Sunday, September 18, 2011

For Everything There Is A Season

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ~Matthew 11:28 NIV
Dear Precious Friends,
I have been facing some debilitating health issues since early this summer.  I have peace about it, because I know that the Lord is seeing me through this.  It has drawn me closer to Him, as I have relearned that I am not sufficient in my own strength, but His strength is sufficient.  My loving Shepherd is seeing me through this valley, and I know He is making me stronger in Him.   He is faithful and He wants me to lean on Him.
The Lord has gently told me that He loves me and He is going to bring good out of this trial.  He also told me this is a season where He wants me to rest in Him, and learn of Him as I devote myself to my family, my church, my teaching, and the people and situations He has put in my path.  He has promised me that I will continue to write for Him, but for right now, this is to be a season of resting in Him.  I am confident that as I rest and abide in Him, He is molding me and refining me according to His plan, and I rejoice in that.
I will not be writing for awhile, and I will depend on the Lord's leading for when and how I write again.  I love Him with all my heart, and I know this season of rest is for a purpose.  He so very much loves you and me, and where He leads us is always for our good.
I am very grateful for the wonderful friends I have made through this blog.  Your inspiration and encouragement have been a great blessing to me.  I will continue to pray for you and that God will richly bless you.
Your friend.
Patti

60 comments:

  1. You are obedient to rest now, and I pray all is well with you and that you may return to blog land when the time is right for you.

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  2. I am very sorry to hear about your health challenges, but I am so inspired by your faith. Before I started reading your post, my first thought when I went to your site is how I always enjoy the appearance of the photo at the top. The little girl running through the flowers always brings a smile to my heart. I hope the picture uplifts your heart and brings joy to your spirit during this time. I hope we will hear from you again soon. God bless.

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  3. Praying for you, Dear ~ Blessings ~

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  4. I shall be praying for you right now.
    For healing of body and soul and God's peace which transcends all understanding through this phase of your life.
    My Mom and I were talking about trials just the other day. She felt kind of miserable because of her helpless situation at the moment. We ended up praising the Lord; never are we nearer him than in our time of sorrow and illness. Then we feel with every bone in our body how strong we need the Lord and also just how close He is walking with us.
    I feel convinced you will become blessed in the same way.

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  5. I'll be remembering you in my prayers, Patti and praying for your continued peace. In my life, He has used times like these teaching moments, days, weeks...it sounds like you are listening to Him.

    Fondly,
    Mary

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  6. I'll be praying for you. Your spirit of trusting the Lord is inspiring. Blessings to you!

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  7. prayers going up for you. His presence is made known in your tremendous love and faith in an almighty God

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  8. I will be praying fervently for you! What a wonderful thing that you are keeping Him in the center of this season. He is ever faithful and ever near. I will be thinking of you and look forward to anything the Lord may put on your heart to write. God bless you.

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  9. Patti,
    May the Lord's face continue to shine on you at this time and may you continue to have the peace that passeth all understanding.

    Continue to draw from the Lord, all that you need as you take the time to rest in Him who will restore you to health speedily.

    I prayed for you today.

    Blessings from Carole in the UK

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  10. Patti - enjoy your rest and sabbatical from blogging. May the Lord bring complete healing to you and bless this special season in your life. May you be renewed and rejuvenated during this season of rest.Blessings to you and your family!

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  11. Patti, I will hold you in my prayers as God holds you in His hands. Blessings to you.
    Rhonda

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  12. I'm so sorry to read this. Many prayers for you. Hold tight to His hand.

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  13. Dear Patti
    Thank you for sharing your present journey. I will be keeping you in my prayers as the Lord brings you to remembrance, dear friend.

    You have become a dear blog friend to me. It has been an honor for me to be counted one of the friends God has given you.

    I will surely miss your writing... but hopefully you can still drop by my blog place once in a while to say hello,

    Much love
    Lidia

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  14. Praying for your healing and rest.

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  15. I will be praying for you Patti. I hope you can update us sometime .
    Love & Prayers .

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  16. Blessings and healing in Jesus name...may you see His strength rise up and lift you above your circumstances....prayers and refreshment in Him

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  17. My prayer is that you will experience a season of rest, peace and healing.

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  18. God bless you, Patti, and thank you for your inspiring words. I have added your button to my blog!

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  19. I am sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you! ~LOVE

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear that you are having health issues. I have psoriatic arthritis and the days can be long when one is in pain just to move. I will miss reading your post and will pray for you that you will regain your strength.

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  21. Your faith is inspiring. Praying for you.

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  22. Dear Patti, I hope you get better very soon and I will keep you in my prayers. Lots of love. Nicky

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  23. Patti, I just read this today and I regret that through the summer I was not coming here. Actually, I was so busy in my garden that I didn't have much time for anything else. I will be including you in my prayers, daily. I will have faith that the Lord will see you through this trial. Rest and heal.

