Friday, October 19, 2012

He loved us not because we are lovable, but because He is love. C. S. Lewis

I think that "lovable" is about the last word I'd use to describe myself.  Isn't it wonderful that God loves me anyway, warts and all.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who relies on it
will never be stricken with panic.
(Isaiah 28:16)
"A sure foundation."  "A precious cornerstone."  Words that come directly from our God yet I have my moments..... OK, my days, even, of panic.  We're not supposed to panic, or doubt, or worry, if our faith is holding firm to God's sure foundation.  Because I do worry, I know that my grip sometimes comes loose from that cornerstone as I temporarily rely on my own strength and perspective.  It's guaranteed to fail when I slip away from that foundation.  Temptations are around every corner..... challenges present themselves everyday....... hardships are a part of daily life.  If I focus on that foundation, I will be OK, regardless of my circumstances.  Hold firm and have faith!  

Monday, October 8, 2012

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.

(Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

It always helps to share the burdens of life with a dear friend or loved one.  We know that God is with us through everything, but it's wonderful to have a flesh and blood buddy to provide a soft shoulder and listening ear. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

(Psalm 73:26)

Seems like our mortal bodies just don't hold up like they should, or at least the way I think they should.  No matter, God is walking beside us our entire life.... every minute of every day..... and when we can't walk, He carries us along the way.  

There will come a day when my body will be perfect in God's presence.   :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
(2 Thessalonians 3:16)

I've been MIA for quite awhile.  Life has just been rough and although I have relied on the Lord for my strength, I have been negligent about posting on this blog.  In spite of the hardships, the scripture above is very convicting.  Life is tough, but no matter the circumstances, I can enjoy peace "at all times" because I have my faith to support me in all hardships.  I'd sure love for things to be better in my life, but if they can't be, I'm grateful for the peace that the Lord promises.