Posted in DPChallenge, One Good Thing Every Day 2013

One Good Thing Every Day: May 2, 2013

“I need to do my devotions before I go crazy,” I say more to myself than to my ten-year-old.

“Why?” he asks.

“Because my perspective changes.”

Opening my journal and devotionals shuts out the overwhelming clutter of rearranged schedules and ransacked well-being. God soothes away knots of unresolved tension when I succumb to His gentle touch and calm direction. His strength seeps into my weakened resolve, and I am ready to resume my day with clarity of sight, mind, and heart.

“When you feel tired, you remember that I am your strength; you take pleasure in leaning on Me. I am pleased by your tendency to turn to Me more and more frequently, especially when you are alone.

“When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness where I belong.” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

Proverbs 29:25 NIV

Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

Proverbs 31:25-26 NKJV

Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

Philippians 4:5 NKJV

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

“We don’t become women of strength, honor, and wisdom overnight; it requires self-discipline and godly surrender.” from A Jane Austen Devotional

 

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From A-Z Author Book Reader and Reviewer Christian Diligent Editor Faith-based Giant-in-stature Home Educator Intuitive Java-Enthusiast Knitter Labrador Retriever Owner Mother of Three Boys Note-Taker Organizer Poet Quiet Moments (a rare commodity!) RV Camping Singer in Church Choir T U Violist Wife of My High School Sweetheart X Yarn-Lover (the wool kind and the story kind) Z

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