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  24. Dear Patti, This is my first time visiting your beautiful blog. I am sorry to hear of your trials, but blessed by your faith. As you have written, God uses our trials to bless us (Romans 8:28). I wrote a blog post about this:
    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/2011/08/dont-squander-your-inheritance.html
    and I invite you to read it. I will pray for you and follow your blog, looking forward to when you will be writing again, and I invite you to follow mine, Saved by Grace: http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/
    Love in Christ, Laurie Collett

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  25. Patti, I feel sad and concerned reading that you're not well. I hope and pray that you'll recover with much speed to a healthy life. I will miss seeing your posts, but doing what is required for good health is most important.

    I'll keep you in my thoughs and my prayers.

    With love.

    Peaches

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  26. I thought of you today, and here I am to tell you I am praying for you.

    Love
    Lidia

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  27. May this time, while God has "set up aside" be a time of growth and blessing even in the midst of the challenge.
    Blessings to you - Marsha

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  28. Thank you for sharing. Your humble openness to God's will is very inspiring. God bless.

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  29. I will also be praying for you Patti. God bless, Lloyd

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  30. Hello Patti, I am in the same place...Next I have my heart corrected on the 16th of this month. Sometimes we need to be still and know that "He is Lord." My prayers are with you, just rest in His love and allow others to do what you can't. Close your eyes to what you can't do. I was so frustrated at first,I walk slowly, but I can drive the car now...One moment, one hour and one day at a time. Much love Crystal xxx

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  31. Love your post! thank you for sharing...God bless you...loves soraya

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  32. Patti, I am praying for you this morning. I was listening to the Don Moen song: God Will Make a Way, and realizing how God brought good out of a hard situation that our family went through years ago. Bless you.

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  33. Although you have not been posting, I hope that you have been able to read these comments from people praying for you, concerned for you. And I especially hope that you will have a blessed Advent.

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  34. God bless you in all of your challenges. If you stay close to Him, you can never go wrong.

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  35. Lifting you up in prayer. You have a lot of people praying for and thinking about you. Sending positive energy to you that you will press on.

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  36. Patti, I dropped by to tell you I am praying for your healing even as I type these words. May your Advent season be full of hope.

    Miss you,
    Lidia

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  37. nice post...thanks for sharing...happy holidays..blessings...soraya

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  38. Dear Patti,

    Merry Christmas! We have hope because Jesus was born.

    Blessings, love, and peace to you and all your family {pets included} this Christmas.

    ♥... Kerrie

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  39. Hope things are going well. Merry Christmas.

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  40. Wishing you blessing and sweet suprises from our Father in this new year coming up. Praying for healing, rest and restoration!

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  41. Hi Pattie,

    Stopping by to wish you a happy new year. I hope 2012 will be an amazing year for you and your loved ones.

    May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

    Blessings, Kerrie

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  42. Pattie, I just stumbled upon your site and hope you are doing well. I hope we'll hear from you soon.

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  43. Patti, I am keeping you in prayer. You are missed but understand you must take a break.

    Blessings,

    katlupe

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  44. This is just a note to say that I pray You are doing better and recovering. And I pray the peace of God continues to sustain you.

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  45. Great post. I wish you would come over as we could be friends

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  46. Patti,

    I am sorry to hear of your health challenges
    but glad that you are at peace through the valley.
    blessings to you - marsha

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  47. May God's comfort and love flurish in your life and in the lives of those you are most concerned about. May His Peace cover you and protect you. Rest and be blessed. I will pray for you!

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  48. God bless you. Your faith is very inspiring. I love they picture you have that has the verse that starts "To everything there is a season..."

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  49. Hi Patty, Hope you and your family are fine. Missing you. May our Father in heaven comfort you and bless you. Much love.

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  50. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. nice post thanks for sharing...blessings

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  52. nice post thanks for sharing...looking for to visit more..i found your blog thrue other follower...blessings

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  53. I just wanted to pop in and see how your doing. I'm wishing you well and thankful for your trusting God through your circumstances. I'm hoping that you post again soon! :) Blessings to you....

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  54. Hi Patti, how are you doing..thinking of you and missing your beautiful and encouraging posts. God bless you x

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  55. Hello Patti, May God, protect and heal you as he did me. Happy Christmas and I pray it is a happy peaceful family time for you. With love Crystal Mary

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  56. Stopping to say hello and send you a cyber hug. With love.

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  57. Hello Patti, I believe God brought me here to pray for you today. So I am lifting you before the throne of God and praying that He is healing and giving you growth and grace in the midst of your trial. God bless, Maria

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  58. Stopping to say hello and send you a cyber hug. With love.

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