May 20, 2008, Praises Along the Way-- Good God Encouragement

I love when God speaks the appropriate word to me, and each one of you all, just when we need to hear it. He never fails. If you haven't read it read the "Daily Bread" for today. It's called "Productive Pain" and it's very appropriate for our situation.

In thinking about the "Daily Bread", I could hear his love and encouragement, it seemed like he put that there just for me.

I must admit I've been kind of grouchy lately. That happens when I run life on empty. I'm sure that each and every one of us goes through this process, we get distracted and before we know it we've run dry. That's when I lay down my pride and say to the only one who can help me, who can deliver me, forgive me. And he does with open arms.

The thing about God though is that even before I realize it he's already wooing me back to him. He pours out and pours out over me his loving-kindness understanding that I am made from dust. The word says in the last part of Jeremiah 31:3 "...I have loved you with everlasting love, I have drawn you with loving-kindness." This is God's heart toward me and all of you no matter who you are or what you've done or how you've acted today. He loves you more than ever with his everlasting love.

God isn't fickle like we are, he has unconditional love that continually amazes me.


Lori Bieber said...

God Bless you Kristi. Keep your chin up. My daughter heard about Edward Kennedy's brain tumor and with him being a famous person there has been so much on the news and internet about brain tumors. We are finding even more information than when my father in law was diagnosed. CNN had a great article yesterday and one thing that was stressed was your attitude. Yoga, massages and even spiritual can help you live longer. Danny (my father in law) is living proof of that fact. Orginally he was given 2 weeks then after surgery he was given 2 years at the most. Oct 1 he has his faith in God and will be 3 years of watching his grandchildren grow, graduation, and just spend time with his high school sweetheart as he calls her. Yesterday was 41 years they have been together. God Blessed him, he is blessing your daughter and now will bless Kennedy also. When things get tough and you don't think anyone is there...God is always with you. His has you in his heart today and always. Have a great holiday weekend with your family.

Anonymous said...

AMEN! Hope all went well at the doctors office. You all have been on my minds and in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

We continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you Jesus for the peace you are giving Kristi and the inspiration she is to all of us.