Bible Verse of the Month...

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Treasured Tuesdays

I am trying to get back into the habit of walking.
What a marvelous day to go out. The ornamental pear
trees are gorgeous. Flowers are blooming. Trees are
turning green.

I caught myself wanting to just do a short walk and
then I thought I need to do extra. So I did. I went
over into another neighborhood and walked a few
extra blocks.

I thought about how often do I just do what's expected.
I don't go "the extra mile", whether it's walking or
doing things for others. Anyone else out there who
needs to work harder on going "the extra mile"? I need
God to help me get over my selfishness and think of
others.

I know God has blessed me with at least one more day
to help someone. I could have died in our accident
about 12 days ago, but God has something more for me
to do. How about you? Maybe we can encourage one
another to do more than just what's expected. I want
to be more than just a lukewarm christian.

Monday, March 29, 2010

You Are My Treasure

God you never slumber.
Your blessings are without number.
God Almighty, God Most High,
You listen for my cry.

Father, I give you control
Over my heart and soul.
With you I’ll walk hand in hand
and with your aid I will stand.

Each breath could be my last,
but my soul won’t be downcast.
My Father’s love is beyond measure.
A home with Him will be my treasure.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Want to Do It Myself

Esther Sue and Mama Judee had a great time at the park.
Esther likes to do everything herself nowadays. She wanted
to scale a wall to get up to the slide instead of just
taking the steps. So Mama Judee had to be right there with
hands stretched out to give her a push if she needed it.

Then coming home from the park about two blocks from the
house Esther decided she wanted to push the stroller. Mama
Judee became exhausted just watching her and trying to keep
her on the sidewalk.

If Mama Judee tried to help by pushing on the stroller Esther
was quick to say, "No, I want to do it myself". Then Mama
Judee grabbed the stroller and pushed it over the curb. That
was a definite no no to Miss Esther. She cried "I want to do
it." She tried pulling the stroller back up the curb and fell
down. Mama Judee picked her up and she was ready then to be
carried to Mama Judee's house.

Aren't we like Esther? We want the control in our lives. We
are stubborn and want to do it ourselves. When we've exhausted
our own strength and fallen we finally think to ask God for
help. Like Mama Judee He's standing right there waiting for us
to ask for His help.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

God Will Take Care of You

Do not be afraid
God will come to your aid.
He is your creator.
There is none greater.

His love for you is strong.
He’s been with you all along.
He will not leave or forsake
and cares about each heartache.

He tells us not to fear
when our future’s unclear.
Put your hand in His hand,
Trust in what He’s planned.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What If

What if I thought about each action I took
And lived by the Bible God’s good Book.
What if the idols in my life I’d forsake?
What change in my life would it make?

What if I started out each day singing His praise
And continued doing this all of my days.
What if I declared God as my Master and King
Would it help others make Him their everything.

Could I help others see God, the great I am,
Open their yes to see Jesus, the perfect lamb?
God, I bow before you with this fervent plea,
Help me be more fully devoted to thee.

Instead of the world, I’ll depend on you,
Meditating on your Word will restore and renew.
I’ll think of Jesus who died to set us all free,
Then my life will no longer be all about me.

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