Good morning, beloved,
So good to be in His presence this morning, to look out on our fresh snow, remembering:
The Lord says,
“Come, let us ·talk about these things [reason together; or settle this matter; or consider your options].
Though your sins are like scarlet [C stained with blood; vv. 15, 21],
they can be as white as snow.
Though your sins are ·deep red [L red as crimson/purple],
they can be white like wool. (Isaiah 1:18 EXB)
I’m so thankful that God is in the business of redeeming, restoring us.
This morning is a powerful reminder of these truths. Our house, which has struggled with heating issues, will be given an entirely new heating system. They will begin the work, most likely, on Monday. So, yes, we need to cope with the cold until then, but, my children and husband seem to be immune to the chilly atmosphere. I add layers, they walk out in t-shirts and shorts.
Today, I was able to cancel my injections for my neck. I pushed back the appointment. Wow. So thankful. I’ve been doing so well. SO grateful. So thankful.
“When I pray, coincidences happen, when I don’t, they don’t.” William Temple
Found this website today through looking for Ann Voskamp’s Joy Dare.
I’m printing that out today. How about you?
A grace borrowed, found, inherited (Ann Voskamp, Joy Dare):
136.11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I ·stopped [set aside] those childish ways. (1 Corinthians 13 EXB) My parents raised me to believe, however I was on borrowed grace. I’m very thankful that my parents gave me a heritage of faith. Maybe you did not grow up with this, but who shared grace with you? How did you learn of grace?
137. Thank you, Lord, that I found Your grace found me.
138. 12 We do not want you to become ·lazy [sluggish; C in contrast to diligent; v. 11]. Be ·like [L imitators of] those who through faith and ·patience [endurance] will ·receive [inherit] what God has promised. Hebrews 6 EXB
Thank You, Lord.
Pray on. Pray on.