Daily Verse

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from you commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11

Why do we try to conform God to our will? Live in His word and know true joy.

"Make me to know your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old."
Psalm 25:4-6

God reveals the truth of our time and all time to us through Scripture.

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the tstimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:7-10

All the laws in all the books in all the libraries of the world are but a footnote to the law of God.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ackowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

To know and understand God comes not through our intellect, but through the wisdom given to us by the grace of God.

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."
Proverbs 3:1-3

Don't measure success by society's standards. Use Christ as your measuring stick.

"The the LORD answered Job our of the whirlwind and said: 'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or who laid its cornerstond...?'"
Job 38:1, 4-6

When we measure God by our limited standards, we attempt to measure the elephant by weighing one strand of its hair.

"Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so lon, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?'"
John 14:8-9

Christ is God made flesh. If you want to know God, you must draw closer to Jesus.








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Saturday, January 03, 2009

A great story about a journey...

A journey similar to my own, but different at the same time. I have been subscribing to "Parenthood for Me" for a while now and I guess the reason is because the path she walked and the path we are walking are so similar, it is just nice to know that we didn't do this alone...there is someone else out there who really DOES understand what we are going through! So with that, go and check out "My IF Shoes" at Parenthood for Me!

She puts it better than I ever could, although we have not done any surgeries or anything to that extent. My diagnosis of PCOS (and yes it IS a real thing ~ ask me later if you really need to know why I HAVE to point that out!), our miscarriages, my weight issues, my fertility treatments, all the needles, all the pills, all the tears, all the times that we wonder why...well, this lady who is an adoptive mom, really puts what I have felt into words.

Off of her topic ~ slightly ~ I know that I have two wonderful children, and I know that God has blessed us with them...but I also know that the desire to have more is God given as well. And while this recent occurrence in our life is a slight blow to the adoption plan, we still plan on adopting at least one more time. We are praying about a few things right now that might help bring us closer to adoption sooner, but we also do not want to step out of Gods Will for OUR lives. That means that while many people have offered wonderful advise it is us that needs to get on our knees before God and listen for His guidance in OUR lives. I am not going to lie, the month of December stung ALOT and I feel like Christmas was robbed away from us...not only by what happened with the church but also by what went on on Ethan's birthday with certain things being said about me. I am GLAD December is over!!! I look forward to what is in store for 2009 and quite honestly cannot wait for January to be through as well. This may sound like complaining, and to some it may be. But just to see how tired my husband is and how badly our children want to have normal again, and need it, it will be nice to be settled into our new LITTLE house and proceed with life according to what God wants.

Sorry about the wordiness...just needed to share a few things!