I borrowed this from a friend. We are now nine days into the new year. I have a feeling there are some people who are already discouraged because they haven’t been able to keep their “New Year’s Resolutions”, falling into old habits that they thought they had broken, or just haven’t been able to get a jump on things like they wanted. God tells us He is still there, and still waiting for us to turn to those things over to Him!
Category Archives: Food for Thought
When the LORD brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,
it was like a dream! . . .
Restore our fortunes, LORD,
as streams renew the desert.
Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.”
Psalm 126:1, 4–6
Encouragement for today
Are you discouraged? Have things gotten worse for you, rather than better? Pray this prayer, claim the promise of these verses, and take heart. Just as the Jewish exiles had lost hope but finally found themselves returning to Jerusalem, so God will bring you back to “Jerusalem.” It may take a while … it may take until heaven. But sooner or later, one way or another, you will be filled with joy and your fortunes will be restored. Count on it! Imagine it now. Wait for it expectantly and hopefully, and pray as you wait.
—Diane Eble, author of Abundant Gifts: A Daybook of Grace-Filled Devotions
What is Jesus saying to you?
What are you doing in response?
First Methodist in Mansfield, Texas, created the GOD IS BIG ENOUGH campaign 6 years ago. Before we even started planning for Brentwood Family Fellowship, in December, 2011, God had us cross paths with the silicone bracelets. It resonated with Buddy & I. It was another affirmation that we were on the path He had called us to. But the path He called us to was not the path we thought! Within 3 months, we knew God had called us to start a new church in San Angelo. (see A Campaign for Christ, March 20, 2012.)
By the end of this month, we will have more bracelets! Enjoy the video. Buddy posted it five years ago today. It is still true!
Video credit http://www.firstmethodistmansfield.org/
This is a great article from a blog called God’s Girl. Lots of truth here.
Source: I am Josh Duggar