank-you, that was just right for my Sunday morning read. Aloha!

Kara said...

Such a wonderful way to look at scripture and apply it to everyday life. It's easy to sometimes overlook all the "small" blessings in our lives. Thanks for the reminder, Kelly! Again, Harper is SO beautiful and so are you, both inside and out! :-)
~Kara

Jess :) said...

AWESOME!! Love those verses! :) Such a great reminder of the blessings in our lives!

Kristin said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kelly! Harper is such a miracle and testimony to God's greatness! I love that He used her story and your faith to bring so many people back to Him, including me!

Jennifer said...

Love it!! Made my day and puts things in perspective! :)

Melissa from the Blue House said...

That was beautiful....God's word is full of amazing truths. I especially needed to read the "Luke 1:45" one since I'm praying for healing for my 3 year old. Its hard to believe and not waver or doubt!

www.fordsbigbluehouse.blogspot.com

Rikki said...

This is a beautiful and inspiring post Kelly. It's amazing to see God's scripture coming to life like this.

~Issy said...

I love, love, love your post. The scriptures are perfect!!

Kodi said...

Oh I love this post. Thank you!

CathyBB said...

Sweet post! Thank you! =)

Sallie said...

Amen!

No other words but THE WORD!

Tracy said...

Kelly, thank you for sharing that, I needed that today. I sure did enjoy seeing Harper on the big screen this morning. Loved the hiccups!

Annie said...

Kelly, even in your darkest moment you praised the Lord...you faithfulness is such an inspiration!!

Mommy2CVC said...

That was a beautiful post! Thank you so much Kelly for sharing with us! Harper is such a cutie pie!

Blessed1 said...

My favorite post of yours so far Kelly!!! Blessings!

MyStyles said...

Love all the scripture and the pictures! God is sooooo good!

Sarah said...

LOVE THIS! What a precious testimony of love for your daughter, and the Father's love for you.

clif, somer, vivian & bauer said...

best post EVER!! thank you. :)

The Bargainista said...

awesome, awesome, awesome post Kelly!!!!! :)

The Stairs Family said...

Thanks for sharing Kelly, that was very inspirational!

Also, totally random, but I was reading back a few posts and you said something about the year you graduated and I was shocked! I really though you were like 24 or 25 at the most! Congratulations on looking so young & fabulous!

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 Crew said...

What a beautiful post - thank you for taking the time to share!!

And that photo of Harper with that gorgeous grin and adorable lilac bow, oh my gosh, how can you even stand it?!?!

Newlywed in the Suburbs said...

Thank you! What a beautiful application of God's Word.

kate said...

you are a true gift from God! happy sunday my dear!

Jenn said...

Great post! Such a living testimony!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

AMEN Kelly!

What a wonderful, wonderful post!

Karen said...

what an uplifting post!

Christa said...

What a great post Kelly!!!

Lucy Marie said...

Wonderful!

Always a Southern Girl said...

Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful scripture with us today. Indeed "this is the that the Lord has made"

Love your new blog look. Harper is getting so big. Have a great week. Stop by my blog if you get a chance.

http://renee-esparza.blogspot.com

"alwaysAsouthernGirl"

warmfuzzies said...

Beautiful!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful ...God is Good

Just me~ Bobbie Jo said...

Love it!!!

Bri said...

great post!

Jacquie said...

That's beautiful, Kelly. You show us how to see God in everything!

Jennifer Rutherford said...

Kelly,
I am a first time commenter but long time reader. This is my favorite post of yours. So good and so sweet! Harper is indeed a gift from above.
Praise the Lord,
Jennifer

Lil' Woman said...

Beautiful and they relate to the pictures soo perfectly! :)

Tara said...

AMEN!

Lauren said...

Thanks for posting those verses!

Alexis said...

Doesn't Scripture just say it best? May God bless you all!!!

Kelli said...

AWESOME POST!!!!!

ryanandjoesmom said...

De-lurking finally - been following your life since you were pregnant with Harper - but this post was what I needed today. Thank you.

k and c's mom said...

Let the earth rejoice! Our God reigns!
Loved this and was blessed by it.

Sarah said...

This was so sweet Kelly!I love putting concrete pictures and/or thoughts with Bible verses;it makes it so "real".Have a great week! ♥

Jennifer said...

What great verses! I especially loved Luke 1:45. I wrote you nine months ago and told you that I was pregnant and you could change my prayer request to a praise on your prayer blog. I just had my sweet little boy on July 21st. After I had him, they sent him to the NICU for some issues he had with his lungs - my husband delivered this news to me. You know what's crazy is that I remembered you and Harper, and all that the Lord has promised to me about this child of mine and I was overcome with peace. Tommy only spent 8 days in the hospital and he's home and healthy now. I want to thank you again for your testimony, heart and personal encouragement to me just with your own story and love for Jesus.

Suzi said...

what an amazing post... your testimony is really inspirational. thank you for sharing!

Fabiola said...

What a wonderful testimony!!!

Fabiola

Jorden and Kristin said...

This was beautiful! it brought tears to my eyes! Harper is so beautiful and the scriptures are some of my favorites!! Thanks for a great uplifting blog!

