Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord , the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation.”
Isaiah 12:2 NIV
Give your burdens to the Lord , and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalms 55:22 NLT
Today starts a mini vacation day for me. Unlike other vacations where I normally say “oh it’s so needed”, I don’t feel that way with this one. I’ve had a very nice summer. I have taken several extra days off. I wasn’t even originally going to take today off, but my boss encouraged it. One of our staff members is leaving and so my load will increase a bit at work. Next week is month-end, and our pool party, and late rent, and I have to work the whole weekend. So it’s kind of a vacation to prepare for stress.
So I hope to give my burdens to the Lord the bear for me. I hope I can not stress or think about work too much. I hope that I can put in the practice some of the things I’m learning and my mom set free bible study. I’m hoping that I can just enjoy some days with my family. It is such a blessing to know that God does have our back not only when things get rough, but even before they do to help prepare us for the journey ahead.
But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord ; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord , have spoken!
Isaiah 54:17 NLT
Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
Jeremiah 31:3 NLT
Such a beautiful Verse and a wonderful reminder. Needed to hear this today.
Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT
Much needed reminder today……….
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalms 119:11 NLT
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
Galatians 5:1 NLT
This verse is NOT an invitation to do whatever we want. No it is a call to find Grace and freedom in Jesus. To find joy in Jesus. Because we are fallen and sinful creatures, but Jesus has saved us from our fate!
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
Romans 8:26 NLT
Don’t I need to be reminded of this! As I’m trying to get back into my routine and connect with God. The Holy Spirit was sent by him to help!
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Psalms 51:10 NLT
This is what I am hoping for after this holiday weekend. I have been out of my routine and distracted since camp last week. I am hoping three days at the lake and this nice 4 day work break i get will help get me back going. I think I shall be praying this the next few days.
Anyone else feel like a renewal?