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Love and Adversity

by Debbie on March 14, 2017

A friend loves you all the time, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

This was my scripture of the day on my computer this morning. It certainly is very true, as all of God's Word is. Let me explain....

This morning Mike is very sick with a virus and unable to come to work. I was
suppose to be off today and my day was full of appointments.

I slept in this morning a little until I received a text from my friend that lives across the street from me. She told me God prompted her to pray for me and sent a text to say she was praying and that she loved me.

Within 15 minutes I received another text from a friend who also stated she was praying for me and that she loved me.

Also I was able to text my brother and tell him Mike was sick and that I might be a little late to work. He is so diligent to be early (unlike his sisters) so everyday he gets to work and opens the business and gets the computers up and running. This morning the computers were not wanting to come up but thankfully he was able to figure out what was causing the problem and got them up and running before 8.

So what am I saying?

God is faithful to his Word...

Two friends obeyed God and prayed for me early this morning and sent me a text to let me know they were praying and that they loved me. Only God knew Mike was very sick and that my whole day's schedule was being rearranged.

Also it is good to know that my brother was born for a time of adversity. He helps me so much and today was one of the times of adversity that he has helped me. Running a business is no easy task and having him work with us has made it easier. He is a hard worker and thankful for his job with us. And we are very thankful for him.

I thank God for HIS all knowing ways and for HIS demonstration of love for me and Mike this morning, by giving us friends that love us at all times (early in the morning on days when things just aren't quite normal) and a brother that was born for times of adversity.

And as for me and my day.... blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape. My day is not going as I had planned but God is still good and in the details!

Father in heaven,
You are so faithful to keep your word. Thank you for showing me that this
morning. Help us all to know that you care even when our days don't go as planned. Thank you for friends that love at all times and brothers that are born for times of adversity. In Jesus name, Amen.


God’s Face Book

by Debbie on November 21, 2009

In this big world with busy schedules, it has become such a task, at times, to stay in contact with friends and even our distant family members.  In recent years technology has given us venues to stay in touch with each other that most never dreamed would be possible.  One of those venues that has caught my attention and millions of others, is Facebook.  Facebook is a global social networking website allowing users to add friends and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.  This website is the most popular social networking site in the United States and even many other countries.  I have to admit that I am now on facebook and I have reconnected with many friends from the past and with family members who live a far distance away from me.  It is fun to visit these friends and family everyday through Facebook.  I am able to communicate and connect in ways I never thought possible.  I have found this networking to be so much fun, yet so time consuming.  I have found myself feeling the need to check my Facebook site in the mornings and the evenings.  It is so interesting to see what my friends and family are saying on their wall.  Some of my friends have admitted that they are addicted to Facebook.  Well, I am not addicted to it and I certainly don't want to be either.  However, I have to admit that  if I did not discipline myself and my time I could allow myself to be checking out what my friends and family are doing and saying, numerous times of the day.  However, God has reminded me that he has a book that is of utmost importance for me to be checking out and I don't need to let what others are saying and doing be more important to me than what God is saying and doing.

Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; mediate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.  Then you will be prosperous and successful.  Joshua 1:8

God has a facebook too!  His facebook is the Bible.  When we read it we can see what God has to say and what he has been up to for years and what he has planned for the future.  So many people want to seek God for what is in his hand.  They want what he can bless them with but they never really know God.  The way to get to know God is by letting him talk to us  He talks to us through his book, the Bible.  So many want to be prosperous and successful but they go about it the wrong way.  God wants us to know him but he also wants us to know that he already knows us.  He reads our "wall" everyday.

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down;  you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely,  O Lord.  Psalm 139:1-4

Do you want to know God better?  Do you want to know what he has to say everyday?  Then add him as a friend today.  Check out his "facebook", the bible everyday, and meditate on it day and night.  Take some time to share your heart with God.  He will be the best friend you will ever have.  He created you and he loves you, even though he knows everything about you.  We all can use a friend like that.  God's facebook also can benefit us in ways that you might not be aware of.

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.  The statues of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.  The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.  The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.  The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.  The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.  They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;  they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.  By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.  Psalm 19:7-11

Did you notice the benefits of reading God's book and seeking his face?  His book contains words that revive the soul, make wise the simple, give joy to the heart,  and light to the eyes.  When we read his book and keep his word there is great reward!  Okay, so can your facebook website promise you all that?  Perhaps it is time to spend a little less time getting to know your friends on Facebook and a little more time getting to know God.  Perhaps it's time to face the book that can make you prosperous and successful!  Think about it the next time you visit your Facebook website.  There is nothing wrong with being connected with friends and family on Facebook but the best friend and connection we can ever make is with Jesus.  Give him some of your time each day and face the book that comes with a great reward!  When we look into the words of the bible we are looking at God's face!  When was the last time that you looked at God?  Log into God's book, the bible today.  By the way, your password is JESUS!

Dear God,

Thank you so much for giving us family and friends to communicate with and enjoy life with.  You are so generous to us.  God we have so many venues to stay in touch with them that sometimes we spend more time with them than we ever spend with you.  Please forgive us for letting others come before you.  Help us to be like Mary in Luke 10:38-41...who sat at Jesus' feet listening to what he said.  Help us to face the book that has many rewards and benefits, your book the Bible.  Thank you for your Word, the truth.  Help us to seek your face and not your hand.  Help us to get to know you better.  When Mary sat at Jesus feet, he told Martha her sister that Mary had chosen what is better.  Lord when we are tempted to worry and be upset about many things and spend more time trying to keep up with what others are saying and doing,  help us to stop, drop it all and face the book, your book, the greatest facebook of all, the Bible.  Thank you for your Word that is more precious than gold!  In Jesus name, amen.

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