Kim said...

Kelly, I found your blog by clicking on the praying for Harper button on another blog right after Harper was born. I have since then gone back and read your blog since you started it and i read it every day. Your unwaivering faith inspires me. Harper is so beautiful and so lucky to have Godly parents. Thanks

Darla said...

BEST post ever. Loved it!

Donna said...

Kelly, This is one of your best posts. The scriptures were great with the pics of Harper. How blessed are we all. Harper is getting so big. I'm impressed that she is holding her sippy cup.Good job! And what a darling picture, third from last, of Miss Harper in her purple bow. That grin is too much. Thanks for the inspirational post. You do my heart good.
Keeping you in my heaert in Ga.
Donna

Our Family said...

I love this entry that is such proof of the Lord providing and being there for all those who would just call on him. Thank you.

Sara Blackburn White said...

Beautiful post and very touching!
Thank you for sharing;)

Julie said...

Beautiful post.... thanks!

Hoy and Ali said...

I love it!! Hope you don't mind if I use this idea for a scrapbook page!?! Beautiful!

Samantha said...

what a GREAT post! Look how far God has brought you guys!

Beverly said...

What an awesome post! May His Word ALWAYS be alive to you!

Lynn said...

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!!!

Thank you, Kelly, for your blog!!

Have a blessed week. =)

quatro_mama said...

"O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day." Ps 119:97

Kelly, thanks for being a light in the darkness and thanks for using the Word to encourage us all!

The Bertram's said...

SOOOOO SWEET - you gave me the goose bumps!!!
Devin

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

what a wonderful idea! love all the verses and pictures... what a special testimony each one is.
Luke 1:45 is a special verse to me too - isn't God good?!

Taylor said...

Awesome!! Love it!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

What beautiful words! Thank you for such an unbelievably touching post today.

Jackie said...

This is my favorite post from you !

Vera said...

I love this! What a beautiful, uplifting post!! Thank you, Kelly.

Today as I thought about my healthy pregnancy, I kept thinking of

"I sought the LORD, and he answered me"
Psalm 34:4

God is so good!!!!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I really enjoyed this post. If I have said it once, I've said it a million times - Harper is a doll!!

Jenna said...

Quite possibly my very favorite post of yours EVER. He has done great things, indeed. :-)

Hillary said...

I think I'm just too emotional for my own good...I looked at all these pictures, read the scripture, and just cried. I remember that sweek little girl I saw I hospital (who tooted in her daddy's face) and I see how God has blessed her little life and I am just overjoyed! I love her lots!!

Stephanie said...

That was a wonderful post! Loved it! (And love that big purple hairbow too!)

Kris said...

I cannot believe how much Miss Harper seems to change each day. She is amazing! She always makes my day. My best to all of you.

Longmeadow Mama said...

I have been following your blog for over a year now, and this has got to be my favorite post EVER!
Thanks for making my day.
Kelli

Jennie said...

Love this post. She is getting to be such a big girl! As always she is precious!

rootedinlove said...

Wow. So blessed by your sweet heart.

Allyson said...

Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

What a great post!

Betsy said...

So sweet!!

Cupcake Mama said...

This is a great basis for a book when Harper is just a wee bit older (and doesn't want to eat them!) You could also print out the pics and the scriptures and then put them in one of the little cheapo plastic photo albums - that way it would a little more "mouth proof"! She would certainly enjoy the photos and it is never too late to start imprinting the Lord's word on your heart.

Mace and Brei said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tina said...

Amen!!

~aj~ said...

One of my favorite posts ever, Kelly!

CourtneyC said...

awesome post, probably my favorite post of all time!!!

Rachel said...

Just had to say that for the first time tonight I noticed that Miss Harper is working on getting some hair !! Your post was very sweet.

Aimee said...

This is so beautifully put! Thank you for all your wonderful thoughts.

Sara said...

wow, brought tears to my eyes. beautiful.

Diana said...

AMEN! Preach it sister! The word is our anchor!

Mary said...

Amen! Amen! Amen!
Loved the pictures and scripture! O happy day!

Janessa said...

How do you remember scripture like that? I can't ever...

Jessica said...

Awesome choice of scriptures! Thanks for sharing!

The Gilliland Family said...

LOVE it!! Great post Kelly. We ARE so blessed and thank you for reminding us :) Hope you had a great weekend.

Amber

Heidi Winter Tracht said...

What a beautiful testimony! Thank you for sharing your life!

My special Scripture back to you is this:

This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear of timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. So you must never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.... With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the proclamation of the Good News.

2 Timothy 1:6-8

I see these Truths in action through your testimony; your blog.

In Him,
Heidi Tracht

Emily said...

A picture is worth a thousand words... or one Bible verse!

I'm a young single gal and I read your blog because your story is SO reassuring. It's awesome to see how God answers prayers in such beautiful ways... lil' miss Harper is testament to that!

Your blog is such a blessing Kelly! Thank you!!

Sonya said...

what a wonderful way to share pictures and scripture!!!!!!!

Alaska Girl said...

This post makes me want to take the scriptures you've given and find pictures of blessings in my life to go with them! (Always the scrapbooker - yikes!) Thanks - this is a favorite! =] L.

