Monday, August 23, 2010

Joyce Meyer

I received a devotional called "hearing from God each morning" by Joyce Meyer last Christmas. And there have been so many things that have just grabbed my heart. I know that I am not reading this book by accident that it was totally God's perfect plan for me. But as usual I am suprised by how He speaks to me. The scripture for today: Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord receives my prayer. (Psalm 6:8-9)
And then Joyce writes "When we pray God hears us, and He answers. It is important that we are as confident of that as David was when he wrote the verses for today. You can live with confidence as long as you know that God is on your side and that He will help you win your battles in life. You are not alone, God is with you!"
It is such a simple well known truth, but so so easy to lose sight of when you are in the midst of a trial. So often I am focusing on the fears that I have regarding upcoming procedures, complications, illnesses etc with Sam. I forget to focus, on the fact that God has carried us through all of it, that God has given us wisdom and direction, that God has made Sam to be this amazing little boy who truly does have the joy of the Lord in his affliction. I am blessed to be a part of his life, I am blessed to be called his mom. I am blessed to be witnessing the miracles that God is working in his life.
So this week as I wait for the doctors call about the when/where of his procedure, I will not wait in fear, I will wait in anticipation of what God is going to do next!


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MaryBeth said...

I love the way God speaks to me always... too bad I'm only sometimes listening.

On Monday (Ella's 1st day of kindergarten) the first sentence of my morning devotion from Sarah Young's Jesus Calling read, "ENTRUST YOUR LOVED ONES TO ME" I haven't been reading from this particular devotional book for very long, but so far I love reading and imagining Jesus speaking directly to me. I highly recommend it!