Be strong and of good courage.
Family – we can’t say enough how much we appreciate all of you stepping up and submitting your items on separate pages. That is very helpful! Thanks! And that long yellow legal paper? We would praise God if it would disappear from incoming mail!
My Utmost For His Highest, has been my devotional for more than 25 years and it continues to teach me how to be more like Him and how vital it is to KNOW the Word of God. We need to spend time with Him daily. In a Sunday study at church, instruction about the difference in studying and reading has made a noticeable change in my read & pray time and my intimacy with God. The lesson states, “Reading is like flying over a city in an airplane. We see the general landscape but we miss much of the detail. Study is like walking through the city: learning street names, locating the supermarket, bank, drugstore, shopping mail. More and more we begin to feel at home. Study allows me to dig deeper into what He wants to me learn today, deepens my conviction and helps me apply specific principles to my daily life”.
The study also suggests that we underline scripture verses that affect us; and then, stop and be quiet and talk with God about the reason or what He wants to say to me about the verse(s). One action I particularly enjoy is to read a verse and consider the lesson, gift, blessing or promise the verse has and worship Him in thankfulness and gratitude.
Committing verses to memory, especially those that are assurances of the Hope we have in Christ, are wise ways to become even better disciples of Christ and fishers of men.
I suggest these: 1 John 5:11-12. John 6:24. 1 Corinthians 10:13. 1 John 1:9. Proverbs 3:5-6 and John 5:24. These ASSURANCE verses are great tools for evangelizing and discipling and that is what we do!
God loves you and we do, too! DeAnn aka Mom’s