And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. — Roman 16:20
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: — Romans 15:5
That ye may with one mind and with one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:6
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. — Romans 15:13
For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; an whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, of die, we are the Lord’s — Romans 14:8
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. — Romans 14:12
Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. — Romans 14:22
And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. — Romans 14:23
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. — Romans 12:14
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. — Romans 12:15
Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high minded, but fear: — Romans 11:20
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest He also spare not thee. — Romans 11:21
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all. — Romans 11:32
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! — Romans 11:33
For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been His counselor? — Romans 11:34
Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto Him again? — Romans 11:35
For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory for ever. Amen. — Romans 11:36
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. — Romans 10:9
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. — Romans 10:10
Praise the LORD! Is there anything better than this? Nothing can separate us from the love of God. What a loving, merciful, gracious God.
Here is an update on all that is going on. You can read about how all this started in the links below:
After finally getting our home back to being a home which turned out beautiful. As we were cleaning and moving in the last of our belongings hubby got a job offer in another state.
So, the journey began to find housing, pack up the things we needed to live and move half way across the country. Leaving our newly finished home, and move from where I had lived my whole life to a new place that I had never been.
I am not one that likes large changes, and this year has been full of them.
I’m sitting here in a lawn chair that we brought to put on our little patio. We had ordered a couch weeks ago that was suppose to be delivered the day we arrived. We got a call the second day of our drive here telling us it wouldn’t arrive until the end of January. The concern I was already having about how would we fit the few things we brought into this little apartment that is the size of our living room at home, and now we have nothing to sit on to add to that.
Thank God that we lean on His understanding and not ours, as we did in the past or this would have been a breaking point for sure.
We arrived, moved all the boxes up the stairs. Once I started unpacking, as always, the LORD provided everything we brought a place to store. It was as if the loaves and fishes. The rooms, cabinets, spaces just grew and grew to accommodate our needs.
We rushed out to find a couch, and once again the Good LORD provided that too. Due to the holidays it won’t be delivered until tomorrow but thats better than the end of January. Praise God.
Our home in North Carolina, was out in the woods. Across from a hunting preserve so nothing but trees, and animals for as far as you could see. It was 30 minutes from everything. Except the ocean, which was at the end of our road, well at the end of every road hahaha :) Here I am in surrounded by buildings, stores galore. Everything is right around the corner, minutes away, and lots of people. No water that I can see but I am at peace.
The peace that only God can give.
Without Him, this would have been crushing to me in the past. But as I stood on our patio looking out at the rooftops all I could hear were the birds chirping, peace and quiet. The warm rays of the sun. What a blessing.
This morning we got up and did a kind of dance as hubby helped me prepare our breakfast. With such a small space to cook in being quit different than what we left but it was beautiful maneuvering around each other. It was joyful to participate in the blessing the LORD has given us. Not saying we lived in a huge mansion back home, far from it but as I said this apartment would fit in our living room to give you a scale of things. Even so it felt like we had always been here and that the small space was growing by the minute.
God is good to us, if we will see it. If we don’t get bogged down with “why’s”
God takes care of the “why’s” for us if we will get out of His way and let Him do what He does, and that is take care of all our needs.
LORD, thank You for giving us peace and joy on this day that is celebrated as Your Son, our Saviours birth. Thank You for working all things for our good, and not wanting any of us to be unhappy but blessed beyond what we could ever imagine. Thank You for filling me with the peace and joy that only You can. I ask that everyone feel this peace and joy that only You can provide. In Jesus holy name. Amen.
LORD, thank You for blessing everyone reading this :)