Jun 30, 2010

Bedside Blessings

My mother bought me this book called Bedside Blessings a few weeks ago when I was in Texas.  I cannot tell you how much joy this book has brought me!  I read it every night before I go to sleep.  It gives little verses and some insight behind each one.  Tonight's was very touching to me:

"The only hope we have is daily dependence on the living Lord.  It's the only way we can make it.  He's touched with our feelings of infirmity, our weaknesses, our inability in the dark and lonely times to say no.  He's touched with that.  And He says, 'I'm ready with all the power you need.  Call on Me and I'll give you what you need.'  So?  Call on Him!  Stop this moment and call on Him.  He will hear and heed your cry." 

Related verse: "Say to those with anxious heart, 'Take coverage, fear not.  
Behold, your God... will save you." 
Isaiah 35:4

On 6/28, there was a blessing that really grabbed my heart.  I hope it touches someone, anyone, like it did mine:

"When the sovereign God brings us to nothing, it is to reroute our lives, not to end them.  Human perspective says, 'Aha, you've lost this, you've lost that.  You've caused this, you've caused that.  You've ruined this, you've ruined that.'  But God says, 'No. No.  It's time to reroute your life.  Now's the time to start anew!'"

Related verse: "The steps of a man are established by the LORD, 
and He delights in his way.
Psalm 37:23

How reassuring is that?  I mean, honestly, it's been so nice to have this book to read at night, even if it's for less than a minute.  It's so funny because I've been folding back the pages of the verses that I want to remember and so far I have folded back every page I've read!  Guess that defeats the purpose, but it also means it's a great book worth re-reading!  If you want to find it, I'm sure they have it at Barnes and Noble.  It's by Charles R. Swindoll and called Bedside Blessings.


As for July, here is what is says regarding the month:  "Surprises are part of God's plan.  They remind us he's still in charge."

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