Saturday, May 7, 2011

Scripture & A Snapshot {Week 33}

Psalm 27:11

How often do we pray, asking God to make our paths straight or our burdens light?
How often do we ask Him to change our course to one that's easy or at least not as difficult as the one before us?

But how often do we ask Him to give us the courage and strength to walk the path before us; to give us the proper feet and footing that will allow us to make it through that rocky terrain?!

David wrote the following while he was hiding from Saul and running for his life in the barren wilderness:

"He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; 
   he causes me to stand on the heights."
(2 Samuel 22:34)

The ibex that live in the rocky terrain around Israel are amazing! They are so surefooted and jump from rock to rock. God gave them the feet needed to live in that landscape. These are likely the deer that are referenced by David. And it's in that wilderness when he recognizes that God will not always make our paths straight and easy. Sometimes He will say "No, I'm sorry. This time it will be a difficult path." But God will give us the ability to make it through those dark times and tough paths.

He is always with you; 
He will walk that nearly impossible path by your side
and at times He may even carry you when the burden is so heavy it buckles your knees.


Want to join in this challenge?
Here's how to participate:

1. Select a scripture.
My hope is that each week you will search your Bible and select a verse that has meaning for you.
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2. Add a photo to it.
I hope that you will chose a photo that goes with your chosen scripture, and not just throw these two elements together. The photo can be from your archives or a new shot. Please only use your own photos. You can have the scripture on your photo, below it, make a collage - however you want, as long as the two elements are together!

3. Put the Scripture & a Snapshot button in your post.
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  1. So true.... how often do I have the courage to follow the path He puts before me...

    Nice shot!

  2. Excellent verse and photo! :)

    I'll be the first to say that I don't often pray for God to make my path straight and my burden light. It's definitely time to change that!

  3. Hi Katie,

    Wow, what an awesome photo, scripture and narrative. This speaks to me so loudly. I have been going through some really rough terrain over the past 4 months on my job. Wishing I could quit because I'm in a job I strongly dislike. The workload has been crushing. I've been crying out to God for over a year for a new job. Every door I knock on seems closed. But finally, I think I see a light at the end of the dark tunnel. I've been asking God to lead, guide and direct me on the path he wants me to travel for a long time. Thanks for this timely, encouraging post.


  4. Katie,
    What a great exhortation. We do pray more often that the Lord would smooth out our path. We really would rather not have to walk the one filled with steep climbs and jagged, scary rocks.

    Great photo too.

    Happy Mother's Day.


  5. Great photo, Katie. It's true that sometimes the path is rocky, but we can rest assured that He is by our side every step of the way.


  6. Love the photo and verse! Linking up for my first time and excited to be a part of this effort to get the Word out! God bless.

  7. Jeremiah 11:29 'For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
    Jeremiah had just instructed those in exile to settle into their situation and the key word for me is 'hope.' He is our hope.
    Lovely picture and scripture. Love the focus on this shot.

  8. Awesome scripture and snapshot Katie.

    I pray your Moms day is filled with many good things.

  9. Beautiful photo, and I love your thoughts.

  10. I love this picture & verse! one of my favorites!

  11. Such a great shot and challenging verse! Thank you for sharing! Could I also ask what is the name of the font you used for the verse? I LOVE it and would love to know what it is! Thanks and have a great day!

  12. I think the computer ate my comment! I'll try again. Ha!

    Great verse and beautiful picture. There have been many times I have asked for a change of course or a better path in my life. Oh how I wish I would have just trusted Him and the direction He chose for me!

    Have you heard the song by Laura Story called "Blessings"? It is AMAZING and this post made me think about it.

  13. Thanks for the reminder that He will not always make our way easy, but He will equip us to follow the way He leads us. Nice photo. I really like the depth of field.

  14. Very inspiring message. Thanks for the photo too- great illustration. He promised He'd go with us through our trials, not that we'd have none. Thanks again!

  15. Beautiful, Katie! What a great reminder to ask Him to show us the way He wants us to go! It's amazing how I often forget to consult Him in the way He wants me to go.

  16. What a beautiful reminder - this world isn't easy but God is always there.


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