Weekly Verses…

Good morning Dearest Friends,

I am running a bit late but what good encouragement!!

Have you ever had a week where it’s cars breaking down and then in the shop, drs appointments (for me it is always a trip into the city) and endless to do lists? ūüôā PTL, He supplies our needs!! And then after all that running around business…I ended up terribly ill once home last evening with a migraine and stomach ulcer.

OK…so this morning was a get up and reorg the priorities list. Sometimes in life…life happens. When we break down and it takes 4 hours to get a tow home. Then it is the challenge of what mechanic and how to get it all there. Then the financial juggle to pay cash for the repairs. And then the making up of what was missed on that day (all my Drs’ appointments etc.). Then to come home and realize there was not medicine for the ulcer.

It is time to get all in order as a person who struggles with this issue…it is always the blessing of re-ordering my priority list. When my health issues come up, I always see this as a good opportunity to listen to the Lord’s nudging and get things in order. So yes, we give God praise in the good and the bad…even when it is an ulcer. ūüôā

Now all that said…God’s Word is always and should always be first on my list. And today this was a wonderful first thing to have the opportunity to do. ūüôā I pray you are blessed!!

Have a wonderful week in the Lord…keep serving Him well Deareast Friends,


Have not I commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9
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Never alone.  What a promise.  As Psalm 139 emphasizes later, Joshua hears first hand.  God will go with him, and us, through all the seasons of life, through all our ups and downs, through temptations and triumphs, even through death.  So we can take courage and feel his strength.  We are not alone!
O God who is and was and is to come, thank you for being there and staying there when all others forsake and leave.  You are the one constant in my life, which is so full of change.  Help me become more steadfast and faithful in my commitments and relationships to honor you and to learn more about you.  Through Jesus I pray.  Amen.
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Deuteronomy 6:7
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Each day we are to begin with God. ¬†Each breath we take is a powerful reminder that he has granted us another day of life to serve him. ¬†Each heartbeat is God’s drumbeat of love, reminding us that we are blessed with another minute to offer him our best. ¬†This blessing is so easily forgotten. ¬†We best remember
when we teach it, show it, and live it with and before our children.
Almighty God, Gracious Sustainer, and Undeserved Friend, thank you!  Thank you for this breath I take and for the heartbeat that sustains my life.  Make me aware as I travel, talk, rest, and work that you are there and are worthy of my intentional best.  Through Jesus, my gracious sacrifice I pray.  Amen.
O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.
Isaiah 25:1
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God’s actions are not reactions to current situations, but part of his long-term plan to bring redemption. ¬†Yes, he has done marvelous things: he took the evil intent of a mob who cried “Crucify him” and turned it into an opportunity to¬†fulfill the prophesies and redeem us. ¬†He is perfect in¬†faithfulness and has done marvelous things.
Holy God, you surprise me with new wonders and new things daily. Yet deep in my heart I know they are not new to you. Thank you for not making life boring or predictable so I might thirst after you, you who are forever fresh, new, exciting, and marvelous.  Through my Savior I pray.  Amen.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalms 139:23-24
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God knows us. ¬†We can’t pretend we are something we are not with him. ¬†This should liberate us to a remarkable degree of intimacy, but most of us run from such a close relationship with God. ¬†If our desire, however, is to become more like him, the only way to be transformed is by inviting him and looking at our heart, our motivations, and our desires.
O God, I know you are the one who “searches hearts and minds” yet because of the grace you demonstrated in Jesus, I am confident that you love me. My heart is sorry for the sin I have committed, but I am really trying to serve you in honor and purity. ¬†Please fill me with your Spirit to enable me to become more like Christ. ¬†In the name of your holy Son I pray. ¬†Amen.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all of our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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We are comforted to comfort others. God doesn’t bless us because we are somehow uniquely better than everyone else, but specifically to equip, empower, and encourage us to comfort others. ¬†God has human hands only when I use mine to his glory and for his purposes!
Tender Shepherd, there have been times when I was so broken I could not go on.  I know the strength to continue came from your rich grace and mercy.  Please use me this week to offer your comfort and love to others so they may feel your warm embrace and come to yearn more for the day we see you face to
face in heaven.  Through my brother Jesus, I pray.  Amen.
God has saved us and called us to a holy life — not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. ¬†This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.
2 Timothy 1:9
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Before the beginning of time! ¬†How do you understand when that was? ¬†God first thought of us at a time we cannot even begin to understand! ¬†His reason for thinking of us was to demonstrate his grace and call others to his side. ¬†Jesus has always been God’s plan, and we have always been his goal. ¬†Let’s make sure we respond by living that holy life!
Thank you so much, Father, for knowing me and thinking of my needs, even before there was a world.  I dedicate this day to your honor and pledge to live a life that reflects your righteousness and grace.  Through Jesus, the one who had no sin, I pray.  Amen.
In your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15
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We are to be ready and able to tell folks about the hope that Jesus has brought to our lives! ¬†But when we share this hope, two things are important: ¬†our credibility — is Jesus really Lord of our hearts — and our character — do we show gentleness and respect in our approach. ¬†The goal is not to win arguments, but hearts to the God of character!
Holy and Loving Father, thank you for speaking your grace in Jesus. I’m not sure I would have heard any other message. Give me the conviction I need to share my hope in Jesus, but in a way that reflects your grace. ¬†Through my Living Hope I pray. ¬†Amen.
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