{The Road to Christmas} Translations NOW AVAILABLE!!

TranslationsAnnouncing {The Road to Christmas} translations… AVAILABLE TODAY!!!

We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving here in the States, and today our hearts are full of gratitude and praise to our great God once again as we think about women all.over.the.world coming together to study God’s Word in this humble little space! Only God could bring us all together under one “roof” to join in this great adventure!

These verses in 1 Thessalonians remind us of you ~ your faith, love and hope demonstrated in your passion to know God and make him known

“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

Join with us in thanksgiving and praise as we offer the following EIGHT translations for our four week Advent study, {The Road to Christmas}!!!

Afrikaans.

Dutch.

French.

German.

Hungarian.

Malagasy.

Russian.

Spanish.

Can you – or someone you know – benefit from our {FREE} resources for {The Road to Christmas} study in one of the languages listed above? Simply click on the link below to access {The Road to Christmas} Reading Plans and Study Guides for the EIGHT translations offered this session:

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Help us offer a HUGE THANK YOU to the incredible women who have made these translations possible.  MUCH prayer, time, effort and sacrifice has gone into their labors of love so that even MORE women are reached, inspired and encouraged by the LGG community, and most importantly, by studying the truth of God’s Word together! Oh, how we adore these girls!!

Just THREE more days and we’ll begin our beautiful journey on {The Road to Christmas} together! Grab your friends and family and join us, won’t you?! It wouldn’t be the same without YOU!!!

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This world is messed up, people matter, and why you should make this Thanksgiving count…

Dorothy1I sat at her feet again this week.

You guys, she’s ninety-eight now. Unbelievable, this woman who has been my “mentor mother” all these years. I got a call from her son earlier in the month asking me if I’d come, but I just hadn’t made the time. You know… kids, schedules, work, life. She has good and bad days now, but all signs clearly point to the fact that heaven is near.

She couldn’t remember names of dear friends one minute, but a moment later she was breaking down the Twenty-third Psalm in so much detail that her words sounded like they came straight out of a Bible commentary. I could almost physically see it – it was as if God was opening her mind at that very moment, gracing her with understanding, comfort, and confidence as she looked at death square in the face.

I asked her if she knew that Thanksgiving was coming, and she said yes.

Bound to her recliner other than assisted trips to relieve herself, there would be no celebration for her this year. I quickly offered a personal delivery of mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, rolls and everything else I could think of that might go down easily, but before I could finish, she cut me off and said the most profound thing of the night:

“It’s not food that I crave, Whitney. It’s people.”

{Sigh}.

Most of the people in your life won’t have the guts to tell you straight up, but when you’re ninety-eight, you let go of some of your previous filters and go ahead and say it like it is.

People matter more, and we’re seriously messing it up.

She’s told me a million times before and every time I brushed it off, chalking it up to generational differences. But this time her final days demanded my attention, and I let each heavy word soak in deeper than before…

People today don’t visit with each other anymore.

They’re always in a hurry. Overcommitted.

They’re consumed with themselves and the next best thing.

They’re easily distracted. Rarely satisfied.

People matter more, and they often get our worst. From big picture tragedy that floods our newsfeeds, down to the words thrown around carelessly within the walls of our very own homes, we’ve forgotten how to look beyond ourselves and love people generously. 

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Are you gathering for Thanksgiving this week?

Trust me when I say that no one cares nearly as much as you do about thickened gravy or lumpy potatoes.

They’re not looking at your fingerprinted walls or the stains on your carpet.

They aren’t obsessed with that ten pounds you gained or whether or not your entire family shows up in brand new color coordinated outfits.

They didn’t come to focus on your landscaping, the square footage of your house, your mismatched silverware, and they probably won’t remember your well thought out centerpieces a week from now.

But they’ll remember how you treated them. 

It took spending time with the dying this week to be reminded that I have a whole lot of living to do.

So this Thanksgiving, I’m putting away my smart phone.

