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I rolled over in bed, and tried to pretend I was sleepy.
After all, it was 4:30 AM.
We play tricks on ourselves, we pregnant mommies.
But the clock ticked loudly,
and my toddler sighed heavily in her sleep from her crib in the corner.
My husband slumbered away next to me, and I gently turned onto my other side. The tiny little one inside me tumbled and flailed on,
and my fingertips wished they had eyes to see through the layers of skin and muscle…
Finally I gave up.
Today is a big day, with multiple house projects and long awaited things to do. “Why waste time in bed when I can get a head start on the day?” I whispered to myself. But before I padded downstairs, I sat on the top step and let yesterday replay in my mind.
Seasons change, and we change.
My oldest has…
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we need not fear… He has known us…
such an intimate comfort to be His.
Our little Nicholas, God has known you and goes before you preparing your every day. He is your healer little one. He holds you
“For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ring leader of the sect of the Nazarenes.” Acts 24:5 NKJV
“He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law.” Acts 24:6 NKJV
After this, Paul cheerfully answered for himself, unafraid of their lies. (Acts 24:10-21)
Thank You, Lord, for being our Judge so that we need not fear lies and accusations made against us. And here’s a simple poem . . .
The Judge we
has known us
all our years
and no lie
or weapon formed
shall stand up –
we need not fear.
God bless you as you cheerfully come before Him today!
in Christ is the Victory~
“And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or work is of men, it will come to nothing
but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it – lest you even be found to fight against God.” Acts 5:38-39 NKJV
We have the advantage point of time to know this plan was and is of God.
Thank You, Lord, for never being overthrown. And here’s a simple poem . . .
they are fighting
against You, Lord
but can never
win this war.
God bless you as you do the work of God today!
Father, thank you that you can give us a servant’s heart
Then he said, ‘ O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.’ ” Genesis 24:12 NKJV
I love this servant’s heart.
Thank You, Lord, for Your incredible kindness to us as we seek to please You and obey. And here’s a simple poem . . .
will look different
to each one of
as we love You
and seek You
God bless you with His incredible kindness today!
brightness is Yours O Lord
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NKJV
I could get a little too caught up in shining before men so they see my good works.
Thank You, Lord, for the good works you give in which You are glorified, not me. And here’s a simple poem . . .
Any light in me
is from You
so oh indeed
let it truly shine
in such a way that
You’re seen, not me
and Your Name
God bless you as your good works glorify Him today!
God sees the miracle even if we don’t
“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.’ ” Matthew 1:20 NKJV
Mary being with child before their wedding did not seem good or right to Joseph, at first.
Thank You, Lord, for all You are growing in my life today. And here’s a simple poem . . .
Oh let me not
or think it strange
to bring forth change.
God bless all that He has conceived in you!
straight to the arms of Jesus
“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!'” Matthew 3:7 NKJV
“For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness
Prepare the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight.” (Isaiah 40:3) Matthew 3:8 NKJV
What lengths God goes to that we may come to Him.
Thank You, Lord, for smoothing a path for me to come to You. And here’s a simple poem . . .
throughout my life
You were there
smoothing a way
so that when
the time was right
I’d run straight
to You that day.
God bless your path to Him!
for choosing to inhabit us… what a lofty love and thought. How great Thou art!
“And you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and burn their wooden images with fire . . .” Deuteronomy 12:3
“You shall not worship the Lord your God with such things .” Deuteronomy 12:4
“But you shall seek the place where the Lord your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His habitation; and there you shall go.” Deuteronomy 12:5
The people were heading into a new land, with God leading them in a new way, with a new form of worship to be learned.
Oh Lord, please keep leading us and teaching us to worship You with our lives. And here’s a simple poem . . .
Places of Worship
Thank You, Lord, for choosing
to inhabit us
giving us Your name
filling us with love
making us into a place
where worship can be seen
as we live bowed…
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refiner’s gold~ so pure He will make us be
“And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image, and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.” Revelation 15:2 NKJV
There shall be
“And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb. . .” Revelation 15:3 NKJV
I’ve heard of victory laps and victory dances.
Thank You, Lord, that we can have victory because of You! And here’s a simple poem . . .
There shall be
a victory song
than any other
the harps of God
over and over.
God bless you as you sing His victory song today!