I have mentioned before that I have these daily flip calendars.
The oldest one I have is my Apples of Gold (bottom, far right).
“If you have learned to walk a little more sure-footed than I, Be patient with my stumbling, and know that only as I do my best and try, May I attain the goal for which we both are striving.”
Beth Moore Twitter Talk is the one on the bottom left:
“We are terrified of boredom. We often resist obedience to God because we fear He’ll bore us to tears. We have not idea the life that awaits.”
And finally, Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young:
“Bring me your weakness, and receive My peace. Accept yourself and your circumstances just as they are, remembering that I am sovereign over everything. Do not wear yourself out with analyzing and planning. Instead let thankfulness and trust be your guides through this day; they will keep you close to Me. As you live in the radiance of My Presence, My Peace shines upon you. You will cease to notice how weak or strong you feel, because you will be focusing on Me. The best way to get through this day is step by step with Me. Continue this intimate journey, trusting that the path you are following is headed for heaven.” Psalm 29:11; Numbers 6:24-26; Psalm 13:5
I could read each one of these today and know that on their own, they are significant to me. But reading them in this order, and pondering each for a moment, makes my heart and mind think they belong together.
My anxiety was over the top yesterday due to a credit card decline, and a near accident on the way to a birthday celebration for my sister-in-law. David’s touch can calm me, but I couldn’t let go of things. My stumbles. My walk. Needing to be quiet in the moment and rely on a God that has gotten me through so very much. I eventually calmed down, but have thoughts spinning constantly.
Everyday we have the opportunity to seek Him. Everyday I need to bring Him my weakness, and rest in Him. His plan is the plan that I am following. Being quiet in the moment this morning, and having Him guide my path today. Reminding myself of this at each moment of anxiousness will be the challenge. I am feeling up to that challenge today!
Blessings today and always.
It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. — Lamentations 3:26
I subscribed to Daily Devotionals from Faithgateway. Today is a good day to wait quietly, so when the devotional came through to my inbox, I thought instantly about blogging it. I don’t always like to wait on things. I think most people want things instantaneously. Wifi needs to be instant. Our computers super fast. Anticipation has gone away to the thought that we must have things our way and now. Long ago, I loved getting letters in the mail from friends far away. I would read the letter, and sit down to write the return letter as fast as I could because I knew it would take a week to get there. Waiting. Reflection. Quiet. I need to slow down and enjoy the quiet.
Click on the link above for the reflection, and thoughts from Louie Giglio.
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. –Romans 8:39
I have been battling forgiving myself for not doing well enough with losing weight, or with studying, or keeping up with friends, or having the house clean, or with – well, you get the idea.
I rely on this constant. He loves me, and will never leave me. I can be as bad I think I could ever be, and Jesus will be there. I can count on it. Why do I forget it? All of these other things really don’t matter.
“I want you to be all mine. I am weaning you from other dependencies. Your security rests in Me alone–not in other people, not in circumstances. Depending only on Me may feel like walking on a tightrope, but there is a safety net underneath: the everlasting arms. So don’t be afraid of falling. Instead, look ahead to Me. I am always before you, beckoning you on –one step at a time. Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, can separate you from My loving Presence.” – Jesus is Calling Sarah Young
“Show courage. People need to see what it looks like. Show it. Then feel it.” -Beth Moore
Several years ago, David and I went to a Christian concert at Pier Park in Panama City. It had several bands, and singers, that I can’t remember. However, there was one that has stayed with us (David bought the CD), and I have on my iTunes. I love this song. He makes us beautiful, even when we feel like dust.
Feeling joyful about today, and tomorrow.
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
2nd Day of Advent – Matthew 1:22–23 (Prepare)