Monday, December 6, 2010

But Sarah


"But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God."
- 1 Samuel 30:6

But David.

Amidst all that David faced that day, the loss of his wives and children, a camp raided with the smell of smoke lingering, a weary army crying out all of their strength, his people discussing the art of stoning him .... He chose a different road.

But David.

He looked past the burning circumstances, dreams gone up in smoke. He chose to listen to God's voice over those clamoring to kill him. His heart beating with pain for his own loss, he turned to the Lord to find strength.

But David.
He sought the Lord. He heard His plan for their lives. He went out in the Lord's strength, overtook the enemy, gained the victory, took back what was stolen, and then some.

Will there be a But Sarah ...
The story of my life, written on the lives of those I have touched. A woman known for standing her ground refusing to budge from the promises of God. A mommy who relies on God's strength regardless of the circumstances around her. A wife who supports and encourages her husband to reach the dreams God has placed in him. A friend who loves lavishly with God's love that never fails.

But (and enter your name). What do you want to be known for in this life? Would you share with us friends. Let's splash each other with all of the potential God has placed in our lives. Dare to believe it. Dare to live it. Dare to trust that with God all things are possible.

31 comments:

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

I want to be known to be a woman who believes in her God. A woman who knows the power of God and isn't afraid to let people know it and see it.

Thank you for asking! Thank you for posting!

Blessings and favor be to you, Sara.

Janet

www.homeward4.blogspot.com

Ryan said...

But Ryan stands firm on the Word of God, obeying everything Jesus taught us regardless of circumstances or what others dictate.

Theresa said...

I want to be a woman who glorifies God in all I do!

No Ordinary Me said...

I needed this today. Thanks for sharing.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I want to remain a woman who knows her desperate need for God and His unending grace and love for me. I never want to stop fully relying on Him for EVERYTHING! And thanking Him for everything too!

I love you!
Jill
Hugs sweet friend!

Debbie said...

Love this opportunity Sarah.

But Debbie ... a women who loved the Lord and didn't mind when her life turned upside down. She knew God had a plan and a purpose even though she didn't understand it. And she loved sharing why she responded differently than many others. :)

I'm praying that those close to me will come to know the Lord.

Heather said...

I want to be known as the woman who glorifies God in all she does too.

Bekah said...

You are going to get quoted in my journal tonight. :) God has been, I'm sure, much like a parent to a toddler in dealing with me today - URGING me to keep my focus on Him when loud voices shout around me and try to distract me from what I know HE has said to me. Your last few sentences hit me... "Dare to believe it. Dare to live it. Dare to trust that with God all things are possible."

Treasures Evermore said...

What an incredible post...thank you for sharing and causing me to "pause"...I want to be a woman who serves the Lord with all my heart. I want to be a woman whose heart breaks for the things that breaks the Heart of God...a woman who cares for the orphans and widows of the world....a woman who is not afraid to pray for things that are humanly impossible, but having faith of a mustard seed to pray those kinds of prayers.

Renee Ann said...

Love your blog and thanks for the challenge in this post! Blessings!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Great post!! It captures perfectly the heart of my new Bible study from CrossBooks publishers. Each of us is leaving a legacy for the generations that come behind. What will my legacy look like? And yours? Certainly something to ponder.

Leah

Joanne Sher said...

WONDERFUL post, Sarah. But Joanne are words I SO need to focus on! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You've got yourself a new follower.

Kathie Whitestone Thompson said...

But Kathie ... she loved JESUS and she loved me.

Some years ago I was asked to succinctly sum up what I wanted people to say about me at my memorial service -- the above is what I hope will be said then and can be said now.

Thanks, Sara.

Holy hugs!

Andrea said...

LOVE this!
But Andrea... I want to be a woman known as someone who went when God said go. Who shined a light where others would not. Who wasn't afraid to stand for those who could not.
Blessings and love to you Sarah

Kay K said...

