Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thankful hopeful joyful

Hey everyone! I can't believe that the last time I posted was on Thanksgiving. Doesn't the holiday season pass by so quickly? How can it already be the 14th? The past few days I have been intentional about slowing my pace and resting in the midst of the chaos of the season. It seems like we have had something almost every night of the week the past two weeks. I did our Christmas card a few days ago. While I was trying to think about what I wanted it to say, I decided that I would pick three things that I was feeling and want to be more like in the next year. So I chose Thankful Hopeful and Joyful.

I received an email today that I believe was sent to me from the Lord. It said this:

"We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.
Let Your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in You alone."
Psalm 33: 20-22
Father, give us the grace to trust You, so that we will be free from our fears and worries. As we look to You for help, we are promised that we will become radiant with joy.  Surround and defend us today with Your angels. Help us to believe that You will supply our need according to Your riches in glory. Just as you supplied the oil for the fire on the altar for the Israelites, You will give us the oil of Your Spirit that we need for this day. May we use this oil to bring Your hope to others today. Let our hearts rejoice that Christ in us is our hope of glory! Glory to God in the highest!

Radiant with joy! What a promise. That is what I want to be. Come Lord Jesus, my hope is in you alone. Slow my pace and make me joyful this day because of what you have done for me. Thank you for leaving your throne to by my substitution. 

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I think that your photo card is the cutest one I've ever seen...I wish I had the photoshop skills to replace my family with yours, but I don't.
    Merry Christmas!


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