Friday, July 29, 2011

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NASB)

Psalms 34:4

"I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears."

Psalms 34:4 (NASB)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Luke 10:38-42

Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:38-42 (NASB)

The daily devotional this was inspired by implores us to do three things: (1) Stop worrying (2) Start praying and (3) Keep thanking God.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Isaiah 55:8

Once again, today's bible verse from my daily devotion adds to my on going theme of God's plans.

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 55:8 (NASB)

Recently I had a friend who was upset over the way her life is going. Since I'm not too keen on the way my life is either, I can sympathize. Knowing that she is Christian and was recently baptized, I just looked at her and said "God's plans are not your plans." And we had a little tiny moment of fellowship.

Do you remember my post about being unhappy about my life? About how everyone is married and having babies? Well, my cousin with only one child just announced that she's pregnant again.

And I find myself looking in a mirror and saying "God's plans are not your plans."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Proverbs 25.28 - Self Control

Like a city that is broken into and without walls
Is a man who has no control over his spirit.

Proverbs 25:28 (NASB)

The New International Version makes it a bit clearer:

Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control.

Proverbs 25:28 (NIV)

The theme of my daily devotionals today (I have two) was self control. One spoke of how we should respond to tense situations instead of reacting and causing more issues. This definitely spoke to me because I have a temper and can fly off the handle at a moment's notice. I definitely need to learn to respond instead of react.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Matthew 14:31

Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Matthew 14:31 (NASB)