Waking up this morning, I couldn’t stop thinking about the Astro’s comeback and how possibly the stirring words of Verlander inspired his team on to victory. Another fond memory is recalling my grandfather listening to all the Cardinal games on his little transistor radio. Have a very blessed New Year, trusting in God. GOD IS FAITHFUL! This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. He never moved. I think it's so sweet how Jenny holds Tim's hand when they walk into school. I believe we will always experience God during fearful moments of life, if we will simply listen and watch for His unfailing presence in times of darkness. How are you spending the gift of time God is entrusting to you? Recommended Reading: 1 Kings 17:7-24 – Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath, 6 He (Jesus) said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Christ’s great and amazing love for me is what takes me through each painful occurrence, with the assurance that He is always with me. And what often makes the difference in whether we’re ready to throw in the towel or not, is having someone who is willing to step in and “yell” at us, “Come on! My garage door failed to stay down. To comfort or support one when they are frightened, anxious, or distressed. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. New Living Translation Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” (Psalm 145:13). However, I know this is true because I have received the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus by faith. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. They prayed that the Lord would work through them. Holding hands is more than just about touch. S. M. 2.0 out of 5 stars Too basic. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do” James 1:2-8. Though the road has been rough And the goings been mighty tough, still I ain't going Nowhere, I'm right here to stay. Approaching the age of becoming a senior, the purpose of my life is taking on greater urgency. Read what His Word says about sexual sin: “In this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. At age 2 the doctors decided to remove half of my pancreas which had been producing too much insulin. He won’t let me kiss him on the cheek in public and I’m damn sure he won’t kiss me on the lips in public . 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man (Adam), so shall we[g] bear the image of the heavenly man (Christ). Spending time with Jesus is my highest priority. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? He said the doctors gave little to no hope of survival for their precious little girl. My heart’s desire was to serve the Lord, but I had a lot of spiritual growing to do. While we were there he became very ill so I took him to the emergency room. No, He didn’t tell me that I would catch a lot of fish, but He did clearly tell me that I’d been fishing on the wrong side for a very long time and coming up empty. Good news, one day Jesus will bring suffering to an end. He wants to be an example — so now he and Collins give speeches together about the importance of forgiveness and redemption. I thank Him for each day that He blesses me with. 12 When Moses’ hands grew heavy, they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. Oh, did I mention that I’m a list keeper? 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, Israel prevailed; but when he lowered them, Amalek prevailed. The two men now serve together in the Christian Mosaic Café and bring the light and the love of Jesus to others who walk through the doors of this little town café. God often allows us to experience darkness in our lives (illness, a job loss, sin, etc.) I don’t think Jesus thought any more of Mary than he did Martha, but simply made the distinction of what is “better.” Taking care of the necessities of life is important, but taking care of relationships is better. It was a large inflatable blanket-type device which blew warm air onto my cold body. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Think about (no, pray about) how you might prioritize your life this year in ways that will help to ensure a happy new year according to the sweet pleasure of our LORD and Savior. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! These are three wonderful experiences that my parents didn’t know I would ever have. Scoring 2 runs in the top of the 10th, I’m sure the Astros thought perhaps the game was theirs to keep. Dr. Sue Edwards is Assistant Professor of Christian Education (Specialization: Women’s Studies) at Dallas Theological Seminary and holds degrees from Trinity University, DTS, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Being down 3 to 1 in the 6th inning, the Astros tied the Dodgers in the ninth. Helpful. When holding hands like this, it is important that both of you hold the hand of the other person firmly. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. McGee went on to CBS News about his Christian faith, and his hope for a kinder mankind. We are all given the same amount of time each day to live it in any way we choose (for the most part). God loves you and if you will trust Him and believe that He has a plan, He will be with you through any challenge, any sickness, or any struggle you may ever have to face. (She’s now 13.). He is my shelter, my rock, my helper, my healer, my provider. Christian art of "jesus holding out his hands". Ha! (John 21:6). [a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”. Hands holding Corona … God is opening new doors for Jameel and Andrew to tell their story of forgiveness and redemption to schools, churches, and other organizations across the country. Jameel clearly identified the need to “hold onto the hand of Jesus” during his four years behind bars, and now testifies to the power of God’s grace and forgiveness in his own life which ultimately led him to forgive Andrew. No way am I going to hook up with this dude…he’s the one who sent me to prison.” But after meeting Andrew face to face, he felt God’s forgiveness fill his heart as they shook hands. When I saw the final cost (nearly $600.000), it was breathtaking. Yes, there will be times when we stumble and fall because we live in a broken world. “It’s the Lord!” And with this jubilant exclamation, Peter grabbed his garments and jumped in the water to meet Jesus at the water’s edge. Maybe it’s a neighbor who is going through a difficult time, or it could be a family member who simply needs a hug around the neck. It will also determine what kind of year you will have. (John 21:5-6). Mike is completing his bachelor’s in biblical studies degree at MidAmerica Nazarene University, as he and Katie prepare for full-time ministry. I know you're worried about giving your speech, but I'll be there to hold your hand. This is a book to re-read many times as it is witty and easy to read. God is there. Thousands of new, high-quality pictures added every day. Look over the past year and take an honest inventory on how you spent the time God blessed you with. He then waits for me to respond in obedience. I’m so sorry for everything I put you through.” Jameel said “That’s all I need!”. My blood sugar was extremely low, in the single digits. The Scripture clearly shows us where Martha was amiss. Also, if there would have been anyone coming behind me, they could not have avoided hitting my car, which would have caused considerable damage. Each day is a beautiful gift from God. I suppose I’m more of a goal-setter. His timing is always perfect and He has a beautiful plan for each person He has ever created. The immense pain I was experiencing as a result of sin was the same immense pain Jesus felt on the cross as the result of sin. And it was in those cramped quarters that the bad cop and the wrongfully accused had no choice but to have it out. Couples who typically interlock all of their fingers while holding … Our greatest weaknesses (either real or perceived) can become our greatest strength, when we fully surrender them to God. “Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.”. She wrote so many that she was forced to use pen names lest the hymnals be filled with her name above all others. Read more. Even David knew that God was present and active in his life. Mary Alice and Daryl have raised a family who loves Jesus. And, for many people, the most remarkable thing about her was that she had done so in spite of her blindness. Do not place blame somewhere other than where it rightly belongs. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”, 11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”. 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