Saturday, May 28, 2016

Gladness in My Heart

Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
You have put gladness in my heart, 
More than in the season 
that their grain and wine increased.
I will both lie down in peace and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord.
Make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:6-8

I pray for our men and women in the armed services around the world, that they will feel God's love and care and will be able to sleep peacefully. I remember Daddy talking about being in Germany during WWII - how bitterly cold it was during the long nights, and how he longed to see the sunrise.
I thank God for all those who have defended freedom and those who gave their lives in the wars.

This Memorial Day, I pay tribute to my Mother's Dad, Thea Bowen, who was killed in WWII. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Therefore I Have Hope

Jeremiah was persecuted by the king and the religious leaders for prophesying the fall of Jerusalem. Because of the nation's rebellion against God's Word, the Jews were taken into exile in Babylon. Even though Jeremiah was spared, he witnessed the destruction of Jerusalem.

It is thought that Jeremiah wrote these verses soon after Jerusalem's defeat. Even in a time of judgment and shaking, he could say:

This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:21-23

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Speaking God's Word

A Hebrew word for meditate, Hagaw, literally means to speak the Word of God out loud: to not only contemplate what God is saying, but to confess it consistently so that it gets down into my spirit and builds up my faith.

"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success."
Joshua 1:8 NASB

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Glory Will Cover the Earth

It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night. 
Psalm 92:1-2

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Good Morning

We have had some beautiful mornings recently and I am finding several nice places to walk. There is a park nearby with plenty of shade and park benches along the trail if I need a rest.

One more week until school is out for the grandkids. Hope we can have some picnics and play croquet and pitch horseshoes. My son Cameron is coming to visit in June! I have so much to be thankful for.

I was thinking of this scripture this morning:
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 
Philippians 4:8