Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
God's timing is not always an easy thing to understand. I don't
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’
11 The LORD will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
12 Those from among you
Shall build the old waste places;
You shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,
The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps
Saturday, May 21, 2011
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Friday, May 20, 2011
4 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“Let God be magnified!”
Thursday, May 19, 2011
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
20 “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
By those who will come after.
Monday, May 16, 2011
5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The first time I heard this song, tears just ran down my face. How many times had I cried and prayed for peace, for blessings, only to feel disappointed and let down, by God. I never quite understood why God allowed some things to happen, or why He didn't answer some of the most pain-filled prayers I have ever prayed. Why does He allow a loving dad to die at such a young age? Why doesn't He "fix" finances? Why are some women able to have babies while others lay in bed and cry out to God for Him to give them that desire? Why are marriages broken, family members strayed from God, and life-threatening diseases not "fixed" by God?
I know that sin is the cause of most of these, but even with that, sin is no match for God. He controls it all. He can heal, redeem, and save the world. But He showed me something through this song. Blessings come in many different ways. Sometimes going through such heartache leads us straight to Him, when nothing else would. To have nothing else to "save" us, or "fix" us, but Him. God knows, much better than us, what we need to lead us to Him, and to that life that He has called us to. I know had all of my prayers been answered I wouldn't be where I am today. I would still be living life for me, and only me. Thinking I was "called" for one thing, when in reality I would have missed the very purpose that He created me for. God designed us all to be different. Not to fit the mold of those around us, to do what everyone else is doing.... thinking it is my purpose as well. Thank you God for the blessings that disrupted my life. The blessings of unanswered prayers. Thank you God for the raindrops turned to blessings and that my healing came through tears. Thank you God for the blessings that led us to this point in our life. And thank you for the blessings that will lead our 2 children home to us!
This is my favorite part of the song:
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
How true is that?!
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Friday, May 13, 2011
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
30 God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
You guide me with your counsel,leading me to a glorious destiny
Sunday, May 8, 2011
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Religion and God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
It's not that I think we are the greatest family alive, or that we are deserving. All I know is that we have so much love to give. I LOVE having all the kids piled on the couch watching a movie, wrestling in the yard in the leaves, and laying in bed on a saturday morning giggling and tickling one another. I love dinner time at the table. I love hearing them laugh and talk and make jokes. I love playing tag in the house with them, and that one time, wait it was twice, that we had an all out flour war in the house! THEY loved that! What, oh what shall I do with all of this love? It hurts my heart to think that there are kids that don't get these opportunities. They don't have the love and family. It's not fair. And the big question? What am I going to do about it? Will I sit by and twiddle my thumbs, enjoying my nice family and all the blessings God has given me. Or will I, in return, give what I have to give, to those who need it! God help me to be a better steward. With not just the finances you have given me, but also with the love, and family you have blessed me with. Help me joyfully share my love and family! I trust You!!
12 For He will deliver the needy when he cries,
The poor also, and him who has no helper.
13 He will spare the poor and needy,
And will save the souls of the needy.
14 He will redeem their life from oppression and violence;
And precious shall be their blood in His sight.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“ Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
Monday, May 2, 2011
11 The Lord will guide you continually,
giving you water when you are dry
and restoring your strength.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever-flowing spring.
12 Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.
Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls
and a restorer of homes.