Friday, March 06, 2009
If you think God isn't talking you're not listening
This is the dry erase board I bought so the kids could commit Bible verses to memory so they would have them when they needed them. I look at this every day as I go out of the door and on many days I find new meaning in it. Today as I went out for my walk I was thinking about the verse that was up there. One of the most popular passages in the Bible is Nehemiah 8:10: "Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." This tells me that if I am strong in the things I know are right and do not grieve for what I cannot change, this will give the Lord joy, not happiness, but joy. You can feel joy in any situation, even the ones that are not happy.
This verse spoke to me a thought about my mom before she passed from this life to the next. My mom met Jesus a few months before she died. So when grace amazing took her home I could feel joy in the fact that Jesus was with her. So that reminded me of Nehemiah 8. I am sure as this verse is up all week many more thoughts will come my way, but this was the one I wanted to share. So as I put many more verses up I hope to continue to hear Gods voice Along with the thoughts my children are sharing with me about the verses they are learning.