Thursday, December 3, 2015

Giving Thanks and Balm for the Weary

Giving Thanks for His indescribable gifts...

~ That he promises to finish the work he started in us. How amazing is that? And how comforting?

~ Hot cocoa with my kids on slow-start days. Just being together is a gift.

~ Stories in the easy chair.

~ Christmas stories from the library as a Christmas month tradition. Not all Christmas traditions cost money!

~ Living in the freedom of homeschooling and deciding myself what is best for my kids.

~ Daytime hugs whenever we need them.

~ Trek AWANA kids at church. I love our small group of 8 lovely young people.

~ Homemade whole wheat bread with honey.

~ Advent verses and reading-through-the-Bible plans keeping us busy.

~ Watching children learn the discipline of prayer.

~ Learning that I don't have to get it all done each day. The Lord is gracious and his yoke and burden, light.

Matthew 11:29-30 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS."For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

More verses for the weary.

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 11:29 (different version) Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.


Anonymous said...

Resting in His arms.

Terri H said...

I am a long time away from blog reading, but I always come here first when I open my reader. Life with three kids keeps me busy! It is good to read your words again, and I hope you have the time you need to keep writing. Wish I could send you a baby picture as I know you would love it. He is seven months already! Blessings!

Christine said...

It was great seeing the kids, Terri. Thank you!