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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quotes Worth Remembering

If you are not growing as a Christian, circumstances will dictate your life! 

If I am getting my identity from anyone other than God, I am looking in the wrong direction. 

Psalm 139

Our last Mothers DeLIGHT meeting focused on this Psalm.  This is a great one to read every day!  If you ever doubt what God thinks of you -- remember Psalm 139.  

God loves you so much and will be with you wherever you go.  He is there to guide you.  He is there to pick you up.  He was there before you were born. He will be there when you die. 

We broke this Psalm down in our class.  Here is a glimpse of what we learned:  

YOU are never alone!
These verses tell you God knows you - your situation - your needs! 

You have searched me, Lord,
    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, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.

GOD can help you with your worries!  
The darkness of your life will never hide you from God! 

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

A beautiful statement for unborn LIFE!  God knit you together! 
13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;

GOD had a plan for you before you were born 
- let's follow HIS plan!
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

This is all about the Bible! 
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand

God's LOVE is NEW every morning!   
 when I awake, I am still with you.

This is about worldly problems... sometimes they can seem scary
We often hate the actions of man 
We do not hate the man, but "pray for those who persecute us"
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.

This should be our prayer every day...
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.