Tuesday, January 4, 2011

rejoice in the Lord always!

Lord, I praise you and thank you for my precious son Jeremy. How I miss him, I am also comforted knowing who's arms and presence he is daily. Thank you Lord for 9 months & 71 minutes to love on him, kiss him, and hold him.
Such an honor to be his mom.
Thank you Lord for blessing me in such a mighty way.

precious Jeremy ....
still my favorite picture ...

2 years later, while I miss him so - I rejoice in how the Lord continues to bless and keep me. How humbled my heart is today.

from Joel: Who Will Receive the Blessing?

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation”(Psalm 24:3–5, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria God wants you to receive every blessing that He has in store for you. In His Word, He tells you about His wonderful blessings, but He also tells you how to receive His blessings — by having clean hands and a pure heart.

We are made pure and clean by the precious blood of Jesus when we make Him our Lord and Savior and turn away from anything that displeases Him. I’ve found that most of the time, it’s not the big things that keep us from God’s best; it’s the small things — maybe it starts with an offense that turns into unforgiveness. Maybe you watch something on TV or the internet that you know you shouldn’t, and it becomes a bad habit that steals your time and pollutes your mind.

Today, make the decision to let go of anything that would keep you from His blessings. Make the decision to be a person of excellence and integrity. Treat others with respect and kindness and look for ways to be a blessing. Be determined to live a life that pleases God so that you can receive the abundance He has in store for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father in heaven, thank You for the blood of Jesus that cleanses and renews me. I choose to turn away from anything that displeases You so that I can live righteously before You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen


1 comment:

MJH said...

Today I honor Jeremy's life as he had such a great impact on all of our hearts.