I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
Happy cold Monday! My something good is we enjoyed taking our grandson to church with us yesterday. He is so cute. In the middle of the sermon, he began humming. I guess I could have stopped him, but it wasn’t very loud and I was thinking of Psalm 66:1. Why not make a joyful noise at church, especially if it’s not disruptive? I want him to love worshipping God, so I enjoyed his joy. I was recently listening to Joyce Meyer and she said we should enjoy worshipping our Lord. We don’t have to think of worship service as a somber event. Yes, be respectful, but enjoy your time with God and your fellowship with other Christians. After all, why would anyone want to go to church if it was always somber.
Have you ever wondered if it was okay to celebrate? If so, I have good news for you. God doesn’t want you to be unhappy, but to rejoice. There are celebrations throughout the Bible. Wedding celebrations lasted for a week and sometimes even longer. What could be better than celebrating the birth of Jesus, our redeemer! While you are at it, celebrate birthdays of friends and family. We are so blessed to have one another. Christian fellowship is wonderful. We learn from each other and have common bonds for support. The world would be a lonely place without the people in our lives.
Join me today in celebrating all life and the birth of Jesus throughout the holidays and every day! God bless you.
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little
Isaiah 28:9-10 KJV
Happy Rainy Wednesday! Rain seems gloomy this time of year, but our area is blessed to see the rain. Thanks be to God!
Last week, I started adding memorizing a verse a week. You can find all the verses on the Scripture Typer App under the group Hisperfecttiming. The first verse we tackled was Matthew 4:4. Did you learn it? I’m about 75% on that one. This week it’s a verse combo, Isaiah 28:9-10. In this case, the verses go together. So keep on moving forward with learning a verse a week. I can’t wait to hear how you’re doing.
Have you ever read the Bible and just couldn’t figure out what the meaning was? Have you ever learned something new from Bible study and thought it was the best thing ever, until you learned something else new? Me too! The more I study the Bible the more I understand it. So, don’t give up. Keep plowing through and building knowledge. It’s slow at first. Get involved in a Sunday School Class or Bible Study group. If you are in my area, come join mine! As I have been studying and going to school over the past year, every new thing I have learned, and every class I have taken, has been my favorite. That’s why I chose today’s verses for memorization. It’s to remind us that we are babies spiritually at first. Our knowledge is built like building blocks, “precept upon precept; line upon line, and line upon line; here a little, there a little.” It’s amazing how fast it builds and how wonderful it feels to grow in the Lord.
So, today continue learning verses. God bless you.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary. But what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Happy Tuesday! It’s a great day to try something new!
Have you ever felt like everyone is against you? Do you feel hopeless and afraid? Does it seem like things couldn’t possibly be worse? We have all felt this way from time to time. However, there are some challenges that are so big that we just can’t face them alone. Hebrews 12:2 says that we should fix our eyes on Jesus. As I have said many times before, we are never alone and he is always with us. Yet, there is more. When we are focused on Jesus, we are focused on good, rather than our troubles. We are focused on love, rather than the weight of the world. We are focused on faith, rather than being afraid that everything falls on our shoulders to handle. We are focused on what his pain and suffering means for us today. He can and will change the outcome of your situation, if you will give him a chance.
Today, fix your eyes on Jesus, instead of the problems of the world. God bless you.
For he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
Happy Monday. I missed you guys so much. We live in a rural area and the Internet has been out in our neighborhood since Friday. We still don’t have Internet service, but I came to work early this morning so I could post.
My good news is you CAN live without the Internet! It’s amazing how much time I had this weekend. This experience made me realize that digital devices suck up your time. I spent time reading, swimming, cleaning house and just resting. It was awesome! Yet, I must admit that I missed the Internet. I couldn’t work on my classes, post in my blog, couldn’t read your blogs, or keep in touch with others (well except by the old fashion landline telephone method). It’s really funny how dependent we are on the Internet. When I was a child the closest thing to a computer, anyone I knew had, was a calculator. No one had cellular telephones. In fact, my grandmother was on a party landline telephone. You could pick up her phone and hear the neighbor’s talking. It is amazing how far we have come. That brings me today’s great event – the eclipse. I was in middle school during the last eclipse. We made special devices in science class so we could view it. God is the best artist!
