Wednesday, November 05, 2008

God is Near

Pin It Now! Each week my boys have to memorize a verse from the Bible. I usually choose verses from the books we are studying, and right now we happen to be going through the book of Acts.

Last week we worked on Acts 4:12, so this past Sunday I was looking through Acts for a new verse to memorize for this week. Since Acts is really more of an historical account, I was having a hard time finding a verse. I finally gave up and decided to just open up the Bible to another part of the New Testament. The first verse I laid my eyes on was James 1:12, which reads

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."

Wow. In light of our present situation, what a perfect verse for us to be memorizing!!

Even in my personal devotions, in which I am reading Jesus Calling, God seems to be speaking right to me, like the past few days were written just for me for such a time as this. I know God is near.

My flesh wants so badly to give in to the temptations of being depressed, stressed, upset--you name it--but God continues to bless me and fill my spirit so it's pretty difficult to stay in a pit for too long.

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