Happy July 1st–the beginning of the second half of 2015–and hopefully a return to regular blogging as I am on the other side of my recovery schedule after my hand surgery on May 14th.
It’s a rainy Wednesday here in Maine…thunderstorms, even! July is getting off to an interesting start.
So here we go, back to blogging with daily devotional shares!
“Lord, thank You that You love me deeply and tenderly. You are compassionate and gracious, full of lovingkindness, ready to forgive, patiently considerate, and generous beyond imagining.
You desire my love and rejoice to do good things for me. You delight to give me the desires of my heart as I delight myself in You. How precious is Your love to me, O God! I sing for joy as I take refuge in the shadow of Your wings!”
–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”
“If we know what is right, but insist on doing wrong, our actions may still lead us to miss out on the abundant life God has for us on earth. Follow the law of the Spirit, and you will remain completely free from the law of sin and death.
The Holy Spirit will lead you into holiness, into righteousness, and into the complete destiny that God has for your life.
God’s will for you is greater than anything you can imagine for yourself. Be willing to obey God even when you don’t understand what He is doing with you.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”
-1- I am so thankful that God is compassionate and truly wants to bless me with the desires of my heart that are in line with His will.
-2- This devotional reminds me of a statement my hubby keeps saying: “You have to consider the risk vs. the reward.” Deciding to follow our own will, or God’s will, for our lives…seems it’s less risky and more rewarding to obey and follow God’s will, especially when–as the first devotional said–He wants to grant us the desires of our hearts.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you believe God wants to give you the desires of your heart?
Do you agree that it’s better to follow God’s will than your own, because His will is even greater than what you can imagine? I know I have some big dreams!!
Remember that you can read Psalms and Proverbs to accompany each day on my page, Daily Scripture Readings. AND you have an opportunity to put compassion into action–whether through praying, sharing the linked causes, and/or donating. Also, please let me know if you know of or have a legitimate cause that I could add to this page.