Monday, December 31, 2012

Ending & Beginning

As the year of 2012 comes to a close, here are some of the verses that have spoken to me this year and ones that I will look to as the new year begins.  I'd love to hear some of the scripture that you will be looking back to as special to you from last year & ones that you want to live with this next year!

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." (Ephesians 6:10-11)

"'Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,' says the Lord, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)

"In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent....I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." (Psalm 4:4 & 8)

"If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." (Psalm 139:9-10)

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." (Romans 12:9-13)

"In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation." (Psalm 5:3)

"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you." (Psalm 5:11)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Peace in the Father

How many times will my spirit rumble, my soul shake, being unsettled by the tremors of the heart within the world’s control. It’s never enough, not what it seems.  I’ve settled in unsettling and it will rock me to sleep.  Tonight I feel as though I’m waking up, seeing that my peace has not been set on the Son. My satisfaction has been dependent on things outside of my relationship with the Father. My attitude swayed by the approval of people instead of the conviction of the Spirit. 

How can I expect to have solid peace if pieces of my heart are scattered amongst the ground and throughout the world? It says in Philippians 4:6-7 “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

My prayer tonight, is that God would continue to capture my heart, to ground me in Him, to turn my thoughts towards His goodness and awesome character. My prayer is that I not be focused on what the world has to offer but what God promises....His grace, faithfulness, unconditional love and never ending desire to claim me as His child.  

Knowing that Christ is my center, this will bring me peace. I am not dependent on this thing or that, but I am dependent on the One who is the Jehova healer. He will heal the places that are unsettled and make me whole. Ephesians 2:14, “He Himself is our peace....” and always will be our Peace.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Giving Thanks #201

Bling---hoops earrings.

Giving Thanks #200


Giving Thanks #199

When you wake up and think you slept late, but realize you still have a few hours to sleep. YES!!!!!

Giving Thanks #198

Toilet paper.

Giving Thanks #197

Summer Bible camps.

Giving Thanks #196


Giving Thanks #195

New paint colors.

Giving Thanks #194

Black out shades.

Giving Thanks #193


Giving Thanks #192

Small town old-people bands in coffee shops.

Giving Thanks #191

Painted fingernails.