Thanks for sharing ....
BUT Glenna
She loved the LORD she talked the talk and walked the walk . she wanted people to see that it was a JOY to be a CHRISTIAN !!!!

deodate said...

Sara, thanks for stopping by my blog and because of that, I found yours. I would like to be known as a woman who isn't perfect, but wasn't afraid to get up and try again. I would like to be thought of as gentle, compassionate, hopeful, joy-filled, grateful and in love with the Lord. Is that too much to ask?
Andie

GlowinGirl said...

You know I recently read this story as I made my way through Samuel, and was struck with similar thoughts . . . while David's men were falling apart around him, plotting mutiny . . .while the losses were devastating personally . . . he chose to seek God. Yes, I want to be able to do those things.

Thank you for splashin' round my place. Yours is lovely and worth a soak. :)

Bek said...

Love it! Thank you.

But Rebecca stood tall on the Word of God, not wavering from the truth and peace followed her all the days of her life.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

But Susan.
A woman, who built connections between those in the Body of Christ, and learned to appreciate the gifts each brother and sister had to offer. A woman, who passionately followed her Lord everywhere He led.

Thanks for visiting my blog, Sarah. :)

That corgi :) said...

thanks for visiting our blog (a corgi in Southern California) and your kind comment! I loved how you did this with the Scripture and made it relevant to you and how you want to be known and to live your life for the Lord! Mine would be (probably) But Betty chose to trust in God even when all else seemed impossible, because she knows the truth of his word and his promises.

Enjoy Wednesday!

betty

The Unknowngnome said...

Let us splash!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I love it. Great food for thought here, Sarah. I desire to splash in His presence and get everyone around me wet!

Kaz said...

I would like to be known for being the complete opposites of the many faults that I have... which means, I hope that God can get rid of all the dross in me, and turn me into the Woman and Mother I should be...

Btw... cool blog... I found you over at Andie's Meanderings :O)

Toyin O. said...

Awesome Sara, I will like to be known as someone who loved Jesus and whom Jesus loved. Great post.

I just also want to thank you for your visit and gracious comment. Have a blessed day:)

Audrey said...

What a refreshing splash this was!! ...but Audrey walked with the Lord all the days of her life, and was known as His friend. I pray I live up to those words.

Stephanie M. Page said...

Yes, I want to be know as a woman of great faith who believed God could do the seemingly impossible, who trusted him no matter what and who encouraged others to know him wholeheartedly. Oh Jesus be strong in my imperfections!!

Awesome post. ;)

Ginger said...

Hello Sara,
What shall I say? But Sarah splashed in and left a comment to brighten my day... Yes that did just rhyme.

Seriously though, my thoughts gear toward a but God preach from my pastor where He steps in through it all. My part would be in the receiving. Sometimes that's easier said than done.

But Ginger was open to God and all He had for her.

Maxine said...

I want to be remembered for pointing others to Christ both in Word and action.

Thank you for visiting over at my Scraps blog yesterday. It is so nice to meet you; not sure how you found me, but I see this is a busy and active place here and I will surely be back.

Loved this post!

Jo Princess Warrior said...

But Jo Princess Warrior chose to trust in Him for her strength instead of trusting in her own strength.

PS - I have shared this on my Princess Warrior Lessons FB page - love it!

Pia said...

love this post. i want to be known as someone who held on tight to God's promises and eventually had double portions of everything that was lost. i want to be known as someone who's impossible was made possible by God Almighty.

Vicki said...

This is beautiful! I just found your blog through Connie's blog "Treasures Evermore," and I have to say that I love your effervescently joyful attitude!! :-D :-D :-D

"But Vicki placed her hand in the hand of the Savior and stepped out in faith to do whatever He asked her to do."

That's what I want to be remembered for -- childlike faith; courage that comes, not from within, but from the power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I will be back to visit again!

Love in Christ,
Vicki
http://butgivemejesus.blogspot.com/