I’m simplifying my menu and I’m allowing others to pitch in.

I’m scrapping my plans for dreamy Pinterest-inspired décor to make way for my kids’ homemade creations made out of faded construction paper.

Instead of obsessing over a perfectly put-together house, I’ll shove a few cluttered piles in closets beforehand and will wait to deep clean until after my guests are gone.

I won’t freak out if the turkey is dry, if someone spills cranberry sauce on my cream-colored placemats or if my kids track mud through my living room after a rowdy game of backyard football. As a matter of fact, I’m already telling myself that these things are most likely going to happen.

Instead, by God’s grace, I’ll be patient. I’ll sit. I’ll listen. And I’ll behave as if people matter more.

Because we’ll be together. We’ll be making memories. We’ll be loving. And we’ll be living.

Because we’re never guaranteed tomorrow, I’d rather them see Jesus in me…

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” ~ Matthew 22:36-40

At His feet,

*LET’S TALK: How might you need to alter your plans in order to love people well this holiday season?

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{The Road to Christmas} Materials Available… *UPDATED*!

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After hearing about a slight technical issue that some of you were having when you tried to download {The Road to Christmas} Study Guide, we quickly decided to look into the issue (well, because we love YOU – and this study – a whole lot!!). We’re thrilled to say that after updating the material links on our end, all looks good to go!!

 

Soooo, let’s try this again! If you’re a subscriber to LoveGodGreatly.com, you received this blog post as an email in your inbox today (Tuesday). Scroll down to the very bottom of TODAY’S email, and you will find the UPDATED links to {The Road to Christmas} Study Guide and Reading PlanMake sure to look for this image below at the bottom of TODAY’s email… you’ll find our *UPDATED* free files listed right after it:

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Oh, we thank God for you… especially for your sweet and overwhelming (in a completely fabulous kind of way!!) interest in {The Road to Christmas} this week! We are counting down the days until we’re back in God’s Word together again on MONDAY… no other place we’d rather be!

 

Remember, take time to print out {The Road to Christmas} materials and share a picture of them with us by using the #LoveGodGreatly hashtag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! We’ll share some of your pictures on Sunday!

 

Until then, love God greatly!
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**IMPORTANT UPDATE on {The Road to Christmas} study materials…**

Thank you SO much for your sweet patience as we work through a slight technical issue with {The Road to Christmas} – Study Guide link. GREAT news… we think we’ve remedied the issue – woohoo! :) LoveGodGreatly.com subscribers, look for a NEW email in your inbox on Tuesday (tomorrow) morning, where you’ll find the updated links! Aahhh… we’re so thankful for YOU – such amazing women – who are just as excited about this study as we are! Counting down to Monday with you!

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Oh friends!

We are one week away from our upcoming Christmas study- The Road to Christmas and we couldn’t be more excited!

Our study for the next 4 weeks will be a little lighter than normal with readings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For those of you who are wanting a little more, no worries, we have optional readings on Tuesday and Thursday just for you!!

Now is a great time to print off the {FREE} materials provided to you for this study! When you subscribe to our blog (and don’t forget to confirm your subscription!), you will receive an email in your inbox each time a new post is submitted here on the blog.  Scroll down to the very bottom of those emails, and you will find the links to the {The Road to Christmas} Study Guide and Reading Plan.  The Study Guide – in journal format – is a wonderful, interactive way to record what God is teaching you throughout the study. If you’ve already subscribed in a previous study, you’re good to go! 

Make sure to look for this image at the bottom of your email, our free files will be listed right after it:
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Take time to print out our materials and share a picture of them with us by using the #LoveGodGreatly hashtag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! We’ll share some of your pictures on Sunday! Can’t wait to see them!

Invite some friends to join you this Christmas and let’s dig into God’s Word together!

Love God Greatly!

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Announcing our NEW 2014 Advent Study ~ {The Road to Christmas}!!

