Then I came home and cooked some chicken and cheese quesadillas as well as some cream of broccoli soup and corn chowder. The rest of this night I am just going to relax :)
As I was writing my blog, I got interrupted...Linds is back from the States!!! It feels like she has been gone for a long time! I made her a quesadilla and we all talked some, and now I am back at my computer blogging.
Verses of the day:
Psalm 73:25-26 “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
This verse is a great reminder, that the Lord is my strength. Even when we may feel physically worn out or tired, He sees us through!
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
It is so awesome that we can run to the Lord for anything and everything. From the simplest thing to the most minute detail! The Lord promises us safety in Him J.
James 5:11 “As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”
Perseverance is an attribute that is not easy to obtain. Perseverance usually requires pain, time, trials, etc...another words it is not FUN! Job was a man who literally lost everything (his family, cattle, house, even his health), but through it all he stayed true to God, and continued to praise Him! In the end, after Job had persevered, the Lord gave Job more than he could have ever asked or imagined. Sometimes perseverance will end in death, heartache, or loss, but as a Christian true perseverance will allow us to worship God eternally in Heaven!
What are you going through today or what do you have coming up this weekend, or next month? I encourage you to cast all your cares on the Lord and choose to PERSEVERE!!!
I also wanted to add the devotional from today that I read:
February 18, 2010 – My Utmost For His Highest
THE INITIATIVE AGAINST DESPAIR
"Rise, let us be going." Matthew 26:46
The disciples went to sleep when they should have kept awake, and when they realized what they had done it produced despair. The sense of the irreparable is apt to make us despair, and we say - "It is all up now, it is no use trying any more." If we imagine that this kind of despair is exceptional, we are mistaken, it is a very ordinary human experience. Whenever we realize that we have not done that which we had a magnificent opportunity of doing, then we are apt to sink into despair; and Jesus Christ comes and says - "Sleep on now, that opportunity is lost for ever, you cannot alter it, but arise and go to the next thing." Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ, and go out into the irresistible future with Him.
There are experiences like this in each of our lives. We are in despair, the despair that comes from actualities, and we cannot lift ourselves out of it. The disciples in this instance had done a downright unforgivable thing; they had gone to sleep instead of watching with Jesus, but He came with a spiritual initiative against their despair and said - "Arise and do the next thing." If we are inspired of God, what is the next thing? To trust Him absolutely and to pray on the ground of His Redemption.
Never let the sense of failure corrupt your new action.