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, January 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I have been having a difficult time this week trying to decide just what I was going to write about today.  We all have SOOOO many things to be thankful for and it is difficult to pick just ONE!  But I think that I am going to be thankful for Facebook this week!

I know this is crazy, I do not always love FB and there are times I do not even like it.  But there are a handful of ladies I do not live close to that FB helps me stay in touch with!  What a blessing to be in immediate contact with a friend from Washington State that I (up until last month) hadn't seen since college to hear her good news, and trust me she has had some GREAT news over the past few months!  Or another friend from the other side of the state who is a Mama to one little girl and expecting her second that is very godly and always an encourager!  I also know she will be finding out big news on the 10th of February and sweet little FB will help to get that news out!  It also is how 2 of the 3 wonderful ladies that did fundraisers for our adoption found out that we were adopting again and in need of financial help!  Or just simply some of my good friends from college/the past that are spread through the country!  New York, Indiana, Missouri...etc. etc.!

There are also family members that do not live anywhere close to me, yet I am able to 'shoot them a note' as quickly as I want to just because!  Or when you have cousins serving overseas (or friends) and you can stay in touch with them and keep up with them to know they are safe and sound!

FB was also a great encouragement while I was on my diet, I was open about my weight and it was a great place to be accountable. 

Now, I know that there have not always been the best of outcomes through FB....but I have learned you do not have to have the most friends on FB but have the friends that matter!  It was a big lesson to learn!  But when people are only being cruel and critical they are really not 'friends'! 

So today I am thankful for the technology that FB is!  I am thankful for a place to go and see friends with encouraging scriptures or quotes on their status, or being able to just stay in touch!  I enjoy being able to stay in touch via FB!


Sarah said...

Hello! I have been so inspired by your story and am living in Spearfish!I would love to help you by setting up a fundraiser (or two)! I sell Discovery Toys and Barefoot Books and would love to use these businesses to help you in your adoption journey as much as possible. Please let me know if you're interested at all!
Thank you for sharing your story- you are an amazing woman and mother!
Sarah Hansen