Inspired By: Behold the Lilies- Daily Meditations for Christian Women (Verna Mast & Susan Schwartz)
😇: Isaiah 4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
📚: Struggles can become so intense that I can’t enjoy my life’s journey or see any beauty in it. The enemy constantly tries to hinder my progress by sending doubt and worry my way. Luckily, I have God to provide me with shelter and protection from every type of harsh weather condition.
🦋: God always provides a shelter from the storms of life.
🎬: I must remember:
🌈: Entering God’s presence and resting in him will refresh and strengthen me to go on.
🌈: Reading God’s word can lift my spirits even when I’m weary.
🌈: Prayer can release the pressure built up inside of me.
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Inspired By: Our Daily Bread/The Triumph of Forgiveness (Authur Jackson) 😇: Psalm 32:1 Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
📚: This particular Psalm is believed to have been composed by King David after his sexual sin with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11). Even though this nastiness was a past event, the affects of David’s actions lingered. The effects of his unconfessed sin were clear, but confessing to God and accepting His forgiveness led to finding peace.
🦋: God’s arms are open wide to receive me when I acknowledge my wrong doings and seek his forgiveness.
🎬: I must humble myself and submit to God’s mercy as the first step toward seeking to make amends when my words or deeds have harmed myself or others.
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Inspired By: It’s a Good Morning Just Because You Love Me. (Diane Dahlen, Cari Dugan, Laura Krause, Shannon Lindsay, Cate Mezyk, Stephanie Sample)/The Good Father
😇: 2 Corinthians 6:18 “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me,” says the Lord Almighty.
🦄: I didn’t grow up in a two parent household or anything resembling co-parenting. In fact, even though Dad lived (literally) right across the tracks in the small Texas town where we lived, I only saw him about once or twice a year. We had a failure to agree on exactly whose responsibility it was to visit whom. 🤷🏽♀️ With no example of what to expect from a loving father taking an active caring role, I struggled until very recently with identifying God as a loving father. There just really weren’t many examples of that type of relationship that I could observe in my environment. Add to that I carried a fear of men in general as most that I personally knew were… well…. mean.
🦄: Growing up in the church, I learned all about fearing God and being sent to hell if I didn’t act right. I somehow missed the lessons about love, mercy, and forgiveness. Despite the circumstances of my formative years, I did always possess an active imagination, and I spent plenty of time watching TV. After my spiritual awakening, I realized that all I needed in order to be able to feel God’s love and grace was my imagination. I realized that I was free to develop the father/daughter relationship of my dreams— with no limitations, with my Father in Heaven. And since both physical father and spiritual father reside together, I get to receive a double portion of fatherly love and protection every single moment of every single day. Thank You, God.
🦋: God loves me deeply and sensitively, as a truly good Father should.
🎬: I must keep my perception of God adjusted from “far off and unapproachable” to “up close an personal”.
🎬: Feel free to share notes & references from your 11.10.2020 Prayer/Meditation/Spirituality in the comments below. 💜😇👸🏽🦋🦄