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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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Another ~actual~ Thankful Thursday post!

Today I am thankful for the fact that I can hear!  I know it is something that many people {including myself} take for granted, but lately I have realized just how important it is to your day.  For whatever reason I lost my hearing in my left ear several years still under investigation!  Well, after I fell in March ~actually I slipped on the ice and knocked myself out~ my hearing in the left ear started coming back here and there.  It started with ringing that would come and go, then this summer I started actually hearing things here and there!

Then the week before Thanksgiving I managed to loose my hearing in my right ear, thankfully within a few days my hearing in my left ear started working pretty well for me.  But I do not hear soft toned voices very well.  After being so patient for about a week my Handsome finally persuaded me to go to the doc and get things checked out so that Thanksgiving wouldn't be miserable for everyone involved.  I went, they flushed {both ears} and left NOT HEARING A THING!  The flush trapped water in my ear that made it impossible for me to hear anything for the rest of that day and into the next.  Though, I did get a perscription for drops and while I have not used them as faithfully as I should...we have come to the conclusion that it must be water trapped in my ear somewhere.  When I wake up I can hardly hear a thing after laying in bed all night...but by evening, my hearing is much better! 

So, I am thankful for being able to hear 'I love you' and music and babies and every.tiny.little.thing! 
What are you thankful for today?