I'm going to let my blog tell you the story of 2012. 2012 is going to be year we would love to forget, but never will.
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
~Micah 6:8 NASB
A dream is a wish your heart makesThank you Cinderella for the reminder to not stop believing.
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true
- Proverbs 3:27 - "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it."
- Proverbs 22:9 - "He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor."
- Deuteronomy 15:10 - "Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to."
I am so excited to send out my Elfster exchange Christmas present. It's going to be traveling all across the Country until it gets to it's destination. The gift isn't supposed to be sent until December 15th, but I just couldn't wait. I love buying and giving presents. It's one of lives simple pleasures. I really hope that our pick and her husband like what Steve and I bought for them.
- 2 Corinthians 9:7 -"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. "
I like the imagery of this verse. I can just imagine all these people struggling and in pain climbing a mountain to see Jesus. I can imagine them wanting to give up because the pain was too much, but if they would have turned around when they pain got bad then they never would have received healing.
The message of the devotional is so spot on too. In the middle of grief, it's hard to hear that things will get better because you want to believe it, but it's hard to imagine feeling happy again. It's a daily journey to becoming better.