|24 till 40 Draw near to God, He is waiting for you!
You would think by now, I would continue to remember this, but I don’t.
I live it for a while,
and then I get busy and continue on with my life
forgetting what I’ve learned.
But God is patient with me.
He is there. Waiting for me.
Waiting for me to have time for Him again.
I’m talking about spending time with God. Devotions. Quiet time in prayer.
Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Reading His word. Devoting time to & for Him.
James 4:8a reads, “Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
As an adult, a period of time that I remember being close to God, is when I was spending time with Him. Daily. And one of my favorite ways is to journal about my walk with Him. My prayers to Him.
I am a paper person. I love to write. I love to make lists. I need to be able to see things on paper. I need to be able to hold it in my hands. See my concerns, my joys, my struggles all written down,
but then more importantly,
I need it written down, so that I can look back and see where God was in the midst of it all. To document His work in my life. To see how He answered my prayers.
So that I don’t forget.
A few years ago, my son & husband had their tonsils out on the same day. Now, as stressful and exhausting as that month of recuperating was for them (&me), I remember it as a time that my walk with God was sweet. I read His word. Studied it. Had time with Him. I can look back at my prayer journal and see the answered prayer. See the struggles and worries, yet, I knew God was with me (us).
I have been a Christian since I was a child. I am saved by grace. Jesus took on my sins and died for me. Even more importantly, He rose again. He waits for me in heaven. Because He died, I can live for eternity with Him.
You can live for eternity with Him too!
Simply recognize that you are a sinner. Confess to Him your sin and your need to have Him in your heart (life). Tell Him that you want to live for Him. Acknowledge that He died on the cross for YOUR sins and that He rose again. Ask Him to guide you and direct you.
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Revelation 3: 20 says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Category: encouraging verses
|God brings special people into our lives.
God blesses us through them.
God allows us to find great joy in their friendships.
Make sure you tell them how much you appreciate them….
Philippians 1:3 “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.”
|Stop & smell the coffee I’m not sure this qualifies as a lesson I’ve learned in my 40 years, but it’s something that I’ve grown to appreciate. The little things. Things that some people take for granted, or overlook,
I take great joy in.
Like, fresh hot coffee.
or snow days.
or Sunday drives.
or homemade cookies fresh from the oven.
or Christmas music.
or snuggling up on the couch with a good book/laptop & my favorite pet beside me.
or a date with my hubby, even if it’s just going to get coffee…
or happy time spent with my teen.
or sitting on my swing in the sunshine.
or lunch with friends.
The little things in life make me happy.
Proverbs 14:30 “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”
Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
**Speaking of snow days, today is a snow day!!!! Enjoying my coffee as I type. Received my first Studio Calico monthly scrapbooking kit yesterday, so I am planning on scrapping a lot today!!! Tune in tomorrow after 40 till 40 and hopefully I will have some scrappiness to post!