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Busy days, pondering, asking...
During these busy days of December that here at our home are flying by, as I washed dishes I asked the girls "let's read the beatitudes this morning"
While reading the 'beatitudes'... we thought about breaking down these different spirits....
While looking at "mourn" I read this as well,
"In the Beatitudes, Jesus reminds His disciples that they cannot seek happiness the way the world does. True joy is not found in selfish ambition, excuses, or self-justification. An enviable state of blessedness comes to those who mourn over their own sin.
"These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word" (Isaiah 66:2).
After looking at this verse, I can not help but be moved, challenged and ask myself
"do I tremble at His word ...enough"?
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" For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word."
Have a blessed Friday...
Lets remember to take time to enjoy this busy season and ponder God's word.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
While reading my Bible early yesterday morning, I was re-reading the whole Christmas story from Luke....the verse that jumped out at me was Luke 1:38. It is after the angel tells Mary that she is the chosen one to bring Jesus into the world. Her reply was this,
"And Mary said, behold the handmaid of the Lord;
be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her."
The thing that spoke to me was her submission. She did not see her future laid out before her; she did not see her baby's future. She did not know what her tomorrows would like.
But she was resting in the Lord and trusting in Him, so, she humbly, submissively, replied,
"be it unto me according to thy word."
What a beautiful example of submission for us to learn from....sometimes we cannot see what our future looks like. We don't know what God will call us to do....maybe be a missionary, housewife, doctor, farmer, veterinarian, etc. We just do not know....but may we be ready when He calls us, to reply with a submissive heart and spirit,
♥"be it unto me according to thy word." ♥
I just love it when God reveals things like this....it helps mold me for becoming the woman in Christ that I strive to be, every day. I'm SO thankful for Mary and her Biblical example!
Blessings and love to you all...
Goodnight~ Maggie ♥