Day 35 of 47 for Lent Plan

God, I have been enjoying the bible reading plan You have been walking me through. I’m sorry to be so late getting them on, but with Your help we’ll get them on little by little.
No rush. Just convalescing with You, and following Your lead in sharing with others.

YouVersion (a bible app You have blessed me with)
is doing a plan called 40 Days of Lent.

Day 35 of 47 for Lent Plan – Teaching: Mercy & Possessions
Reading: Matthew 6:19-24 

Further Study

  • Where should we not store our treasures? Where should we store them? Why?
    We should not store our treasures on earth. We should store them in heaven because things on earth are stolen, destroyed, or rot. Things in heaven last forever. Where our treasures are there our hearts will be also.
  • What part of our body’s health affects our entire body?
    our eyes
  • What two things can we not serve? Why?
    God and mammon… because we will love one and hate the other. Our heart and mind will be focused on pleasing one while neglecting the other.

Reflect

  • Worship: Write down one attribute of God and worship Him for who He is.
    Light… Thank You, God, for being our Light in this world, even in our darkness.
  • Prayer: Pray for yourself – your needs, concerns, desires, dreams.
    Lord, how funny that You had this day to pray for myself to fall on the day I have therapy. And whether I get it read before or after the appointment, it is always right for that day. You personally design for me, even when using something thousands of people are doing to celebrate, honor, or study… Lent.
  • Remembrance: Think about a time you chose God over something your flesh desired. Write about it.
    Lord, You immediately bring to mind a relationship that went against You despite how everyone thought it was the perfect relationship for me, and even though he and I both wanted it. This very message today confirms yet again the very passage You kept using to make clear then about being unequally yoked together, that light has no part in darkness.
    Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14
    You helped me learn so well that only One can be your first love. I want You to always be my first love. I know if You wanted me in a relationship that he would want that for me too. I have the best relationship I have ever had in You, Jesus. Finally my heart is content! ❤
  • Self- Examination: Do you find yourself choosing money and possessions over God? Ask God to reveal this to you.
    Lord, I am leaving this one to allow You time to answer my asking You to reveal to me which one YOU see. I pray I always do right with that which You trust me with.

A Kind Act

  • Do a favor without expecting anything in return.
    Bobby needed his lunch set up that he wanted, with the unsalted crackers he prefers. And also stopped me in the middle of my bible devotion to read a couple of pieces of his mail that he received.

A special thank You, Lord, for allowing me to find a way to put the bible app, emails, and everything on my tablet… especially the Sudoku puzzles! Right now, I am daily trying to keep You first every day in doing the bible study, reading the bible aloud to Bobby each day with a goal to keep going instead of doing individual topical study, still copying Your word down by hand, and then do puzzles that I have such an addiction for. My eyes are so blurry by the time I get to the puzzles. I strain my eyes to play. You were so merciful to give me large print for everything! ❤ How fitting to the devotion. You have given my eyes health and been my Light by choosing You over doing what my flesh desires. It won’t mean anything to anyone else. But it means so much to me! Thank You for being so personal!

❤ I love You, Father!
❤ I love You, Jesus!
❤ I love You, Holy Spirit!

Thankful for Your Testimony

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Pouring through my life,
Your testimony saturates.
Everywhere You shine my light,
It’s Your testimony that radiates.
The joy, the trials,
The long enduring sorrows
Are all preparations
For Your testimony tomorrow.
Walking through Your Holy Word,
I hide You in my heart.
Your testimony renews my mind,
And strengthens every part.
Thank You for Your thoughtfulness
In the testimony You left.
It allows me to share with others,
And helps me to improve myself.

1.28.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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The Warmth of Love

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A little girl staring at a candle
Watches the flame dance.
Such a beautiful and playful light
Has her in a trance.
The heat drifts over her
And makes her forget
How cold it really is,
As she enters into her death.
Suddenly the light comes alive
And embraces her little soul.
Her Savior has welcomed her home
With a loving hold.
No more will she shiver or shake.
She knows the warmth of love.
She is with her good and perfect gift,
A home with her Father above.

12.8.19 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Beautiful and Festive Display

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Sparkles of light in the misty air.
Ribbons of color dance with flair.
Glitter glistens and shimmers in the light.
Snowflakes fall in the cool of the night.
The wonder of winter at Christmas time
Delightfully brightens the playful chime.
What a beautiful and festive display
Of the Holy and majestic day.
The precious Child born a King,
With Godly love and salvation to bring.
A path of pain and tears he’ll bear
To give the greatest gift to share.
Eternal Life is ours to receive.
All we have to do is just believe.
Join the angelic host in singing.
Hear the Hallelujah bells ringing.