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You’ve been asking, and we’ve been listening! We can’t think of a better way to prepare our hearts for the season than this: our brand NEW Love God Greatly Advent Online Bible study, set to begin December 1!! 

God’s plan sometimes takes generations to be revealed. He works in the humility of our brokenness and through the celebrations of our joy to gently weave his story. Christmas is one of those times! There are several women in Jesus’ family tree. They are normal women. Broken women. Women willing to allow God room to work in their lives. And through their stories we can see the themes of God’s redemption, grace, and salvation. We hope you’ll join us on {The Road to Christmas} as we take a look at the lives of these women!

We know you need something do-able, so we’re keeping it simple around here… 

    • Commit to just four weeks, and we’ll provide a simple Reading Plan and Study Guide… all of the work is done for you!
    • No need to enroll for this short study… simply join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the blog for Weekly Reading Plans, Memory Verses, Challenges, encouragement and more!
    • Like always, our materials are {FREE} when you subscribe to the Love God Greatly blog.  If you’ve already subscribed in a previous study, you’re good to go!  You’ll find the links to our study materials at the bottom of each email you receive with each published blog post. *{The Road to Christmas} study files will become available next week!
    • We encourage you to follow LGG on Pinterest, where we’ll pin some fun and inspirational ideas for Advent/Christmas for you, as well as related activities for kids!

*We know that December can be an overwhelming month, so we’ve designed {The Road to Christmas} to be easily workable into your busy holiday schedule. This round, there will be passages to study on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus optional readings to enrich your study on other days.

Grab your friends, sisters, moms, daughters, grandmas, aunts, church groups {you get the picture!}… and save the date! Trust me, you won’t want to miss THIS!!

At His feet,

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Giving Thanks For Gospel Gifts

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What are you thankful for? What are those things that put a little hop in your step or a song in your heart? What can bring tears of joy to your eyes? Perhaps it’s family and friends, the generosity of others, or the home that you live in. Some are thankful for meaningful experiences including visiting beautiful places, eating delicious food, or just sitting by a warm fire. My youngest son is thankful for bottlecaps and corndogs.

But the one thing that should move us to praise and thanksgiving is often the one thing we take for granted or have grown cold to, that is, our salvation. Before you roll your eyes at this obvious, sunday school answer, think carefully. The gospel of your salvation is one the greatest, life-changing truth that continues to bear fruit in you throughout all of your days!

I need to continually return to this myself. I need to consider how a perfect God would love, die for, and accept a deeply sinful person like me. This is more than amazing and should lead me to grateful worship. God’s holiness makes it impossible for man to draw near to God and yet  God has chosen to draw near to us in the person and work of Jesus.

Our reading for today tells us a few things about our salvation that we should be praising God for.

New Birth

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3

The great mercy of the new birth (regeneration) is the life changing aspect of the gospel. It is when God reaches deep inside us and takes out our heart of stone in order to replace it with a heart of flesh that beats for him (Eze. 36:26). But a new heart isn’t the only thing we receive. God also gives us a new mind, a new spirit and new affections.

We are no longer what we once were. God has taken away the older person and made us new (2 Cor 5:17). We can now love God and treasure his word. The new birth causes us to weep over our sins and rejoice over God’s immeasurable grace. And best of all there is no person whose sin goes so deep that God’s cant’ reach it and exchange it for a heart of righteousness.

This is truly praiseworthy.

Inheritance

and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,
1 Peter 1:4

God’s amazing generosity and love do not stop with simply giving us a new life through Christ’s death. He continues his generosity by granting us an eternal inheritance. This inheritance is beyond what we could ever imagine. It includes a kingdom, a new world, eternal life, and Christ himself. Sadly many of us find this boring. Those who are not excited about the inheritance don’t hate their sin and the evil in the world as much as they should, nor see Jesus Christ as their first love. We want to be with the ones we love. We long to escape the evil that hurts us and others. Study this inheritance and know it well–it belongs to you. The better you understand and know it the more thankful you will be for it.

who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
1 Peter 1:5,6

This inheritance is not something to be bought or earned in any way. As a part of the good news of the gospel it is a precious gift from God. And he is keeping it safe for us until we get to heaven. While life on earth can be very difficult, God will protect our souls and empower us to persevere in faith to the very end. What Christ’s blood has bought cannot be undone. The life that Christ gives through his resurrection cannot be killed. This is truly a great reason to celebrate with gratitude and thanksgiving!

