Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a new fav

so i was asked to compose a short devotional for a church baby shower.
i knew about it about a week in advance...BUT,
nothing was coming together.  like, nothing.
until just hours before...
finally the Lord led me to James 1:2-5 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith developes perseverence.  Perseverence must finish it's perfect work so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.  If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

doesn't this sound like James was writing about motherhood?  :)

i am not going to expound on this, but i DO want to share with you all one more verse that i closed the devotion with...

it's my new favorite bible verse for my kids...

from Lamentations 2:19  "Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord.  Lift up your hands to Him for the life of your children..."

this verse is perfect. prayer changes absolutely everything.

many friends were inquiring as to the Lamentations reference that i shared, so i figured i would share it with everyone:)

my new fav!


Katie @ minivan diva said...

So thoughtful and beautiful. You are always full of wisdom. Thanks for sharing.

Lauriai said...

Your insight was exactly what I needed to read right now. Thanks for opening your heart to His words :)

hannah singer said...

marie. YES. thank you.