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My Help

Image result for psalm 121My devotional reading this morning was found in Psalm 121. This is one of my favorite psalms.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

 

Knowing that the Lord will always be there with me gives me great comfort. I’m not alone even when I feel the most alone. He will never leave me.

You’re not alone so don’t try to do life on your own. Rather, rejoice in the earthly and eternal care of God as demonstrated in the life, death, resurrection and ascension on the Lord Jesus Christ. And whatever the next steps, take them with His help.

Arthur Jackson
Our Daily Bread-My Help

 

 

Get Wisdom

“I’ll just google it.” Isn’t it crazy how we live in such a huge technology driven world? When we have a question about something we turn to Google. Google has all the answers right?

In an age of smart phones, we literally have Google at our fingertips. Any question we have, just type it in Google and we are suddenly bombarded with all types of answers!

But I know of a source that’s even better than Google! And that’s God’s Word. God will give us the wisdom we need if we just turn to Him and His Word. James 1:5 tells us

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you.

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Proverbs 4:5-6 says,

Get wisdom, get understanding. Do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom and she will protect you, love her and she will watch over you.

God wants us to be wise Christians. So when we’re feeling lost and need some answers, all we have to do is turn to Jesus and dig into His Word.

The answers are there. We just have to look for them.

 

 

The Dreaded “S” Word

See the source imageDare I say it? It’s snowing here again. Oh how I wish it would stop! I’m so done with snow….at least for the rest of this winter. Maybe my attitude will change next season but for now I’m ready for the warmer weather. Not scorching hot, mind you, just warmer. Where I don’t have to wear a jacket.

And I can wear my beloved flip-flops! I practically live in those things the second it starts getting warm enough. Socks and shoes, no way. Flip flops all the way!

I won’t lie….the snow is very pretty coming down. It’s very pretty outside right now. I’m sitting at my desk watching the snow fall. But I just don’t want to get stuck in the house like we did after our winter storm a couple of weeks ago. That about drove me crazy with the claustrophobia! And I am definitely claustrophobic!


So I went to Lifeway today and found another Craig Groeschel book in the clearance section for $6.97! It’s called #Struggles. I’m looking forward to starting it. I’m currently reading Good Faith by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons right now so it’ll be a little while before I start it but I’m still excited. I love Craig Groeschel’s  writing!

I also bought Grace is Greater by Kyle Idleman on Audio. I have the book and I’ve already read it, it’s amazing. Now I get to listen to it in my car. 🙂

 

Verse of the day:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.

John 10:10, NIV

What’s the weather like where you live?

What books are you currently reading?

 

 

 

Who Can Satisfy?

See the source imageWhat does it mean to be truly satisfied in Christ?

I’ve been thinking about that today.

Mom and I were talking about how we as human beings are never satisfied in life.  We took the weather for instance. When it’s freezing cold outside, we long for the summertime. And when it’s scorching hot outside we long for winter. There’s no satisfying us.

We always want something bigger and better. Then we get that bigger and better thing and we desire something even greater. It’s a never-ending cycle! When will it ever end? Will it ever end?

I believe it ends when we finally become satisfied in Christ and Christ alone. When we rest in Him we find true satisfaction.

So what does it mean to be truly satisfied in Christ? Well, we will have a sense of peace that surpasses all understanding. We glorify God when we are truly satisfied in Him.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)

In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)

Jesus promises us that if we learn to find our satisfaction in Him, He will take care of us.

One of my favorite songs ever is Who Can Satisfy? I urge you to go listen to this song. I can listen to this song on repeat over and over. It’s a beautiful song!

Who Can Satisfy?

Who can satisfy my soul, like You
Who on earth can comfort me and love me like You do
Who could ever be more faithful and true
I will trust in You, I will trust in You, my God.

CHORUS:
There is a Fountain, who is the King
Victorious Warrior, and Lord of everything
My Rock, my Shelter, my very all
Blessed Redeemer, who reigns upon the throne.

VERSE 2:
Living water, rain down Your life on me
Cleansing me, refreshing me with life abundantly
River, full of life, I’ll go where You lead
I will trust in You, I will trust in You, my God.

 

No More Sorrow, No More Pain

We played this at my aunt leah's funeral and I was in tears the whole song #gonebutnotforgettenI take so much comfort in knowing that one day this body of mine will be brand new! I will no longer suffer from pain, I will no longer be bipolar!

All of the suffering, all of the pain, all of the sorrow…..it will no longer exist!

People may ridicule me for my faith. They may mock me and try to drag me down.

But one day I get to see my Savior face to face! And all my earthly troubles will be no more!

Are you ready to meet him face to face?

 

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

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Being Still, Finding Rest

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See the source imageSometimes, with the hustle and bustle of life, finding time for God can be very difficult. We’re all busy with this activity and that activity. The stresses of work or school consume us.
But we must find the time to spend with God. We need to make it a priority in our lives.
Psalm 37:7 says “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him. 
It is in the stillness that we can hear His soft voice whispering to us, calming our anxious thoughts.
We find our rest in Him and Him alone. Psalm 62:1 tells us “truly my soul finds rest in God, my salvation comes from Him.”  Further down in the same Psalm it adds that our “hope comes from Him.
We also are given peace when we spend time with the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 says “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in You. 
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
We cannot hear the Lord when we are so busy with our lives. We cannot afford to ignore the Lord.
Can you hear his gentle whisper?