Archive for January 2013

God's Power

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"Never let your inadequacies be a handicap. 
Give them to Me, and they will become My opportunity 
to demonstrate My power 
operating through you in response to your plea for aid. 
I would never have a chance to help 
if you were always self-sufficient 
and capable of meeting every challenge."


God's Instrument

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"As you are my light, so shine in me; 
as you are my life, so live in me; 
as you are my faith, so adorn me; 
as you are my joy, so be pleased with me; 
as I am your dwelling, so dwell in me. 
Let me be your instrument 
so that my body, soul, and mind are holy. 

God's Timing

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It's all in the Lord's hands now.

I submitted my visa application. Completely. Everything is sent off. Tomorrow it should be at the British Consulate. If you think of it, please pray!

Lord, help me not to worry. Help me to completely trust that your timing is the best timing.

Reviving the Soul

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Feeling as though I had neglected the Lord for some time, I felt guilty to dive back into spending time with Him. That is, until my wonderful, godly fiancé convinced me to do so before we even FaceTimed for the day. Lord, thank You for Craig!

I opened up Frances Roberts' Progress of Another Pilgrim and the words screamed out at me.

My children, the hour is late. Call not upon Me for help after you have hopelessly lost your way, but seek Me now for guidance so clear that you will never be led astray.
The mercy of God is great toward the lost and the backslider, but I say unto you, this is no day to live idly nor walk in any careless fashion.
Do not depend upon My patience and presume upon My tolerance. You despise My laws and pray for healing. You starve your soul of nourishment of My Word and pray for grace. You neglect prayer and yet expect to be conscious of My nearness.
I say unto you: Seek out the holy place of communion, and you shall have restored unto you the joy of your salvation. Feed your soul and your mind upon My Word, and you shall be strengthened and enriched.
Keep My commandment, walk circumspectly, and don't even glance in the direction of compromise.

Psalm 19
1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 
2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 
3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. 
4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, 5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. 
6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat. 
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 
8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. 
10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. 
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 
12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. 
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. 
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

Interactive Book List - 2012

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I did this last year and thought it would be fun to do it again! Check it out! These are all the books I read this year!

1. The Poetical Works of George Macdonald, Volume 1 - completed January 14
2. Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney - completed February 1
3. Leaving (Bailey Flanigan Series) by Karen Kingsbury - completed February 3
4. Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me about Debt by Jon Acuff - completed February 14
5. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin - completed March 8
6. Learning (Bailey Flanigan Series) by Karen Kingsbury - completed March 25
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - completed May 6
8. Longing (Bailey Flanigan Series) by Karen Kingsbury - completed May 19th
9. Loving (Bailey Flanigan Series) by Karen Kingsbury - completed June 23rd
10. Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark Driscoll - completed December 12