Thursday, January 14, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
By the grace of God, when I arrived at my destination today, I felt renewed. The time in the car was a time of prayer, not panic, and a time of praise for all God is...my Savior, my Redeemer, my Giver of Life, my Protector, my Song, my Creator, my Reason for Living, my Vision, my Provider, my Partner, the One who knows my comings and goings, the Calmer of my fears...you get the picture.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
What I don't love is driving on the Pennsylvania turnpike when it is snowing. If the roads are plowed and wet, no problem. If there is snow and/or ice, problem. I get stressed. I hang onto the steering wheel and practically dig my nails into it. The news shows on television aren't helping. They are tracking the newest storm as it heads this way while cancelling the regularly scheduled programs. I had to turn it off.
What I noticed is if I keep my eyes on the weather reports alone, I worry. My stomach gets tied up in knots. I get overcome with fear. And, yes, I've even shed a few tears. But, why do I let it get to me kike this? It's ok to have a healthy fear of the weather. A person needs to use caution and common sense. But, it isn't healthy to go overboard.
Scripture says "You are my servant; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So, do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will stregnthen you and help you: I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:9b-10 Isaiah 43:5a says, "Do not be afraid for I am with you." In fact, there are about 365 times in Scripture where God tells us, "Do not be afraid."
As I drive this weekend, I will chose to keep my eyes not only on the road, but on the Lord, too. I will chose to trust Him and "Be not afraid."
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Twelve Drummers Drumming
The twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles' Creed:
Monday, January 4, 2010
The eleven Faithful Apostles: 1) Simon Peter, 2) Andrew, 3) James, 4) John,
Sunday, January 3, 2010
The ten commandments: 1) You shall have no other gods before me;