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, March 28, 2009

Not so restful Sunday...

It started out as the most wonderful Sunday a person could ask for, filled with church and wonderful people. As we do every Sunday we got up and went to church, but actually made it there early for once! Had some great fellowship while we nibbled on some tasty treats, and enjoyed a great time of praise, worship, and learning from Gods Word. After church we went out with C.G. and his girlfriend (CG is one of M&T G's boys, the family is very special to us) and enjoyed getting to know them a little more. The waitress then let us know we were free to leave whenever because we didn't have a check, a great guy from our church had taken care of our bill!

Enter funny story: After getting the kids buckled into the suburban, I had them say "thank you Lord for dinner." Whenever we go out to eat we usually thank Daddy, but since we didn't pay this time, it seemed only fitting to thank the Lord. Well, AG did a great job and was more than happy to jump in and say, "Thank you Lord for dinner." EE needed a little help in that direction though, so I walked him through it word by word. After he was finished AG apparently became the voice of God and said, "You're welcome EE." Of course I am only kidding about the voice of God part, but it just was kind of comical to us!

After this we went over to E&Ms for a hand of pinochle, in which the girls WON!

We then came home for a nice relaxing rest of the afternoon/evening. J decided he was going to help CG at his house just a few blocks away and I put the kids down for a nap to go sit outside write thank yous and read a book on our deck since it was almost 80*F! The relaxing and restful time soon came to an end, when the neighbors kids starting shooting their little soft air pellets guns and came within 2 inches of my left eye! We have had trouble with this before, so I called J who then called the cops! It took about two hours or more before this was all settled and we had to give written accounts of what happened to the cops. More about these neighbors in a couple of days!

M&T G stopped by to see if they needed to watch the kids while we dealt with the above situation, and since I was staying away from them we were good. However, it was nice to have someone to talk to while J was dealing with the situation! M&T G invited us over for tacos with their kids after things calmed down and we had a very enjoyable time (as usual) with them. J even got to sit in the hot tub!

What a blessing M&T G have been to us, especially in the last few months. I just want to close this post by saying that they have been a huge source of encouragement to us, and that honestly have helped us through several situations we really didn't know how to get through on our own. Such godly people that love to serve Christ through loving others! We feel very blessed to be able to consider them friends!