Looking to Jesus,

jen-sig

 

 

 

 

Our NEW upcoming Advent study begins December 1!

Mark these dates and keep an eye open for more information coming soon!

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Living gratitude in the midst of your imperfect story…

Wheat field over cloudy skyIt’s no secret that I love a good story.

I love to read them, and I love to write them. Nothing captivates me more than something that’s real-life, up close and personal. Throw in a great visual and it’s golden.

Stories have the power to move us and teach us. They open our hearts, expose our feelings and help us to sort through our own convictions. And good stories often help us come to terms with our doubts and frailties, moving us forward to a place of confidence and action.

The world and our pride tell us to put on a good story front. To show our best sides in front of our friends. To post our most flattering pictures on social media. To portray as much order and beauty as possible so that our stories will look and sound good. So that we will look good.

But have you noticed what stories go viral on the internet?

I’m here to tell you that it’s not usually the neatly packaged life. More often than not, it’s the words and videos that are raw and real; the ones that speak of hope in hard times, love that overcomes trial, right that wins over wrong, and gratitude in the redemption of it all. You can think of one right now, can’t you?

Why is this?

I believe it’s because we’re wired to long for a redemption story.

The Bible is just that – from beginning to end – one long story that takes us through this incredible journey of ups and downs, rebellion and heartbreak until hope and sacrifice and redemption finally win. How glorious that the imperfection of the needy leads to gratitude for the provision of a perfect Savior.

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The greatest story ever told.

Since gratitude is our focus, and since Jesus is the lasting Source of our gratitude, it follows that if you’ve been rescued, you too have an important story to tell.

“I can’t tell my story,” you say.

It’s too messy.

Too imperfect.

Too incomplete.

Too unresolved.

Too hard.

Too {fill in the blank}…

But wait.

Remember, the best stories aren’t the perfect ones. Listen, no one can relate with those anyway. The best stories are centered on the hope and gratitude we live out in the midst of our imperfect stories, because all of the glory is shifted away from us and back onto the real hero of our story… our perfect Savior. 

If we actually lived out this kind of consistent, genuine gratitude in the middle of our imperfect mess… it might just go viral.

A woman who is confident and content in who she is in Christ overflows with gratitude even in the midst of her less than perfect story, allowing God’s beautiful story of redemption to continue to shine through her to the next generation.

He’s given each of us a story.

It’s up to us to decide what we’ll do with it. Won’t you elevate the name of Jesus by living gratitude in the midst of your imperfect story today?

At His feet,

LET’S TALK: Do you struggle to live out gratitude because you’re caught up in the imperfect? How can we pray for you today? Let’s encourage one another in the comment section below!

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Wearing Your “Sunday Best”…

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So I had one of those crazy Sunday mornings yesterday. The kind that involves struggling to dress three girls with tights that don’t have any runs in them, finding matching dress shoes for each and bows for their hair… Oh my goodness, who am I kidding! As I ran around my house like a modern day archeologist digging into drawers of multicolored tights and socks, looking through rooms and closets for two dress shoes that match. I heard that old familiar voice in my head say, “You know, if you had only laid out everything the night before…” Yeah, I know! And honestly, I do that most of the time. But man, I was tired Saturday night and after baths, books and bedtime… I was exhausted. I was done… ready to call it a day.

So I found myself on Sunday arriving to church late and having to walk the “walk of shame” (those of you with younger children hopefully know what I’m talking about… not that I’m hoping you’re late to church like me, but you know what I mean!) as I dropped off all three of my girls late to their Sunday school classes.