12.8.19 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Sunshine Blogger Award 9.4.19

Oh heavenly Father look at that ray of light You are sending me through Dawn of Drawing Closer to Christ! 🙂 Your very own daughter encouraging your other daughter! I am already so encouraged when reading the whispers You give her, but what a tender delight to see Your ray of light shining a little more directly my way! Allowing me the joy of sharing that light with others! Thank You for my sister in Christ, Father! Bless her and her blog!

Thank you, Dawn, for sharing His light of love with me through the nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award! May God continue to be the Light of your life! And blog! 🙂img_1261Rules:

1. Use the sunshine blogger award logo
2. Give thanks to the blogger that nominated you
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions


Dawn’s Questions For Me:

1. Are you an owl or a lark? (stay up late or early riser)
lark
2. What do you do for fun?
sing hymns, puzzles, church events (especially for ladies)
3.What do you love most about knowing Jesus?
How incredible marvelous He is! So loving and merciful! He is trustworthy!
4. What is your favorite characteristic about yourself?
loving God more than anything or anyone, no matter what
5. What is a place you would like to visit?

heaven (and then move on in 😉 )
6. What is an important lesson you’ve learned in life?
follow God over everything else, including myself
7. What is a fear that you have learned to overcome?
confrontation
8. What is your favorite food?
cantaloupe
9. Do you have siblings? If so how many?
yes… 6
10. What topic do you feel is the least discussed but the one most needed to be discussed?
Meekness is not weakness
11. Why did you start your blog?
first as a private conversation with God, and then following Him in encouraging a friend who has asked anyone willing to do a challenge she started.

My Nominees:

1. Doreen of Becoming The Oil And The Wine
2. Jacquie of Joy Cottage
3. Robert of Watching Daily At Wisdom’s Gates
4. LaBranda of My Thoughts Exactly
5. Michelle of The Mimosa Blossom
6. Stephanie of Life With Jesus
7. Hannah of Grace To Be Imperfect
8. Heather of Every Small Voice
9. Robin of Just The Right Size
10. Becka of The Reclaimed Life
11. Mama Duck of Tales From The Mama Duck

My Questions for the Nominees:

1.  Do you know how much Jesus loves you?? Because He surely does! ❤
2.  Do you know how many books are in the bible?
3.  What kind of weather are you having in your area?
4.  Can you name someone you know who is already in heaven waiting on you?
5.  What makes you smile?
6.  Do you have a favorite hymn?
7.  Who was the last person you sent a text to?
8.  Who was the last person you hugged?
9.  Have you written out your testimony of salvation? (link below if you have or do)
10.Have you ever read the bible completely through?
11. How many blogs do you have?

Congratulations to the nominees! Praise God for your desire to share the light of God that He radiates through you! Please do not feel obligated to participate. I just wanted to send a little light of His love your way! If you do, please no rush! Do as God leads you!
He loves you so very much! ❤

 

Sunshine Blogger Award 12.8.17

Dear Gracious and Heavenly Father, look what You continue to do… for me… this blog (Your blog)… and for others through it! You are continuing to shine such a light of love through Lene (aka Lene in Japan) and her 2 blogs…
Wrestling with Faith – Dancing with Jesus and Song of Virginity.

You delightfully surprised me in her Wrestling with Faith – Dancing with Jesus blog
where she had nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!
No rules. No questions. Just sharing and encouraging! That is so Lene! ❤
And this will allow me to shine your light towards others! ❤sunshine-blogger-awardYou have used Lene so greatly in my life and this blog when she invited me to guest write on Song of Virginity. I love how she refers to it as celebrating purity for You! After praying about it, you allowed me to write my testimony Love of my Life – I am His Song. You amazed me with such overwhelming feedback and loving comments. Something so personal, so raw, and every word true… actually brought glory to Your Holy name!
Bless her, Lord! I pray for her daughter and hubby as well!

 

Thank you, Lene! More than anything for helping me to have the courage to write a testimony of what God has done for me! Your own testimony inspires me! ❤

So with joy I share with my nominees:

Discovering Your Happiness
Sunflower Holistic Health
Scribbled to Paper
His Perfect Timing
Beholding Him Ministries
My Thoughts Exactly
Moonlight Psychology
Betcha Didn’t Know
Giggles & Tales
Blue Heron Cove
Empowering Women
Oaken Reed
HappySKy7311
Inner Man Theatre
The Godly Chic Diaries
Walking With the Way
Quiet Girl, Noisy World
The Ascender’s Touch

Congratulations, Nominees! God loves you each one! ❤

Hand in Hand With You

You’re leading. I’m following,
or at least I’m trying.
You’re speaking. I’m listening,
or at least sighing.
Your pathways can be many,
yet one at a time.
Your lamp is shining.
Help me follow the light.
You’re teaching. I’m learning,
or trying to be discerning.
You’re guiding. I’m trailing
while trying to avoid failing.
Stay close by with guard rails.
Your perfect love never fails.
Hand in hand with You,
I know we’ll make it through.

10-6-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)