Saturday, August 27, 2016

Where Am I Going?

I have to admit, there are times when I have no idea!

Have you ever felt that way or am I the only one?
I mean, I do know that ultimately, I am going to go to heaven one day.
But where am I actually heading on my day to day journey?
There are days when I feel like I'm traveling in the fast lane—not by my lifestyle...
...but like life is just passing by so quickly.
Or sometimes it seems like I'm headed down a one-way street,
not being able to get to where I need to be.

What is the reason for this out-of-nowhere, random question?

I will blame it on my new phone.
Yes, my peeps...I have actually joined the ranks and gotten an iphone!
I know, I's about time I got with the program, right?
My dumb little phone has done me well all these years, but it was time.
And what have I been lusting longing for most after seeing many of YOU using it?
The Waterlogue App.

So I was going through some of the many photos I've taken so far
 and decided to give this random shot that I took on my way to work one morning
the Waterlogue treatment.

Oh my...

That road seemed to take on a whole new meaning and I just couldn't stop looking at it.
I'm not really sure why, but it had a way of making me take stock of my life.
Some days I might feel like I've pretty much got it all together,
but there are just as many days I know, unequivocally, that I do NOT!
I look at that road and it reminds me that I should be farther along on my journey.

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 
"This is the way; walk in it."
Isaiah 30:21

Thank you, Lord, for your holy spirit that convicts us me...not condemns me...
...but shows me what is it that I need to do—the things that I do have control over,
to make a difference in the lives of those that I come in contact with.

So...I fret a little and pray a lot.
 But here's what I do know...
...after God...

 I may not always know where I am going 
but I do recognize when I have been lagging behind.
I am thankful for the holy spirit's conviction and for the sweet grace of my Savior. 
I came across this poem that kind of puts it all into perspective, 
Life is a Journey

Life is but a stopping place,
a pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys,
different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...

Our destination is a place,
far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
for some the journey's slow.

And when the journey finally ends,
we'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
together with the Lord.
So yes, I've been having some fun playing with my new iphone...
...and isn't it just like God to use technology to get His message across?!

I follow Jesus so I shall not walk in darkness, but I have the light of life.
John 8:12
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  1. Beautiful photo and beautiful words, Debby.

  2. The poem is lovely and I do love your photo. Blessings to you and yours this Sunday.

  3. Your photos are so good, I think they'll make wonderful water colors. This one is amazing! I think a lot of people feel just like you do. We never reach perfection, the thing is to keep striving to grow more like Christ. I do like the life is a journey metaphor--as it certainly is, with hills and valleys. Great post and good thoughts--all because of your phone, lol!

  4. Hello Debby, lovely post and words. The image is beautiful. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  5. Oh yes, I too have those same feelings, when I do I just rest in His promises and be still so He can work within me. God is in control and we must rest in Him at these times when we don't know where or what we're doing. I love the poem.

  6. Debbie, I don't know why it should, but it always amazes and blesses me so when the Lord puts the same burden or similar thoughts into the hearts and minds of two of His blogging servants at the same time. Your post here is parallel to the one I put up today and they go together well- at least in my mind. :-) Truly, this life is just a short little stop on the way to eternity!

    The graphic is lovely! I haven't knowingly seen the results of that app before. My husband told me he thought I should get an iPhone when we replace my three year old Windows phone (which is starting to give me trouble). I am now reconciled to that! Truly a picture can be worth a thousand words! How wonderful when the Lord can use a picture to make us think on the more important meanings of this life. <3

  7. Similar thoughts here and I had no Waterlogue App to help...I've had an iPhone for a couple of years and still don't have that one! The photo is pretty, dreamy, whimsical, moody, floaty, ethereal, ...I have run out of adjectives. He will lead; He always does as we look to Him. God bless you, my friend.

  8. Oh to hear these precious words of truth and see your lovely photo and read this sweet poem is a blessing!

    As I recuperate and need to rest which is something this always on the go person doesn't enjoy, I have been spending copious amounts of time on waterlogue and dreamscope. I like them both for different effects for specific photos. These apps are so fun and produce such neat pics.

  9. You have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself both in the beauty of your words and through your art.

  10. I love this. I have pondered how God could use my broken body...He can and will. I need to trust and obey. I once had that ap too. I like photos both ways....

  11. Good words Debby ...
    Wishing you a good new week too,

    All the best Jan

  12. I love the comparison of life to a journey. Sometimes we (I!) think of this place as my home, and yet it is such a temporary dwelling. Recognizing that fact changes how I spend my time here.

    Your Waterlogue photo is wonderful! I can't wait to see all of the lovely images you make with that technology.

    P.S. I love your new header too!

  13. Wonderful post and photo! Thanks for sharing!

  14. That photo works well for this app. I am sure you will enjoy your new toy/phone.:) It is wonderful how God uses whatever is in our hands to teach us about life.Have a blessed week.

  15. I think everyone has felt like that sometimes. Good thoughts here, Debby, and a lovely Waterlogue photo! I love that app!

  16. Oh my, what a clever phone! Gorgeous photo. Oh to have a phone that transforms photos into watercolour marvels! I am one of those who quite often doesn't know where the road I amble along is taking me. I only know that I meet gorgeous people, such as you, Debby, to share part of the 'stroll' along the way and encourage me. Such a lovely post.

  17. I felt that way too! Thanks for sharing that verse from John♥ Blessings

  18. Beautiful post today, Debby! I have never heard of that app, I might have to go check it out.

    Enjoy your week...
    Hugs, Amy

  19. A great post and I love the poem. So true.
    I've had my smart phone for a couple of months now and I'm liking it. : )

  20. I like that poem. It reflects so much truth!
    Oh, life.

    Enjoy the week, Debby!

  21. Love how you did the photo. Great words too.

  22. You have stepped into a brave world with your iphone! We don't own a cell phone of any kind...yet. I hope we can continue to hold out, as I don't want to be that accessible, and I don't want to be addicted to a phone. The computer is bad enough, but at least it stays in one place. Good luck, though. Looks like you're already mastering some fun apps.

  23. Congrats on the new phone. :-) I hate learning new technology, but it's a way of life now. Beautiful photo, and most of us can relate to your words. My daily prayer is that something I've done, said or written has eternal value when my life is over. That's the only thing that matters.

  24. My hubby still has a flip phone, and never uses it. I have an iPhone, but still don't have any apps or understand its full capabilities by a long shot. I love (love!) your watercolor photo - and yes, it does seem to lend itself to deeper contemplation. I'm at a time in my life when I often don't know if I'm coming or going - wearing a lot of *hats* - but I do know who walks every step with me.

    Don't you wish God would *text* us? Oh wait, I think He has - it's called the Bible!!!


  25. The picture is beautiful. I'm going through a stage of not knowing where I am going since Amara changed schools and I am no longer spending 20 or 30 hours a week volunteering. Where am I going now?

    1. Give it God and He will help you find your way :) Hugs!

  26. Oh Debby, how you make me smile! You are way ahead of me, sweet friend, as I don't even have a cell phone! I know, kind of shocking {{smiles}} But it's of my own desire and decision. Maybe someday I will give in and get one {especially if I can play with my photos like you do}.

    Delightful post, sweet lady. Enjoy the long weekend. Love and hugs!

  27. Nice thoughts, Debby. Very encouraging!


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