Why were we late? Because I was concerned with how my girls were “clothed” for church.

After a stressful and rushed Sunday morning, I came home let my girls play and sat down to write today’s blog post and I read these words:

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“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

Ohhh dear Lord, thank you for this gentle reminder. Forgive me for placing more importance on how I clothe my children on the outside rather than the inside.

Oh how I want to teach my daughters about what truly matters in life… I so needed this reminder. Maybe you did too?

As daughters to the King of kings, who are chosen, holy, and did I mention DEARLY LOVED… this is how we are to clothe ourselves.
With:
Compassion
Kindness
Humility
Gentleness
Patience

Last week we spent time looking at Who God is and What He has done. What a great time it was just to stop and slow down before the craziness of our holiday season comes upon us.

And so this week we come to our response to who God is and what He has done.

Our response to our Lord is to live as women clothed in this manner! And you know the great thing about “dressing” this way? These garments never go out of style!

So my challenge this week is to intentionally display compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience as we go about our days, interacting with the people God has placed in our lives.

I know it is hard to display all these characteristics! None of them come naturally to any of us. But when we focus on our gratitude to God and what He has already done, our love for Him compels us to extend that same love to others.

This week, instead of spending so much time and attention on what we wear (or what our children wear) on the outside, let’s spend time in prayer thanking God for what He has already done and ask Him to work in our lives to clothe us with:

Compassion… as we kiss the thousandth booboo for the day.

Kindness… as we look at the needs of others around us and decide to act and meet a need. Maybe even extend some kindness to ourselves…

Humility… as we praise another instead of seeking the praise.

Gentleness… as we choose to respond gently instead of “telling it like it is”…

Patience… as we realize we are all a work in progress. We are all broken and striving to be more and more like Christ each day… but none of us will be fully mature and complete until we see Jesus face to face. Until then, we are all growing in the faith. Let’s be patient with each other in the process.

As I look at this list, my heart overflows with love for God and a desire to wear these garments everyday in gratitude to the One who has done so much for me. But if I’m completely honest with you, I struggle everyday and that scares me. You see, I’m in the process of raising three girls to love God with all their hearts, minds and souls… oh how I want to teach them what it looks like to be a woman who clothes herself with these garments.

And you know the amazing truth in all of this? From the richest to the poorest, EVERYONE can clothe themselves with these amazing, beautiful garments!

So next time I have another crazy Sunday “rush to get to church” morning, I’m going to go back to this verse, take a deep breath, slow down, and make sure I put on these “garments” first for my girls to see…

Because it’s what’s on the inside that truly matters…. and seriously, who has time for matching bows anyway?

 

Love God Greatly!

Angela- Good Morning Girls

 

 

 

 

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Love Demonstrated

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My selfish flesh likes to think of myself as something other than weak, ungodly, and a sinner. I prefer to think of myself as godly, having it all together, and righteous. Perfect, in and of myself {with great hair, I might add}. When I keep it together, my little happy dreamland is full of daises and adorable Disney characters flying and hopping around me {with my great hair flowing in the light breeze}.

And then I fail.

I let ugly, unkind words slip from my tongue towards my husband, I get upset with my kids for extremely important things like leaving the milk out and letting the dog on the veranda {ahem}, I gossip about the person I feel wronged me, I stress and worry about the future of our foster son.

And I allow the failure to wash over me like a tidal wave. I let it overtake me, telling me not only have I failed, but that I am a failure. And what have I done? I have fallen into self-righteousness, thinking something I do will make me worthy or approvable {yes, I like making up words}. I have forgotten Romans 5:6-8. 

6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

I am a sinner. Christ died for me, a sinner, not because I was or am worthy, but because of His great love for me. And my keeping it together OR my failing has nothing to do with my acceptance by Him. 

