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, May 02, 2009

Devotion & Prayer Time

Boo patiently (or not) waiting for Mommy to finished taking pictures so we can have Bible story time! This is our favorite time of the night as a family!
And afterward we have family prayer time! We always ask Princess and Boo who or what they want to pray for.

Some of the things on their list lately have been:
*Jim S ~ going through cancer treatments
*Mark & Teresa G
*Grandpa & Grandma
*Emie & Owen
*Help Mommy & Daddy
*AG & EE to know Jesus
These are all requests J & myself have talked about together, and our precious little ones pay attention and request to pray for them too!
Now a little story:
On the way down to Rapid on Friday we were listening to our favorite radio station and our good friend came on to promote his business and of course the kids recognized his voice. We had talked about how he had a rough day at work the day before and they decided that we should pray for Mark to have a better day! These are things they do on their own, without prompting of Mommy and Daddy!
One more little story:
Last week we were playing outside on the deck and all of a sudden Princess and Boo are on their knees with their hands folded. I asked them what they were up to and AG responded with "we're praying Emie & Owen!" So I told them they could carry on, they got a little embarrassed and asked me to pray so we did...the 4 of us just took a moment and prayed that God would bring Emie and or Owen into our family!