Friday, May 2, 2014

Psalm 111:10 RJD May 2014

Journal Entry May 1, 2010

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding.” Psalm 111:10

(The scripture verse above appears at the bottom of the page. I wrote in words above the key words in this passage. Above fear, I wrote, respect; atop beginning, start. Over precepts, laws.)

In order to gain wisdom we have to have respect for God and His guidance. WE have to surrender all we know to Him who gave us the capacity to learn.

We can’t get angry if God wants to not do what we want. Also, He determines what we have or don’t have.

Years ago we were looking for a house to purchase. I read of one in the country. We drove out to it and turned the car around and drove slowly past it. On the second drive past, Hubby talked about making positive improvements to the property.  But the house was not to be ours.

I worked out of town and had to meet a ride. The house we eventually found was on the main route to a hospital- in the winter time our street is one of the first streets cleared of snow. The house in the country was on a road that could have been one of the first ones drifted shut in a snowstorm. God knew our need.

Also, the house in the country might have been on a well. If the mineral content of that water had been a certain way, our son and I could have had serious problems but we didn’t know that until at least six years later.

God’s wisdom is without equal. When we follow His guidance, we will gain the knowledge we need.

God guides each of us through circumstances in our lives. We might not be aware of why he denies us what we desire at that time. If we are patient and wait for what God deems best for us, He will give us what we need.

Our home is located three blocks from the elementary school our son attended and the junior high was roughly three blocks in another direction from us. The hospital is a half mile or so away. When we have to, we can get there in a couple of minutes. After living here for ten years, I started attending a small church located a half mile south of our home.

I grew spiritually because of what I learned while I sat under God’s instruction in that small holiness church. He also allowed me to meet some very devout and godly people, many of whom I count as friends today. God has been good to us.       

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Book Review: Leaving Ordinary


(Encounter God through Extraordinary Prayer )
By Donna Gaines

Mrs. Gaines gives us a bird’s eye view of the tabernacle of God. She explains how each of its furnishings points to Jesus. God dictated how each of the pieces was to be created, including dimensions of each piece.

After Mrs. Gaines takes us through the tabernacle once and explains each piece, she bids us to revisit the tabernacle and consciously “. . . use each piece to remind and inspire us as we minister to the Lord in prayer”1

At the end of each chapter in the third section of this book she has included prayer testimonies of women with whom she has a personal friendship who are also prayer warriors. 
I would recommend this book to any woman who wanted to grow in her knowledge of God. However, I have once concern. The price of the book might preclude a lot of women from being able to afford it.

The only concern is the price of the book. A lot of women cannot afford to pay the price on the ISBN label. 

I received a copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers, a program of Harper Collins Christian Publishing Inc. via Thomas Nelson Publishing. All they asked me to do was read it and give an unbiased review.
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Fear, Courage: God Is With Us  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD ...