Monday, August 24, 2009


She shall rejoice in time to come...

Proverbs 31:25

I wish that I could take credit for this amazing picture, but it was taken from Photobucket. I used to hear this verse and think of people- that people are made beautiful in their time (with gifts and talents and dreams fulfilled.) Now, I apply it also to things and circumstances. There is a time for everything. And, God will make beautiful and perfect that which we are concerned about. (Psalm 138:8)
I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
Ecclesiastes 3:10-14

How wonderful that God has put eternity in each heart with a curiosity and longing for life beyond death and a desire to live for more than the mundane and the temporal. How precious that God made the way for eternal, abundant, and fulfilling life here and now through Christ. Please stop by Amy Deane's blog and consider joining WFW!


  1. Beautiful post from a beautiful heart. Please stop by arise 2 write and pick up an award.

    Blessings, andrea

  2. Lovely, and as I said in another post, it is not in the length of the life that God glories but in the beauty of that life as it glorifies Him.

  3. Beautiful words Laurie and a great passage from Scripture as well. I remember longing to know more about where we came from and why we were here before I became a believer. I had a longing or desire for eternity in myheart even then.
    Thank you dear friend.
    Love Collette xxx

  4. Hey Laurie,

    Thanks so much for joining us today!! What a powrful verse and I love the thoughts you shared on it.

    I'm so grateful for God's precious promises, especially this one, truly it's in HIS time, always...


  5. He really is concerned with the things that concern us and works it out in His time. I have seen a glimpse of that just today in a specific circumstance. This is a wonderful truth.

    Much love to you Laurie!!

  6. Beautiful photo, I love butterflies, wonderful scripture to go along with it.
    ~ Blessings to you sweet friend !

  7. I love this scripture. It's wonderful to be able to put our complete trust in his perfect timing!

  8. Blessings sweet Laurie...thank you for your kind words on your visit but it was 19 yrs. ago the loss of my as this scripture reminds us, the LORD makes all things beautiful in His time! The butterfly represents new life, and our eternal life is the best life & hope we can cling to...we shall rejoice in time to come! Thankful for eternity in our hearts & that you chose to share this! Standing in awe & reverence of Him with you on this Word Filled Weds. ...

    [By the way,Amydeanne is having others host WFW each week so it changes and this week, it is with Susan @ Forever His
    ... maybe you knew this but I'll check the links just in case]

  9. Laurie,

    Perhaps this is the very reason why people continue to pursue more every day. Better jobs, better homes, better everything, in search of that very thing that God placed in our hearts. It just too bad that some keep looking in all the wrong places.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  10. I love this verse. Thank you for sharing it! is still that "in its time" part I struggle with, though... this verse is a good reminder to us to trust and wait, wait and trust, in the Lord.

  11. everything is beautiful and made perfect in it's time -- in the time that God has prepared for that purpose. Thanks for that reminder today -- as I go through a period of waiting, it's easy to get distracted... but I know that in God's time, it is perfect.

  12. Hi Laurie! I love the concept of the butterfly with that it was an "ugly" catepillar before. great verse!

  13. Hi precious sister,

    Beautiful sharing...

    May our beauty be that we glorify our GOD in our lives through obedience to HIM.

    I've missed visiting with you. Glad I was able to come by. I pray that you and your family are doing well. Love and blessings.

  14. A beautiful picture, verse and post, Laurie ~

  15. This is such a wonderful post, Laurie. Thanks for sharing your thought to us. :)

  16. Beautiful picture and verse. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Very very touching and beautiful. I often say, there is a time and a season. (Coming out of Ecc.)


  19. Hey, Laurie,
    I love the butterfly illustration. It is the logo for our church's mission: transformation.

    And, of course, I love the verse about eternity in the hearts of men (& women!) which is my mission at Eternity Cafe! We're 2 birds of a feather!

    And by the way, how are you doing with your book? Remember that I'd love to read what you've got!

  20. Wow, what a beautiful blog! Inspirational too. I'll be back again for more inspired words...

    You are invited to join me:

    While you're there, sign up to play a fun game I'm hosting next week...