Monday, December 31, 2012

A Year in Review - 2012

I took some time today to look back over my journals for 2012 and post a few things that stuck out:

January 3
Today I am soaking in the verse Jeremiah 17:7-8. When I am confident in who Christ is and who I am in Christ, He sustains me with His water. I feel my faith strengthen. I am rooted in Christ.

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit."


February 15
"Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

March 21
Proverbs 31 Devotional

Jeremiah 17:7-8
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit."


I prayed for a way. Someone ignited a spark I didn't seek this. God is simply answering a prayer that I had put aside.

April 18
"As I seek to hear God's voice, do I really desire to hear what His purposes are or do I just desire to pursue my own and hope for His blessing?" Priscilla Shirer from Discerning the voice of God.

May 17
I am learning that the roots of gratitude grow deepest in the sober soil of remembering how hopeless my life is without God." Lisa Harper

June 28
Comparison is the thief of joy.

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.  If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.  If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (The Message)

Jesus is LORD!

July 8th
I have started to memorize Jeremiah 17:7-8
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit."


Jeannette gave me a journal called "So Long, Insecurity" by Beth Moore and the verse in the beginning was Jer. 17:7-8).

August 5
My last day at A Church of Living Hope.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4

It's just not at the church that I love.

"Remember God leads us gently ~ He never pushes or pressures us to do anything. His yoke is easy and His burden is light." Joyce Meyer

September 19
"Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Help me Lord not hold on to bitterness. Empty my heart of the pride I may have. Help me to love people for where they are and not to change them. Amen.

October 12
This is the verse that showed up three times last year. It speaks right to my heart. It is the verse that was at the end of The 700 club today.

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart." Galatians 6:9 

November 11
How can I obey if I am not hearing God speak? I have to be reading my Bible and praying. And for me that means consistently journaling.


December 30
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart." Colossians 3:15

Growing Up Together - Parent and Child
What is godly parenting?

Doing well means - growing (in wisdom and years) and earning favor (with God and people).

You can do the best you can do but the rest is in the Lord's hands.

Most things are caught not taught.

Your kids are going to imitate your good and bad.



 
 
 
 


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