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More random thoughts…
If you are a reader here, you know that I have been standing some trials lately… and I thank GOD for my friends that have kept me going. I sometimes feel at the very end of my rope until I open my email and get an encouraging message from you readers.
I thank you all for that.
Today I am going to share a few of these encouraging messages from the last few days that have really helped me.
This morning I read from Katie @ On The Banks of Squaw Creek said,
“Things don't always turn out the way WE think they are supposed to, but God has a plan for us, right?”
RIGHT. And I keep telling myself this. Maybe the house that ***WE*** really wanted was not as perfect as ***WE*** thought it would be. I don’t know how that is possible, but God does. I will trust that God has a better plan for us.
Jazmin from Happily Ever After told me to rebuke the devil from my home… WHY didn’t I think of this?!? Most of the time I am aware of this, but I have been so overwhelmed lately – it just slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder that,
“greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”
And then there is my bloggy friend Janet from Homeward Bound… I can’t say enough good things about Janet. She has really helped me lately. She is full of wisdom that I hope to have one day. Her emails I have kept in my inbox and I open her emails numerous times throughout the day to read the verses she has sent me. She even wrote about me here and titled it “Hope”. She used Romans 5:3,
“Rejoice in your suffering, suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character hope”
Here are some other verses Janet has sent me over the past week:
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication;
And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified,
Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness
And Your praise all day long.
For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
9Behold our shield, O God,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
10For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12O LORD of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
And probably more of what I need to hear:
1 Tim 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
3 John 2
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
These are important for me to realize that as long as I have my family, our health, a roof over our head and food on the table… we are beyond blessed!
Thank you Janet. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You have helped me more than you know this past week.
And thanks to all others who have sent me encouragement this past week. You know who you are and I appreciate you all!