Favorite Bible Verses11/08/2012
After I wrote my recent blog post, I went to the bedroom and decided to read a book that I just bought. As I looked around, I saw the bible in my bookshelf so I started reading it instead of my book. It has been a while since the last time I touched my bible. And thought to myself, I should keep reading this more often. The verses below are the ones that lift up my spirit today.
"DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED by the difficulty of keeping your focus on ME. I know that your heart's desire is to be aware of my presence continually. This is a lofty goal; you aim toward it but never fully achieve it in this life. Don't let feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead, try to see yourself as I see you. First of all, I am delighted by your deep desire to walk closely with me through your life. I am pleased each time you initiate communication with me. In addition, I notice the progress you have made since you first resolved to live in my presence.
When you realize that your mine has wandered away from me, don't be alarmed or surprised. You live in a world that has been rigged to distract you. Each time you plow your way through the massive distractions to communicate with me, you achieve a victory. Rejoice in these tiny triumphs, and they will increasingly light up your days."
Romans 8:33-34; Hebrews 4:14-16