Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The One to Count On

"I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word." Psalm 130:5

There's not a lot to count on these days. Car break down, favorite restaurants shut down, even gas prices can't stay down. In this time of presidential campaigns and lots of promises we hesitate to even believe what is being said. We live in a fallen world, where people, places, and things let us down - BUT GOD WILL NOT, and has not - we can count on Him!

The older I get the more precious the Bible has become to me. The sweet promises of the Lord, the love letters of truth, peace, and life. I am learning to hold them closer to my heart. When I am disheartened by this world and it's disappointments, all I have to do is turn the pages of my bible and see how dependable and powerful my God is to me. Time and time again I read of how He delivered His people, He loved his people, He blessed his people. Always keeping his promises, and always faithful (even when His people were not).

I don't have the greatest memory, and can't always quote it word for word, but how thankful I am that it is God's precious word that comes to my mind when the lies of the enemy whisper in my ears. His Word is powerful - use it, read it, devour it, soak it in - and never let it go! God's promises are true!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Difference

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of the Testimony in his hand, he did not know that the skin of his face shone and sent forth beams by reason of his speaking with the Lord. Exodus 34:29 (Amp Bible)

Wow this scripture challenged me! Moses was in the presence of God - and people could see it. It made me wonder - do people see something in me after I've spent time with the Lord? Do they see it when I don't? Not a fake smile, not a hyped up attitude - but a genuine change in my countenance.

If I am truly seeking the Lord, I will find Him - and He will find me. I want to sit in His presence until there is a change, in my thinking, in my speaking, in my spirit, in my very appearance. How about you?