November 16, 2018
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.Psalm 119:18 ESV
As a child, I often thought “Why is the teacher always picking on me?” At the time it seemed not only was I picked on, but a very high percentage of the time! As an adult, I saw things differently. Rules and laws save and protect us and for certain keep us on the right path so that we will learn and accomplish what we very much need to. As we mature in life and in relationship with our Heavenly Father, Teacher . . . it is espectially important! We are created out of His amazing love for a blessed purpose which could result in our hurting ourselves and others if we do not obey!
Our Father God is waiting for us to seek forgiveness when we disobey and His sadness while waiting for us is due to His immeasurable love! How incredible is it that once we repent, He eagerly holds us and leads us to the right path!!
September 22, 2018
Come on, y’all – you have shaken your head and thought
“what gives, Lord!” Just like all of us! Well, He gives!
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This quote is one I cannot read often enough. It’s so easy to be thankful when things in my life are just as I wish them to be, but when my plans don’t work out, or my prayers aren’t answered in the way I wish they’d been, I don’t always think to say “praise the Lord anyway” and I KNOW I should. The quote both reminds and convicts me because God’s plan is always best and when He blesses me by not giving me what I want, what I receive ultimately turns out to be more than I can ever desire or pray for, just as the Bible repeatedly tells us. So, join me in saying “thanks” even when the answer is “no.” Thank you Lord for always knowing what’s best for me and for your patience!