He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The Lord has spoken!
Isaiah 25:8 NLT
We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!’”
Luke 15:32 NLT
My Lent study devotional had us read this story today. One of the study questions was
“Is their a time you were shown mercy after doing something you weren’t supposed to do? How did that make you feel?”
Uuuummmm thats basically my whole life! All I’ve ever done is mess up and yet God shows me Mercy EVERY DAY. Praise and Glory to him! I’m sure they wanted me to think specifically but I’m like there’s to much 😂😂😂 Happy Friday, stay Safe!
Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life. Tune me in to foot-tapping songs, set these once-broken bones to dancing. Don’t look too close for blemishes, give me a clean bill of health. God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life. Don’t throw me out with the trash, or fail to breathe holiness in me. Bring me back from gray exile, put a fresh wind in my sails! Give me a job teaching rebels your ways so the lost can find their way home. Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God, and I’ll sing anthems to your life-giving ways. Unbutton my lips, dear God; I’ll let loose with your praise.
Psalm 51:10 MSG
Gods timing is always perfect. I’ve actually been praying this verse for a few weeks. Eve gave it to my boss. I feel like almost 20 years in customer service has hardened my heart towards people. I need a new heart, a clean heart. Oh help me Lord.
Our God is a God who answers prayers! Praise Jesus. He doesn’t always answer prayers in our timeline or in the way we want. BUT sometimes he does!
Due to some health issues we had some worries about paid days off, a bonus coming, a performance review and a yearly raise.
In the matter of a piece of paper and a conversation all of those worries were put to rest! Prayers were answered. Just the way we wanted, just the way we needed and just as fast as we needed to hear them.
We trusted in the Lord and didn’t panic. Albeit we worried a bit and probably did some over thinking but we stayed cooler and calmer then before and trusted God to take care of us (Man did a much better job then I did) and he did!
Again God doesn’t always answer prayers in our time and our way but every now and then he does and when he does its AWESOME!
At the end of the ten days, Daniel and his three friends looked healthier and better nourished than the young men who had been eating the food assigned by the king.
Daniel 1:15 NLT
As we all look to start new years resolutions I found it fitting that it talks right in the bible about how eating healthier makes you healthier. Take care of your temple in 2020!
I have been noticing that on days when I don’t run my body aches and is in pain. Since I am getting older I would have assumed the opposite.
Its not about outwards appearances for God looks at the heart and we are not running a physical race for Jesus , but while we are hear we do need to strive to take care of ourselves.
May 2020 be your year of self care I whatever way God is telling you!