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, February 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Some people may think I am a little crazy after reading post! 

Today I am thankful for a four letter word, one that has become rather 'dirty' in many of your minds, especially thins year.  But to me it is so much more than just a four letter word!  You also have to take into account where we live, this four letter word isn't such a curse around here, it is actually welcomed rather nicely around here!  Know what I am talking about yet? 


I know, many of you have been hit hard this year but I look at snow as a way to start over; give the world a fresh start.  It is always so beautiful the morning after a snow when you look out and see the sun shining like diamonds across the fresh, white snow!  It is beautiful!  You can also see all of natures tracks and what they have been up to over night.  We have deer, squirls, bunnies, and even mountain lions around here and it is always fun to see their footprints.  Though I must admit when I saw a mountain lions paw prints in the snow last year it kind of freaked me out a little...right through our back yard between the swing and the 'castle' climber.  But other than the fresh start, snow also adds a little bit of brightness to the scene.  In the winter when the trees are bare and brown, the grass is brown, the landscape is rather dreary....along comes beautiful bright white snow to liven things up a little!

The kids always get excited about it too....while they are not huge fans of playing in it for hours on end, they do enjoy it here and there for short periods of time!

But it also reminds me so much of something else that is rather ugly that was made clean!  Our nasty sin is washed 'white as snow' through the blood of Jesus!  He died on the cross for our sins so that all we need to do is accept Him and He will make us pure and give us a home in heaven one day!  How amazing, think of all the terrible things we have done and imagine someone else remove those terrible things from our lives at the cost of their suffering!  We do not even deserve it!

So I am thankful for snow, it is only here for a season (a rather long one) and then it will give way to the beauty that Spring brings with fresh grass, beautiful flowers, and adorable babies of all kinds!  I am also excited that this year we will not only be seeing the baby birds and other animals but we will be seeing our very own baby!  Cupcake! 

What are you thankful for today?