Substantial food for thought:
Sixteen Characteristics of Love (Day 231) #BiOY
Bible in One Year
It is my goal to start doing this before the year is up! I adore the idea of trying to genuinely love through all of the descriptors of love that God declared in His word. I most certainly will have to stop at the first one to start – what do you think of this?
As 2015 progresses, we’re already halfway through January! Crazy isn’t it? We’re a 24th of the way through the new year.
This new year has started out with blessings and also some happenings that were unexpected. Unexpected doesn’t necessarily mean bad or good, but I’m praying that God will give me wisdom through these situations.
John 16:33 has such a message. God’s word continues to impact me daily as I read it. I reread this verse the other day about a week ago in one of my ‘Bible in One Year’ emails.
It goes like this: “In this world you will have trouble, but —
Jesus has overcome the world! Why do we even worry? No matter what happens, even if it hurts or doesn’t make sense, God has overcome the world. Our troubles are all temporary. He assures us that we will face trials, butHe is with us, He has power over all the world, and therefore He has power over any trouble within it.
Be strong and persevere, take heart in this knowledge.
On a side note, today is the anniversary of when I created this blog two years ago! Technically, I didn’t post anything on it till the 20th (of January), but still. I am ridiculously thankful that God showed me how to share my not-so-eloquent writing and get my musings out there. There are now over 200 of you!
Thank you so much for all your support and just for listening.
— D. Fayth
First things first, happy new year!
I do presume that by this time and date, January 2nd, 3:18 P.M. on the east coast of the United States, it is the start of the new year according to the Western calendar all around the world.
Of course, I took into consideration that places like China have their own separate new year dates and celebrations.
Back on track, as I mentioned in my last post, here, 2014 was a good year and I am incredibly excited for what 2015 holds for me.
Yesterday, I signed up for daily emails at http://www.bibleinoneyear.org. I am very eager at the prospect of frequently reading Scripture. A hope is to at least be in God’s word this year a lot more than last year, if not getting through the whole Bible. There’s commentary along with daily scripture readings from several different parts of the Bible every day.
There is an app for both iOS and android, but I’m afraid that I only have iOS 6 so I had to sign up for the emails.
As for the quote this week, I’m starting out the year with a few words of encouragement. I know that I personally get lost and fall down in the dumps of despair from time to time, and I absolutely hate it.
This is such a good reminder that God is our rock, our foundation, and our strength. When we cry out, God has us. For we might lose our way, but Jesus never loses us.