September 1, 2010

What to do in the D.O.G. Days. . .

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."  So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" 
Hebrews 13:5, 6 (NIV)

According to Wikipedia, "Dog Days" (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are "the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. . .Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress."

We could certainly classify these days as the "Dog Days" of summer.  The summer's heat (of 97 degrees today) coupled with the stagnant economy seem to define DOG Days, for sure.  Seems to be an ecomonic "lack of progress" for sure.   Lots of people ask, "Will America's economy ever bounce back?"  

It's good to keep in mind our verses...."Keep your lives free from the love of money...just be content with what you have."   It's tough to not think of money and the effects of "not having enough" to get by, I know.  Bills may be stacking up on your counter. . . your children may need new school clothes or supplies, or shoes.  Be; be satisfied.  Does that mean to actually be satisfied if you're having trouble paying for shoes for your children, or buying school clothes~~be content in THAT struggle?  Well, I think it means be content in the fact that we have GOD.  Even in these D.O.G. days, we can Depend On God!  Depend on GOD!  He has promised us so many things!  Just a few are:  never to leave us; to be OUR Helper; to provide for our every need. . . all He asks is for us to be content in whatever state we're in...even if it's in a "state of emergency," like Virginia and NC are right now.

Depend on God.   Even when things don't seem to be progressing the way WE want them to~~even if everything is going "backwards" from the way you originally planned it to go.  Backwards is NO BIG DEAL, because even in the dog days, spell DOG backwards---and we've still got GOD.   YES!! We can DEPEND On GOD!  

Yes, Father, I depend on You. . .even though things are going backwards...even though things may be tough. . I can be content in this situation, because in the center of this situation is YOU.  (Zeph. 3:17) And I can rest contently in YOU.   As I take a deep breath right now, I'm breathing in the very omnipresence of YOU.  This brings such relief to my soul.  I pray for all of my dear friends out there who are experiencing these DOG Days.  May we all be careful to remember that NO MATTER the stagnant situation, or HEAT from the Fiery Furnace---We can Depend On God---You, our Heavenly Father!  In Jesus' Name, Amen.


  1. Hello Sweetie,,,thinking of you so often and want you to know your in my prayers..
    Love the wonderful way you share God with us Sis!!! A true blessing you are !!!
    Hugs and Love Dena

  2. I should be asleep since I have an early morning flight. But I'm glad I checked in with you on your blog. I think we are both learning such important lessons as we go through our personal trials and challenges. I pray that school is going well and that you're getting into the beat of studying.

    Love and hugs,

  3. I love what you've said here. We do need
    to be more content with what we have and
    when we have God we have it all anyway.

  4. Amen! Wonderful encouragement here today....

  5. Wonderful encouraging words, Tammi!! I needed this!!


    Blessings to you and yours!! :))

  6. Great reminder to depend on God. I like your acrostic - "dog" days. Very creative!

    There's a cooler breeze blowing today where I am. Hope you are enjoying cooler weather too!

    Blessings to you,

  7. What a uplifting post....God is a blessing God. Enjoyed reading this post. God bless.

  8. Tammi, just wanted to stop by and say hi. I pray that school is going well for you and that you're hanging in there. I did get to meet Lisa Shaw; what a wonderful woman of God and such fun. A wonderful wedding and a beautiful bride; my niece Kristin is precious.



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