30 March 2010

Lent '10

Like in years past, this season of Lent brought about the absence of candy in my life.  For no particular reason, this year seemed exceptionally difficult (I think it's getting even harder)!  I've kept my promise/sacrifice and have not eaten any candy- and for those of you that really know me, it's a difficult challenge to say the least.  The count down has begun, 5 days to go...

Psychologically it's weighed heavy on my mind... these 40+ days without candy.  I had dreams of "cheating" on my sacrifice.  I would be aware, only after eating, that I was not supposed to be eating candy and wake up feeling guilty!  I can't ever recall this omission ever effecting me this way.  I am thankful they were just dreams!  

08 March 2010


Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2Pet 1:4

Christ accepts us : Revelation 3:20; John 6:37
God gives eternal life : John 5:24; John 10:28
God forgives us : 1 John 1:7-9; Isaiah 1:18
God is faithful to us : Joshua 1:9; Isaiah 41:10
God comforts us : Psalm 23
Christ is always with us : Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5,6
God protects us from harm : Psalm 91; Psalm 121
God gives us courage : Hebrews 13:5,6; Ephesians 6:10-18
God gives us wisdom : James 1:5
God gives us the strength to refuse temptation : 1 Corinthians 10:6-13; James 1:12-16
God answers prayer : John 15:7
God gives peace of mind : Philippians 4:6,7
God guides us : Psalm 32:8,9 
God relieves us from suffering : 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
God gives us rest : Matthew 11:28,29

I not only need to be reminded of these promises by God, I need to accept them for myself!  When there are days I feel alone, tired, scatter-brained, weak, etc. this blog list will be a handy tool for me (and maybe for you too) where in the Bible these above promises live.