Saved by Grace said...

What a great post! I love how you've constructed it...Harper is absolutely adorable and is getting so big!

Lisa said...

God is good!!

Love to decorate said...

Kelly, This has to be my favorite post. I am a daily reader and love how you used Scripture to illustrate (SP) Harper is a beautiful girl and very lucky to have you as her mama
Blessings
Marge

Jen said...

Awesome post from an awesome lady. =) Thanks for sharing your faith. You're such an encouragement.

Kelly said...

Amazing post! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Amen! Great post!

twinsplusone said...

a blessing you are!!!! great job!!

Alex and Jill said...

Amen, girl!!

Greetings from Guatemala said...

these are precious!!

Anita said...

Thanks SO much for sharing that post Kelly, it truly spoke to me too. As a mother you do see scripture in new ways... and our children seem to teach us some of life's most simple lessons.

The Scatterbrain said...

Thank you Kelly! I needed these reminders of God's faithfulness.

Danielle Banks said...

I love this!

Penny said...

Precious!!! =)

The Garners said...

Love this! Such a neat post!

Father's Grace Ministries said...

Amen and Amen, Sister! Praise the Lord. He is SOOOOOO good.

I consider Luke 1:45 a personal testimony too!

Claire

Nurse Mommy said...

wow....just stumbled on your blog and was wondering how you had all the readers you do....now I know. Its almost 2am, I have been sitting here almost an hour and laughing "WITH" you.......Bless their hearts......the ones that don't know about pickled okra ;)

Off to bed because I am sure little man will be up bright and early.

Kim said...

What a blessing it has been for me to follow your blog since the birth of Harper and see how the Lord has provided for your precious family. The photos and versers are a perfect match. Just when I think she cannot get any cuter ... OH MY! What a precious family you three are!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Claire said...

What a beautiful post! You really are such a blessing, sweetheart!

Cxx

Amber said...

Glory be to God :)

Lianna Knight said...

Thank you SO much for these Kelly....especially the last two verses. I can't wait to get home tonight, get my Bible out, and look into these verses even more :)

What a blesing you are...and little Harper too!

Kelly said...

What an awesome post. Thanks. I enjoyed it very much.

Patty said...

Kelly, I love this post and all the verses you shared and Harper'a sweet little face. My family is believing God for so much right now and this was encouraging to read!
Have a great day.
Blessings,
Patty

Rachel H. said...

Those are all great, and I love how you put a picture to each! I love it!

shelley said...

Thank you for such a wonderful post. Great idea!!

sjm4him said...

Wonderful pics--praise the Lord for your (now) healthy baby. Always makes my day to see her pictures. Great how you tied the scriptue to fun pics of Harper.

Rebecca said...

thank you so much for this today. it was MUCH needed as I start this Monday at work. it was perfect!

Genesis Craig Costner said...

What an adorable idea! Your blog has been such a blessing! Thank you. :)

Keris said...

Her smile is positively divine---it gets me every time I see it! I can't believe she is drinking from a sippy cup already!

April said...

What a wonderful way to start my day! Thank you!

Casi said...

Kelly,

Thank you so much for sharing these photos with the scriptures! I cannot tell you how much this lifted my spirits as we just found out our first attempt at IUI was unsuccessful.

I have actually claimed the same verse you did while trying to conceive - Jeremiah 29:11. When I first thought this verse was speaking to me, I thought 'no, silly, it's just because you read it on Kelly's blog.' However, in true God fashion, it just started coming up over and over again on blogs I read, in my current Bible study and last week during a leadership conference I attended no less than FOUR times.

I say all of this simply because I want you to know how much of an inspiration you are to me. Thank you for sharing your life and your faith.

Casi

Aishlea and Brandon said...

She is sooo cute! What a way to start Monday!! :)

Misty said...

Thank you (she comments through tear-blurred eyes)...wonderful!

Katie said...

The last verse is my favorite!

Mere said...

Loved this post!! So sweet! That Harper is an absolute doll! She truly is blessed with precious parents too!

Katie said...

I am loving your blog..thanks for the great scriptures! :)

MrsSchoon said...

What a wonderful message!

amy said...

my favorite post ever! love it!

Erin said...

Praise God! And thank you for your testimony!

Juggling Thoughts said...

Beautiful!

Samantha said...

This is hands down my favorite post from you ever! I've been following your blog for a while and I adore EVERY post, but this one is amazing. :)

Susan said...

I love this post!!!

Rachel said...

I seriously just got goosebumps. This is awesome!

Jamie said...

What an awesome post! Thank you :)

mama faith said...

Beautiful post! Just beautiful!

Katie said...

Oh wow that was beautiful! Thank you!! : )

Tiffany said...

Amen :o)

Tonya said...

Teach that word girl!

noahandlylasmommi said...

So sweet!

Jenifer said...

amazing

Melanie said...

This is a beautiful, wonderful post, thank you Kelly! Thanks for the encouragement today & the reminder to look UP! This is such a wonderful post idea!

Genny said...

I absolutely loved this. Very sweet, and what a good mama you are. :)