Are you dreading the drama this morning? Is your work world full of stress? Is Monday your least favorite day of the week? Is there someone you just don’t want to see? Are you afraid others will learn secrets from your past or worst yet, present? You are not alone. Many people get physically ill on Monday mornings. Stress has been linked to physical and mental illnesses, which can shorten your life. We all have skeletons in our closet, people who give us a hard time, and drama we have to contend with, at least a little on Monday. It’s okay. It doesn’t matter how bad things are, let God’s light shine through you. Others will see God’s work in you. As Jason Gray sings “the more broke you are, the more the light gets through!” Isn’t that great! Be happy and thankful. Shine for the Lord in all you do today.
Let you light shine for the Lord. God bless you.
Always put your hope in God. Hosea 12:8
Happy Friday! It’s a beautiful day to spread God’s love. We all go through trials and tribulations in our life, but we know that we can turn to God at any time for strength. It’s so comforting to know that we can always count on him.
Have you ever thought of what it means to be “full of God”? It means that his glory just radiates through us all the time. We just glow when we are full of God, because his love is bubbling out of us. Sometimes I think that is all we need to do, and our life is a witness to others. It doesn’t mean that we never make mistakes. It just means that we have God beside us, and we will always overcome whatever trials we face with his help.
Today, be full of God! God bless you.
The Lord isn’t slow about keeping his promises. 2 Peter 3:9
Good Morning! It’s a glorious day and I’m glad to be a child of God!
A few years ago a book came out called “The Secret”. Have you ever read it? I read it and I remember it was all the rage. Essentially, the book was saying “what you think about, you bring about.” While It is true that thinking positive thoughts attract positive actions, when we are prayerful, trust God and keep a positive outlook we will see better results. Even better outcomes are available to us when we gather together with other prayerful Christians, who have the same positive outlook and faith. Why? Because we can be a comfort and a resource for one another. It’s amazing how many of your dreams will come together if you try this. Make no mistake, I do not mean you should exclude anyone. We should always be welcoming and share our faith.
You are a child of God and he wants you to be happy, healthy and successful. You wouldn’t want any less for your own children, so why would anyone think God would want less for them. Matthew 8:27 says “even the wind and the waves obey him.” When you ask God for what you need and want, remember to keep a positive outlook, and associate with other people who are doing the same. Then, everyone is blessed together. Psalm 56:3 says “[w]e can’t always see where the road leads, but God promises there is something better up ahead; we just have to trust him.” I have seen this repeatedly in my own life. It’s true.
So, today try something new – pray, trust God, keep a positive outlook, and associate with others who are doing the same. God bless you.
Her mouth speaks from which fills her heart. Luke 6:45
Happy Monday! It’s a great to share something good! I worked really hard finishing three classes over the weekend. Have you ever felt like something was hanging over your head? That’s how I felt, and every day something happened. I was able to spend time with my children, grandson and husband over the weekend, which is always great. Last night I even found time to read a magazine. I sometimes feel like I should work 24/7, but rest is important, because it restores us.
Have you ever felt like someone was just driving you crazy? Does the way your neighbors behave get under your skin? Do you sometimes think you are going to lose your mind if you are around a coworker for one more minute? Has someone ever betrayed your trust and hurt you deeply? A good percentage of our aggravation every day comes from people not being what we want them to be or behaving how we would like for them to behave. God created all of us differently and each person has value in the world. Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all alike? Proverbs 11:27 says “he that diligently seeks good, seeks favor and grace.” In today’s terms this means, find something good in every person you meet. You don’t have to forget the bad, just don’t focus on it. Don’t let the world corrupt you with gossip and unnecessary talk. Accept everyone for who they are and enjoy them for the good they bring into the world.
Have a wonderful Monday! God bless you!