The secret to receiving God’s best (plus blog link up news)

Renee Ann Smith —  October 31, 2012 — 32 Comments

As for God, His way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
He shields all who take refuge in Him.
~Psalm 18:30, NIV~

~And from The Message~
What a God!
His road stretches
Straight and smooth.
Every God-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him
Makes it.

(Click here to Tweet this Jim Elliot quote to your friends.)

Photo Backstory: Missionary Jim Elliot’s short life of service and sacrifice lend credibility to his calm assurance that we follow a God who He always has our best in mind. Jim’s quote seemed fitting to grace these lovely trees from my niece’s yard. That red color had me pulling out my iPhone camera to snap a pic. Of course, this was several weeks ago and pre-Hurricane Sandy!

I wrote about Jim and Elisabeth Elliot here: The Most Remarkable Woman I’ve Never Met.

And here: The Most Remarkable Woman I’ve Never Met, Part II.

This week I’m linking up with Word-filled Wednesday, Thankful Homemaker, Wholehearted Home Wednesdays, This and That Thursday, Little Things Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Hearts for Home, Legacy Leaver, Beautiful Thursday, Simply Link, Favorite Things, Faith-filled Friday, Weekend WhateverScripture and a Snapshot, Your Sunday Best, Still Saturday, The Sunday Community, Heart Reflected, and Fresh-brewed Sundays.

****And now for some breaking news about COME TO THE TABLE, the blog link up for my wonderful bloggy friends!

When I started a blog link up, I was hoping to create a place where blogs would receive more visibility. So I encouraged folks to visit their link up neighbors and make new friends.

But visiting neighbor blogs takes time, and some folks had trouble visiting around. So I will try the hop one more time—as an END of the MONTH blog hop. I will post the hop during the last week of November. Bloggers can link any favorite post (or posts) from the month.

What do you all think? Any input? If there is not enough interest, I will move on to one of my other blogging ideas!

Oh—and the winner of the Amazon Gift Card from the last hop is Brittany! Congrats!

Thanks for stopping in today! Blessings, Friends!

***Right now my blog theme can’t handle those cute social sharing buttons that make life so easy. But here’s a quick link to Facebook if you want to spread this quote around. And I know you have a Pin It button by now!

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

32 responses to The secret to receiving God’s best (plus blog link up news)

  1. We must remember that we are here to encourage each other in our walks.
    I’ll be back for the link up! Well, I’ll probably be back before then – but I’m marking my calendar as a reminder!

  2. amen! God’s way is always perfect.

  3. I enjoyed hopping around to other blogs, but you are right, it was hard to get to all of them. Especially the ones that were a bit longer in length. I still enjoyed meeting new bloggers and having them stop by my blog 🙂 Looking forward to the end of November for the next hop 🙂 Thanks so much Renee for coming up with this idea. I am a fan 🙂

  4. appreciate the hop when i’m actually avbl which is never as often as i’d like!
    lots of life commitments… so thinking the 1/mon hop is a great alternative.. TY!

  5. That is so pretty. Thank you. Blessings ~

  6. Love Jim E.! Both he and Elizabeth have been instruments in my life through reading their works.

  7. I have all I can do to linkup on different blogs, read the linkups from my own blog, and get back around to as read from as many of the blogs I can each week from my blog followers. I think a blog hop once a month is a wonderful idea!! You can afford to do that as you have enough followers already. Have you ever noticed that you loose readers if you don’t interact with them?! I love your writing style and variety and hope to come back and spend quite a bit of time.

    • You should know about blog hops, Judith, because yours is such a lovely place to hang out! I appreciate all the work you put into your blog and the encouragement you share through it. Thanks for taking time to share here. Blessings!

      • And thanks, Renee, for linking up.

        I really appreciate all that you share. You seem to have such a heart for what you share.

        Thanks too for the compliment on my blog. The credit goes to the Lord as He is the One who has helped me to write again. I usually start off feeling inadequate.

  8. Hey Renee! Love the quote! When I put my hands in his, I get so much more than what my little pea brain can ever think up! 🙂

    • So true, Mindy–about needing Him, I mean–not that you have a pea brain! I had fun reading your posts about Allume. Looks like a great event for bloggers. You’ve made me want to check it out in the future . . . Blessings!

  9. Renee,

    Your corresponding scripture from the Message brought tears to my eyes: “Everyone who runs toward him. Makes it.” How quickly we forget that the only step necessary is the first step when we’ve turned toward God. Thanks so much for sharing. Hopping over from Be Not Weary, and so glad I did 🙂

    • Love your blog, Lori! So much good stuff there. I read more posts than I had time to comment on but LOVED the post about how much someone would pay for our words. Thank you for your insights and inspiration! Blessings!

  10. Loved your beautiful photo and quote.

  11. Thanks so much for your photo (beautiful!!) and quote. It’s a great reminder for sure and LOVE Psalm 18 too, the whole chapter is amazing. Blessings, Nancy at livininthegreen

  12. very inspiring, i will post your posted at my facebook thank you.

  13. Oh now that verse on the image is exactly what I have been discussing with my family. Great to be reminded of it here again today.

  14. An inspiring post. xo

  15. What wonderful scripture and uplifting messages along with your lovely photo. It meant a lot to me!

  16. lovely. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Monday wishes xo P.S. sorry I’m so late visiting 🙂

  17. I loved the Autumn picture! What a perfect quote as well. I’m looking forward to your blog hop! Thank you so much for linking up with Leaving A Legacy.


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