“If you obey for a thousand years, you’re no more accepted than when you first believed; your acceptance is based on Christ’s righteousness and not yours.” -Paul Tripp, New Morning Mercies

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING makes me more thankful than this truth, when I let it sink down to my tippy toes and bask in the love He has for me.

And if you are having a difficult time making this truth reality in your life, think about these words from Elyse Fitzpatrick in her book, Because He Loves Me:

Jesus’ perfect record has become ours. Because God has accredited or imputed Jesus’ perfect obedience to you, when God looks upon you, he sees you as a person who

  • always does the things that are pleasing to Him;
  • is so focused on accomplishing His will and work that doing so is your daily food;
  • doesn’t seek your own will but seeks His will instead;
  • doesn’t seek to receive glory (praise, respect, worship) from others;
  • has always kept all his commandments;
  • lives in such a way that your life brings holiness to others;
  • loves others and lays down your life on a consistent basis;
  • lives in such a way that the people around you know that you love your heavenly Father more than anything else;
  • seeks to obey every command so that righteousness will be fulfilled.

In God’s opinion (the only one that matters!) that’s your record today. These truths out to astound us.”

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I can barely see through my tears as I finish writing this. Ladies, this is OUR GOD. It makes this week’s memory verse that much more sweet to our souls:

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Oh, I am so thankful to You, my God, my Lord, my Savior, my Righteousness. Thank You for loving and accepting me as I am. Thank You for demonstrating Your love for me, even and especially when I don’t deserve it. 

*Friends, I want to invite you to express your thankfulness to the Lord in the comments. Let’s fill up the comments with words of praise and gratitude to OUR GOD!*

All for Jesus,

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The Lord, Our Rock

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I absolutely love that this Thanksgiving season we are looking to express gratitude to God not just for what he has given us, but for who he is and what he is like. Dear friends, this deeper understanding of God is what will drive our gratitude and lead us to become more thankful in all circumstances and for all things.

I don’t know about you, but every year I look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. But inevitably they leave me feeling stressed, and overwhelmed. The planning, cleaning, cooking, shopping, and decorating can easily rob me of joy and replace it with complaining. Add to that the many family members that descend onto our home (many of whom we only see during this time) and things can get tense. This is the perfect time of year to meditate on the truth that God is our rock–because isn’t that what we really need? A place of refuge during emotional storms and a strong footing when we just want to crumble.

A Place of Refuge

There are many days when I want to run and hide from all the craziness in my life. Do you ever feel that way? But curling up in a fetal position is not the answer. It will neither protect us nor provide us with strength.

he shields all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30

Our strength may impress some, but it will never be enough. God’s strength must become our strength.  This will only happen when we take refuge in him. But what does this mean? How do we take refuge in God?

The answer is found not in any new way, but in the old ways prescribed to us by God. We must wrap ourselves in his word  so that the Holy Spirit can use those words to comfort and heal us. And we must shower our days with prayer .  I don’t believe we truly understand the importance of prayer. If Jesus was so clearly dependent on his Heavenly Father in prayer, how much more must we cast ourselves upon his mercy and listening ear! We must take our cue from Jesus. Prayer is vital to our spiritual and emotional health and the means by which God is active in our lives. Without prayer we become isolated and alone in our battles, whatever they may be.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2

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A Sure footing

Mountains do not move easily, and our God is mightier and stronger than even the biggest mountain. He cannot be moved and if we build our faith on him we are safe. Though satan may try to destroy us, our hearts will try to betray us, and the world will try to lead us away from God, our souls are kept safe atop this strong rock who is our God. So in the midst of uncertainty that we face during this holiday time, you can know that God does not waver, change, or move. He is your steadfast saviour, your calm place though the winds that swirl all around you. We can say with Chrysostom, “I stand upon a Rock, let the sea rage, the Rock cannot be disturbed.”
We will find strength the more confidently we stand upon this rock.

Let the verses for today lift your hearts and voices in praise of our good God, our solid rock.

For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
Psalm 18:31,32

Looking To Jesus,

jen-sig

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