Friday, July 9, 2010

Just a couple of cute pictures

I just ran across these pictures. They are totally adorable and I figure everyone would want to see them. ;)

Journal Entry

This morning I had my journal out while I was having my devotions and it fell open to this page. It caught my eye and I thought I would share a little passage.

Tomorrow is the last day of February! I can't believe it. Amidst all the waiting, and evenings that feel like time is going to stop, time flies on. Time is such a strange thing. We will never get these days back so let's live them to the fullest; learn every thing we can. Worship in every moment...

Here we are several months down the road. Months that we won't get back. Did we live life to the fullest, learn everything we could, and worship in every moment? I know I didn't.
A little over a month ago I was riding in the car for several hours. I was struggling with some circumstances that had just come my way. I got my Bible out and a notebook (two things that go very well together) and started looking up verses. I think I was looking up verses on trust. I am not really sure though because I would read a whole passage and sometimes the verse that jumped out at me wasn't the one I had looked up. I copied down some and here are a couple.
First is a well known verse from Job:

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
Job 13:15

That is such a perfect reminder that no matter what is happening in our lives, we can trust God because He is working though all things to conform us to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:28-29).

The next verse was a few verses after a very well known passage, but one I hadn't really noticed before:

Delight thyself also in the Lord and he shall give the the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
(then skipping a verse)
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.
Psalm 37:7

Resting and waiting patiently on the Lord? Oh! Not my strong points. We are back to sanctification again. God will direct our lives to make us like Christ.

Someday we will be like Christ.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
When I was about 13, I wrote down a bunch of verses on different paper and then hung them on the closet wall at the end of my bed. This verse was one of them. I have been thinking of it a lot recently, and it often makes me think of this song by Ron Hamilton.

In the stillness of this moment,
In the darkness of this night,
I can hear a voice so tender,
I can see a wondrous light.

Be still and know that I am God,
Be still and know I am God,
Come find your strength in the quiet place;
Be still and know.

In the stillness of this moment, Heaven's glory I can see;
Shining forth in brilliant splendor, God's creation speaks to me.

Be still and know that I am God,
be still and know I am God.
Come find your strength in the quiet place;
Be still and know.