Sunday, March 18, 2012

~~~~THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING~~~~ One Single Thought

 ~I NEED THEE~

"I need Thee ev'ry hour, 
Most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine
Can peace afford.
I need Thee,
O I need Thee,
Ev'ry hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

I need Thee ev'ry hour,
Stay Thou near by;
Temptations lose their powe'r,
When Thou art nigh.

I need Thee,
O I need Thee,
Ev'ry hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

I need Thee ev'ry hour,
In joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide,
Or life is vain.

I need Thee,
O I need Thee,
Ev'ry hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

I need Thee ev'ry hour,
Teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises
In me fulfill.

I need Thee,
O I need Thee,
Ev'ry hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

I need thee ev'ry hour,
Most holy One;
O make me Thine indeed,
Thou blessed Son.

I need Thee,
O I need Thee,
Ev'ry hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee."
 (Annie C. Hawks)

~~*~~

I've shared this beautiful old hymn before but today I couldn't resist writing out the lyrics for you again.  When life gets hectic and sometimes overwhelming I'm reminded, ofttimes by those I love, I am always in need of my Savior.

~~*~~

My daughter, Adrienne, is a sweet soul.  No doubt like Annie C. Hawks.  One day last week I was having a pretty stressful morning when I heard an unexpected knock at my front door.
 
  Nothing major was happening...
(just life-stuff)
My house needed attention.
Laundry in the hamper needed washing.
Letters needed to be written.
Product needed to be mailed.

But...that knock irritated me.
Messed up the flow of my work
and concentration.
I had to get up.
Answer the door.
"Go Away!" was the
one single thought
running through my mind.
 When I opened the door an older gentleman with a smiling face stood in front of me with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.

"Are you Rebecca?" he said.

My loving, generous, gracious and most beloved daughter sent me beautiful spring blooms...

No reason.
Just because.
  As I closed the door this
one single thought
was running through my mind...
 
 "I need Thee.  O I need Thee."

(Thank you, AdrieGirl. You honor me!)

May your Sunday be blessed.

Love to you...

14 comments:

Nannyaboo said...

Becky--
How sweet -- and such a wonderful surprise! Adrienne, what a blessing you are to your Momma.
Love you both...
Hugs- Mom

Theresa said...

What a sweet thought:) Love having those moments when ALL is made better!

Have a blessed Sunday, HUGS!

Carolyn said...

Ahhhh...I needed that! I was cleaning off the back screened in porch so I can enjoy the beautiful spring weather we have been blessed with even though I am sick w a 24...hmmm, 48 hr bug that is making me weak & shaky. When I just now sat down to take a break, this is what I read...I need Thee evry hour...oh, so true for me too, sweet Rebecca! Thank u for sharing one of my very favorite hymns...old hymns are the very very best!! :D

Love, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Carolyn said...

Ahhhh...I needed that! I was cleaning off the back screened in porch so I can enjoy the beautiful spring weather we have been blessed with even though I am sick w a 24...hmmm, 48 hr bug that is making me weak & shaky. When I just now sat down to take a break, this is what I read...I need Thee evry hour...oh, so true for me too, sweet Rebecca! Thank u for sharing one of my very favorite hymns...old hymns are the very very best!! :D

Love, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Terra said...

Your daughter is so tender to send you the bouquet, and this hymn is powerful. I read each word slowly.

Anne said...

How sweet.Your flowers are gorgeous.I get too wrapped up in myself sometimes too.And then God says don't forget about me and those around you.I guess we all need a little reminding.That poem was lovely.Thank you for sharing it.
Blessings,
Anne

NanaDiana said...

As soon as I read the title that song started running through my head. One of my favorite old hymns. What a wonderful "just because"~ xo Diana

Anneke said...

such a beautiful bouquet in soft colors and i like the hymn
greetings from Ann

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How precious to receive flowers from your daughter...i love that!

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Sweet gesture from Adrienne!
Love to you,

Mariette

blhitchcock901 said...

One of my favorite hymns especially by Selah. If you aren't familiar with Selah, listen on Youtube. Oh how we need Him, don't we? Beautiful ending of a beautiful Lord's day! Drop by and enter my giveaway. Hope to hear from you.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Sweet Rebecca -

Lovely post... I started singing the old hymn and was transported to standing next to my grandma, Meme, in church as she moved her finger along the lines of the song to teach me how to sing from her hymnal. I loved her so dearly.
Then your daughters floral... then came tears... we are so blessed dear friend.

Loving hugs, Sherry

Linda said...

How wonderful to receive those unexpected flowers from your lovely daughter in the middle of a stressful morning! That was a beautiful gift of love!

Love that hymn...and it is so very true! We do need Him every hour of every day! (:>)

I have those kinds of days when I don't want the doorbell or the phone to ring. I just want to be left alone. But praise God...we don't stay in those moments of frustration forever. Our loving Lord sends us blessings abundant...and all He wants us to do is to receive them. (:>)

Love you,
Linda

((Hugs))

Char said...

I can smell the heavenly scent of the white mountain lily in your lovely bouquet. You are truely blessed with love of friends and family.
Have a nice week Rebecca,
Char

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