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(owl:donaldthompson95 on flickr, luna:BillLepidoptera/ on flickr, willow/fence:trensamiro on flickr, all remaining: Merana Leigh)

Psalm 25:4-5

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;

guide me in your truth and teach me,

for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long (NIV)

Drench yourself in words unspoken, Live your life with arms wide open,

Today is where your book begins, The rest is still unwritten. ("Unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield)

It matters not how long we live, but how!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Scripture Cocktail

Let me start by saying how much I have missed blogland.  2012 was abysmal for me, but I hope to be back among my fellow blogging buddies more often this year!  I've missed you!!!
I had a friend call me the other night & ask me, "How do you keep your faith?  You have things so much worse than me, yet you still hold strong to your faith."  I told her, "It's simple.  I remember what He's brought me through already.  And my stubborn side hits too in that I refuse to believe He brought me through all of that before only to have me fail now!  Plus, Scripture tells us God CANNOT lie.  If every time we see a rainbow we are assured of His promise that He will never again flood the earth, then we can believe every promise He makes.  And when do you see a rainbow?  Only after a storm!" {smile}  Then I reminded her to read the following that I sent her awhile back.  Enjoy ~ Merana
Just like a fruit cocktail is a combination of a bunch of is a Scripture Cocktail a combination of a bunch of fruits of the spirit!  Sustenance for strength & peace beyond measure.  I promise that if you are troubled, by the time you finish reading this, you will be strengthened & filled with peace, as only His Word can provide!
Proverbs 3:5,6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Isaiah 42:16 ~ I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Jeremiah 6:16 ~ This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.
Psalm 25:4,5 ~ Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 119:105 ~ Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
John 10:10 ~ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 12:46 ~ I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
John 16:33 ~ “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 14:27 ~ Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Isaiah 26:3,4 ~ You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

Matthew 11:28,29 ~ “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Psalm 37:7 ~ Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him…

Isaiah 48:17,18 ~ This is what the Lord says - your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.

Romans 8: 24,25 ~ …hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Isaiah 7:9b ~ If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.

Matthew 6:33,34 ~ But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Romans 8:28 ~ And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Psalm 46:10 ~ Be still, and know that I am God.

Isaiah 8:17 ~ I will wait for the Lord….I will put my trust in him.

Isaiah 12:2 ~ Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense[; he has become my salvation.