Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Promises

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One of my favorite times of day is when the house is quiet, the candles are burning, and I'm able to dive into my devotions. ME time. Today that me time happened to be this morning. Just me, my Bible, notebook, and the She Reads Truth devotion on the iPad. I've talked about the She Reads Truth devotions before, here. I have loved every single devotion plan I've gone through.


I recently started their current plan, titled Promises. I'm not very far into the plan since I'm (way behind) on day 3. Today's devotion was a reminder that God promises good for my life. I think so many times we get caught up in all the turmoil this earthly life can bring. From heartache to death, there is much pain. BUT GOD. He promises good for me, for us all. His plans are to bring us a hope and a future. His promises are only good. They can not be anything but good. I encourage you to remember that when you're going through a valley. Lean on Him, trust in Him, because only He can promise good for you. And He does.

At the end of each devotion I write a simple, heartfelt prayer to Him. I wanted to share my prayer of surrender today.

Lord, I trust you with the plans You have created just for me. I put my hope in You and know that You will satisfy the desires of my heart. Your plan is better than my own for Your thoughts are higher than mine. You have BIG plans for me. Let them unfold, Lord. I give you my heart. I give you my soul. Have Your way in me. 

 There is something really freeing about writing your thoughts or prayers to God. I encourage you to try it today! Once you have filled a journal it's fun to go back and read what you wrote; to see the different places you were in. 

3 comments:

  1. Amen! I'm enjoying this series too as I'm going through some big life changes right now. Your words spoke straight to my heart and I prayed your prayer for myself as well. "Let them unfold Lord"

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  2. Great share! I will get the app and take you up on your journal-ing!

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  3. Wonderful!! Just what I needed to read today, thank you!

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