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The Watered Soul: Can’t Afford to Trash it

Jun 23, 2010

Can’t Afford to Trash it

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So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:35 NIV


Paper, plastic, computers, old furniture, cell phones, food scraps, and even unused medicines are just of few of the many things that find its way to dumpsters daily. According to the EPA, Americans discarded 250 MILLION tons of trash in 2008. Each of us contributing about 4.5 pounds of trash daily.
Whew, I knew paper had a way of accumulating around my home and office but those statistics are surprising.  From the looks of the piles of paper around here, it’s time for me to buckle down and do a thorough purging. Some things I hang onto way too long. Beyond the paper, there are times I have to consciously throw out stinky thinking, complaining, and clear out useless activities from my daily routine.
At times the stresses of life and work pile up so high threatening to smother out my hope and expectation. However, Hebrews reminds me to keep a firm grasp of my confidence in God.

Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. Hebrews 10:35 (AMP)

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38 Comments:

At June 23, 2010 at 1:24 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

If one loses ones condidence then that's a big thing in life to lose,
Whatever life throws at you confidence is needed.
Yvonne.

 
At June 23, 2010 at 3:40 AM , Blogger Wanda said...

So true, Yvonne. I appreciate your visits here. Wishing you a blessed WFW!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 4:07 AM , Blogger jo.attalife said...

What a great reminder for me today. I tend to hold on the ugly and nasty, and yet throw out my confidence so hastily. God just spoke to me right now. Thank you!
Here's my word-filled Wednesday.

 
At June 23, 2010 at 5:01 AM , Blogger GlowinGirl said...

How true! We need to hang on tightly to our confidence in Christ, and make sure we throw away the things in life that harm our walk with Him.

 
At June 23, 2010 at 5:03 AM , Anonymous Mylene said...

Good traits are easier to throw away but the bad ones are easier to keep.

A very good reminder.

Blessings!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 6:12 AM , Blogger ceemee said...

This is true, oftentimes we replace confidence in God with lots of worries and negative thinking. it needs to be the other way around.

 
At June 23, 2010 at 6:44 AM , Blogger godsown said...

Such an true word!
Thxs for posting and passing at my blog

Bernice

 
At June 23, 2010 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Beth in NC said...

Wonderful reminder! Thank you for sharing it with us!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 7:43 AM , Blogger One Heart said...

Great word. "...there are times I have to consciously throw out stinky thinking, complaining, and clear out useless activities from my daily routine." So very true. We must check ourselves continuously--or better yet, have Him examine our hearts to purge all that is not of Him.

Lovely WFW.

 
At June 23, 2010 at 8:18 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Amen! When our confidence is in God we can endure and continue to do good in the face of any adversity.

 
At June 23, 2010 at 8:49 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

GREAT one, Wanda! Needed this. Happy WFW!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 9:17 AM , Blogger lori said...

Oh Wanda! This was fantastic! We discard so much so easily...let us never discard our confidence in Him!

Great Word today!

peace,
lori

 
At June 23, 2010 at 9:19 AM , Blogger partialemptynester said...

OOoh, good one for sure! I love the accompanying picture...we do throw out soo much!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Andrea said...

Awesome reminder...I needed this, today.
Hugs,
andrea

 
At June 23, 2010 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Debra Kaye said...

Such a beautiful truth!! And a great reminder for me today!!

Happy WFW!!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Crystal Roberts said...

Love this!! great pic!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 10:47 AM , Blogger MyJourneyBack said...

Great word. Thanks for sharing this thought.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

 
At June 23, 2010 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Bev said...

thank you for sharing this reminder...to purge our heads and hearts!
xo

 
At June 23, 2010 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Daughter of the KING said...

My confidence is in the Lord - may I never lose it!

Blessings,
Linda J

 
At June 23, 2010 at 1:23 PM , Blogger Missie said...

I like this! I will definately have to hang this verse up if I ever feel those beads of doubt!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM , Anonymous Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Love it, Wanda! I just wrote on this exact topic last week! We must be on the same page!! :)

What a great reminder - thank you for this!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Great verse and great thoughts to go with it!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 5:37 PM , Blogger Denise said...

Amazing reminder.

 
At June 23, 2010 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

ooouch!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

ouch!

 
At June 23, 2010 at 6:40 PM , Blogger Cathy said...

A great WFW, thank you ~ Blessings ~

 
At June 23, 2010 at 6:40 PM , Blogger Cathy said...

A great WFW, thank you ~ Blessings ~

 
At June 23, 2010 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Susan said...

Amen, what a GREAT word and illustration to go with it.

Enjoyed this one♥

 
At June 24, 2010 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Ellie said...

We need this on recycle bins to remind people to think again. Yes, we all need to toss, but some things can be passed on and others can be recycled, reused~! I need to work on that pile of mine, that has been smothering my hope~

 
At June 24, 2010 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Wanda, thanks for splashing with me today! You sent a tidal wave of encouragement my way.

Friend, I too am learning to walk in confidence because of who I am!

Splashes for you today,
Sara

 
At June 24, 2010 at 8:12 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Sara, I enjoyed splashing around at your place and happy you decided to wade around a bit here.

Ellie, it's funny how things pile up so slowly we don't even realize that our hope is being smothered.

Thanks Susan, God bless you.

Thanks for visiting Cathy. God bless & keep you is my prayer.

Joatta, I enjoyed your WFW post.

Mylene, that's interesting way to look it.

Bluebutterfly, certainly keeping our eyes focused Him helps us withstand. I then think He places scriptures like this b/c He knows our human tendency to want to throw in the tile.

Lori, we must ever remind ourselves of His goodness when we're in the trenches of life.

Thank you, Joanne. Hope you're doing well.

Andrea, God bless you. He's so faithful to send us just what we need.

Crystal,Sherry I appreciate you stopping by.

Bev, heads & hearts. I like it.

Linda, no better place for your confidence to be.

Missie, His words has the right prescription in times of doubt. Having some "go to" scriptures is always good.

Natalie, no surprise we're on the same page. For there is one Lord, one Spirit. I'll have to check out your posts. It's always interesting to see how God reveals things to others.

Thanks, Lisa & Partialemptynester, Beth, Bernice Appreciate you stopping by. God bless you.

Bud, sorry didn't mean to step on toes :)

Debra & Denise, WFW has been such a blessing as I go across visiting blogs I get so many reminders.

One Heart, yes only He can fully examine us. We're more likely to give ourselves a pass.

Cemee...you're so right

Glowngirl, very wise words for us all you've shared.

 
At June 24, 2010 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Ozjane said...

good one......I too am overwhelmed by paper warfare. Wish Christian organizations would let your support them without overwhelming you with mail all the time.
Good reminder to cast out and also to cast onto Him all our care.

 
At June 24, 2010 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Faith Imagined said...

I've been meditating on this scripture off and on for a month. What a timely post for me! Great insights!

 
At June 25, 2010 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

There is no better confidence than in God! :D What a wonderful devotional post today! Thank you!

Have a great weekend!
Sherry

 
At June 26, 2010 at 12:18 AM , Blogger Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Wanda,
What a beautiful blog. I love your banner photo.
I needed to hear your post today. The storms of life can tempt us to throw away our confidence.
Janis

 
At June 26, 2010 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Very timely word! Thank you!

 
At June 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Mike said...

It's a great encouragement to persevere... thank you :)

 
At June 29, 2010 at 10:37 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Confidence in our Lord is a priceless commodity. One that I know I will never have to do without. Great post Sis. I'm proud to be a part of the family of God and to call you Sister.

(((Hugs)))

 

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