Feeling or Fact?

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Trusting what I KNOW, not what I FEEL when I am…

Afraid…

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? —Psalm 27:1

Overwhelmed…

But He said to me, “ My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. —2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Weary with life…

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. —2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Weary in my work…

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. —Matthew 11:28-29

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. —1 Corinthians 15:58

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Do You See What I See? Christmas from Mary’s Perspective

Christmas is upon us! Many of us have already been preparing our homes for Christmas, scheduling our holiday calendar of activities and have probably even done some Christmas shopping. Perhaps you’ve set out at Nativity in your home or yard.

Have you ever wondered what those present during the first Christmas were thinking? Continue reading “Do You See What I See? Christmas from Mary’s Perspective”

Giddy Joy!

Giddy Joy

Psalm 33:18-21 struck me today.

Now the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him —

those who depend on His faithful love

 to deliver them from death

and to keep them alive in famine.

 We wait for Yahweh;

He is our help and shield.

 For our hearts rejoice in Him

because we trust in His holy name.

They eye of the Lord is on those who depend on Him.  My natural mode of operation is independence, which always brings about famine in my soul, and robs me of my joy and peace.  I needed this reminder to DEPEND on His FAITHFUL LOVE.

His faithful love is DEPENDABLE. The Scriptures describe God’s love as faithful and unfailing. I love this word in the original language.  It is the word hesed and it speaks of God’s covenantal love —a love that is steadfast and immovable, faithful even when we are not.  It is a word that describes His mercy, goodness, faithfulness and kindness.  It is central to the character of God.  Psalm 136 uses this word 26 times to Continue reading “Giddy Joy!”