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I Must Tell Jesus was my favorite hymn when I was a little girl. It still is one of my favorites. Jesus is the only Friend Who will always be there and Who will never let you down. You can tell Him anything–He understands. Even when you feel upset with Him. “He is a kind, compassionate Friend” (emphasis mine).
Just where you stand in the conflict,
There is your place.
Just where you think you are useless,
Hide not your face.
God placed you there for a purpose,
Whate’er it be;
Think He has chosen you for it;
Gird on your armor! Be faithful
At toil or rest!
Whate’er it be, never doubting
God’s way is best.
Out in the fight or on picket,
Stand firm and true;
This is the work which your Master
Gives you to do.
This devotion and the comments below really encouraged me today! “It” may not be OK, but I WILL be OK, because of Jesus.
“And thus amid manifold trials, souls which love God will find reasons for bounding, leaping joy. Though deep call to deep, yet the Lord’s song will be heard in silver cadence through the night. And it is possible in the darkest hour that ever swept a human life to bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Have you learned this lesson yet? Not simply to endure God’s will, nor only to choose it; but to rejoice in it with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
—Streams in the Desert, March 20
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Our pastor said something very freeing this past Sunday. “Read the Bible for understanding, not to read it through in a year.” While there is nothing wrong with reading the Bible completely in a year, it’s much better to read to understand what God is saying to us, rather than reading to accomplish a goal. I’ve been a Christian for over 35 years and have never read the Bible through, although I have read much of it multiple times. I am working to read the Bible through, taking my own pace and trying to understand what I’m reading. I don’t get bogged down trying to study all the notes in my study Bible at this time except for what really interests or intrigues me as I read.
I have read through the New Testament. I did take the time to go through the notes in Revelation and thoroughly enjoyed it.:) I am now in the Old Testament and am reading in Leviticus. It’s hard reading sometimes! I want to read a chapter or two a day, but sometimes that’s too much where I’m at.:)
The Bible is God’s love letter to us and our instruction book for life. It IS life! It instructs us, corrects us, comforts us, guides us, and more. Be sure to read it every day and obey what God reveals to you. You will always be blessed for it!
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“The Christian who is persecuted for his faith is a partner in the same kind of suffering Jesus endured—suffering for doing what is right.”
—The NASB MacArthur Study Bible (my favorite study Bible!)