Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Turtle Tuesday: How Great Thou Art

B, the clay turtle dishes up a word for all who want to serve the Lord and not man.

Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing. 2 Tim 2:21
You are shaped for His purpose. Let the Lord use you today.
B His Girl


  1. Your turtle collection never ceases to amaze me, Barbara!

    Thank you for this word of encouragement. I'm doing my best to be a container filled with His spectacular love.

    Blessings to you, my sweet friend!

  2. How do you always do it?? You always confirm what God is saying to me. It's amazing.

    Do you like the Judaism for Dummies book? I was thinking about getting it.

    Okay, I'm posting more on the Jewish project tomorrow. I'm so excited. Praise God for direction!!

    Have an awesome day friend!

  3. Barbara,

    I think you left me a comment weeks ago that I never responded to. Did you tell me that you might be moving to GA? If you do, you be sure and let me know and we will connect.


  4. B,

    I'm always blessed upon my visit.

    I pray to be the type of container GOD can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing. I pray, I pray, I pray...

    Love you dear sister. Hugging you in a few weeks! YEAH!!

  5. This is precious. We are his works of art. He can use us as we are. After all, He shaped us and continues to shape us.

    Loved talking with you today!

    Isn't God grand?


  6. how sweet and simple! love it!

    I just taught last night on how God created us for the very purpose of pour His light through us...so others might see and glorify our Father in heaven (matt 5:16)...your thoughts connect perfectly. I love that! :)

  7. So I decided to look up that scripture in other translations and also ran across verse 20 in the Message.

    "In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets—some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage."

    I'm feeling a bit more like the container used to take out the garbage right now. (I say that with a smile.)

    Love you!

  8. I l.o.v.e. visiting here B! May I be "the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing." What a wonderful Word!

    Blessings to you!

  9. Hi B!

    You are one of my Blessed...blogs of the month. Ck out my sidebar!

    Can't wait to meet you in a few weeks...yay!

  10. Did you look in your book for Sukkot? I'm still trying to figure out how our family will celebrate the feast. I'm formulating a plan though.

  11. I don't know how I missed this post the other day but I did. Maybe God knew that I didn't need it then but I do now. What a beautiful dish that is. Not because it is particularly fancy or expensive but because it has a purpose and is very useful. That is how our worth is measured.

  12. I love your little turtle vessel! Did someone special make that for you? I have some art pieces that look rather similar on my shelves.

    Thanks for the encouragement, B!

  13. dEAR bARBARA,
    wHAT AN AWESOME WOMAN OF GOD.....BECAUSE it is never about us but to GLORIFY THE FATHER.
    I love your post about the tennis shoes. Your hands were the extension of God's.
    Angel Hugs

  14. Hi B,

    I'm a newcomer to your blog site. It's a wonderful site and I am inspired here. Yes, let Him use me for His purpose each and every day of my life.

    I love the turtles!

    I've become a follower of yours tonight. I'm inviting you to visit my site and I would be honored if you decided to become a follower of mine.

    Blessings to you sweet sister.


  15. If He can use me - cracks and all - I'm humbled!

    Last night a group of us drove to NYC to the Brooklyn Tabernacle to their Tuesday night prayer meeting. Before we got lost I looked out the window as we were going over the brige where you could see the statue of liberty in the background... and there in the sunsetting sky was a feather in the cloud made of rainbow colors. Everyone in the car gasped with me - and then there was another one. They quickly faded. We got lost - but then we found our way in time to Worship our Great God in that spirit filled place!
    Only God! We could nothing else but PRAISE our God!

    I tried capturing it on film - not sure what will come out - I'll see if it's worth posting.

    Collecting feathers with you!

    Choosing JOY,
    [JESUS - the One I sing about]

  16. Not much longer now!!!! The TURTLE girl will be in our neck of the woods!!!! YIPEE!!!!

  17. B,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me encouraging words!

    Love your turtle collection!

    I trust God has me right where He wants me now in the season that is perfectly preparing for what is next!

    I am praying for others that live close to me to be shown that love Him and we can worship Him together!

    I'm blessed beyond words by the family God has given me and the friends He has brought me through blogging!

    In Christ's love,

  18. I needed to hear this word of encouragement, B. Thanks!! Love you!!

  19. Just stopping in to say hello. I hope you are having a good weekend!

    Love you!

  20. That is a good word. I don't often see myself as a container.

  21. Hi B! Just wanted to let you know that you got a little mention in my P365 post today.

    Happy Sunday! Love you!