Job 2:10 Shall we accept good from God and not trouble? BSF lesson from Genesis 9 – Are you looking to see God’s glory revealed to you in your trouble as you trust His promises and triumph over circumstances, so that it is not wasted suffering, but suffering with evidence of His resurrection power?
(Mom) You need to trust God to take care of me – He’s never failed yet. …Thanks for always being there for me and caring so much – God wants you to pray for me, but not to be anxious or worry! He really IS in control and has a plan and a purpose for everything!
I read a devotional the other day that we should start the day by thinking about what could go wrong and then ask God to help us react properly or avoid negative things. Seems simple enough but it really helps to actually have thought about how I am going to combat evil or inconvenience or whatever, then I seem to be more prepared and less likely to speak first and think later.
BSF lesson from James 3:17 – look for what God is teaching me not just what he can show me about others
I went to the Laundromat and was glad I had the place to myself. I brought a book to read, but ended up praying most of the time. It sure is a constant battle to keep my attitude right. Sometimes I act like because I am a Christian, whatever I want must be what God wants! How’s that for arrogant!
We found a nice used bed without headboard that fits in the mobile home. The blanket storage headboard Doug made years ago works perfectly with it and I can sit in bed and turn on a lamp and read, and then not have to get out of bed to turn out the light. Oh how such little things can be so pleasant!
My hormones were raging yesterday and I could have bawled for an hour over anything. I got out Catherine Marshall’s book Something New and it amazingly totally fits my mood and situation. Got to run – keep praying – –and praising.
We went to see Mary Poppins movie and Aimee painted Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious on her wall. It is VERY long, but looks pretty neat. We found some gloves and she has taken to wearing them often. Doug says she is eternally 7!
My boss is gone for a couple of days. Why is it we get more done when they are gone – just like a husband!
I am becoming more like my mother each day (she saw something on clearance she liked and bought all 48 packages!). I was SO hungry for a chocolate chip cookie and I knew if I made a whole batch, I would eat them all, so I cut down the recipe and made only 2 cookies!
I found a book at a thrift store called You Gotta Keep Dancin’ – interesting quote “You and I were created for joy, and if we miss it, we miss the reason for our existence…If our joy is honest joy, it must somehow be congruous with human tragedy. This is the test of joy’s integrity: is it compatible with pain? Only the heart that hurt has a right to joy and a reference I really liked was Habakkuk 3:17:19 (it says God sings over you)
Psalm 118:24 – This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. – When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, FAITH is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.
We are discouraged only when our situation seems bigger than our God. How big is your God?
I really love you guys and pray for you It’s interesting- one of my closest friends always has trouble praying and believing that it works, but it’s the one thing that I have really seen work. In others, and in me.