For lunch today, Dila had us over. She made pancakes and eggs for us...everything was delicious! Linds had brought back some "American Pancake Mix" from the states a few weeks ago, and she also brought back some syrup. I must say that the meal was a nice treat. I helped Dila out by scrambling the eggs. Dila bought some cheddar cheese and we put the cheese in the eggs...so good!!
This afternoon I have just been relaxing! It is nice to be able to get some pleasure reading in :) I hope you all have a wonderful Lord's day!!
Verses of the day:
Psalm 90:1-2 “Lord you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”
I like this verse because it declares that God has been here forever! He is the first and he is the last. Isn’t is great that we have a God who loves us, and he desires to make His home in my heart and in your heart. Praise the Lord he is everlasting!!
Proverbs 7:1 “My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.”
How easy it can be at times to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, only to realize at the end of the day that you didn’t even crack open the Bible. I have been guilty of it myself. Or, we do open the Bible and read a chapter or two, but we don’t really take the time to hide the words we are reading in our hearts. If we are going to follow the Lord, we need to get into His word. How can you follow someone when you don’t spend time with him or her? It is my desire to daily get into the Word and commune with God. There is an immeasurable amount of wisdom and knowledge that we can gain by reading the Bible and fellowshipping with God daily.
1 Timothy 6:6-7 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
The world we live in today is very materialistic. No matter how hard a person tries, you can’t keep up with the newest gadget, fashion, car, etc. True contentment can only be found in the Lord. There are so many people today that are searching and trying to find what can bring them true satisfaction in life. No amount of money will satisfy; only Jesus will truly satisfy. Wealth and material possessions are uncertain, but praise the Lord we serve a God who is CERTAIN! God never changes, and he alone is our true source of strength, comfort, peace, hope, and ultimately contentment.
1 Timothy 6:11-12 “…pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…”
“Fight the good fight of the faith.” I think the above verses are pretty self-explanatory, and a great reminder as to how we should live down here on this earth.
My Utmost For His Highest – March 7th
"Nay, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us." Romans 8:37
"Paul is speaking of the things that might seem likely to separate or wedge in between the saint and the love of God; but the remarkable thing is that nothing can wedge in between the love of God and the saint. These things can and do come in between the devotional exercises of the soul and God and separate individual life from God; but none of them is able to wedge in between the love of God and the soul of the saint. The bedrock of our Christian faith is the unmerited, fathomless marvel of the love of God exhibited on the Cross of Calvary, a love we never can and never shall merit. Paul says this is the reason we are more than conquerors in all these things, super-victors, with a joy we would not have but for the very things which look as if they are going to overwhelm us.
The surf that distresses the ordinary swimmer produces in the surf-rider the super-joy of going clean through it. Apply that to our own circumstances, these very things - tribulation, distress, persecution, produce in us the super-joy; they are not things to fight. We are more than conquerors through Him in all these things, not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. The saint never knows the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it - "I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation," says Paul.
Undaunted radiance is not built on anything passing, but on the love of God that nothing can alter. The experiences of life, terrible or monotonous, are impotent to touch the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Where or who are you looking to for your joy? Turn to the Lord!
I have another song I want to share with you all: