Monday, November 7, 2016


Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

I just recently listened to some music from the Broadway musical, The Sound of Music. The character Maria, sang from her list of My Favorite Things. She thinks about her list of favorite things when she seeks comfort.

I have a list of favorite things too. Biblical keepsakes that I cling to at all times, but especially during times of trouble and despair. They are words of comfort and hope that urge me to not be faint of heart, or to never, ever think that I am alone. I can trust them because they aren’t words from men, but the very words of God.

Here’s a short list of MY FAVORITE THINGS:

Strength and peace - Psalm 29.11, The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. 

No need to fear - Isaiah 41.13, For I hold you by your right hand—I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, “Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” 

Rest - Matthew 11.28, Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Peace of mind and heart - John 14.27, I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Real life - John 16.33, The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

Eternal life - John 3.16, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

There’s much more to add to the list of My Favorite Things: mercy, grace, protection, love, forgiveness — I could go on and on!

Most likely, you have a list of favorite things too. So, “when the dog bites, and the bee stings, when you're feeling sad,” remember your favorite things, God’s very Word to you. 

We have so much to be thankful for!

All Your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. Psalms 119.160

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