I have been doing a study by Micca Campbell called An Untroubled Heart. I origianally bought it with the intention of participating in a study hosted by Lelia at Write From the Heart. That was about the time that this whirlwind came through here and changed all my plans so the study had to wait. Lelia is always hosting some great study and she a wonderful and kind hearted lady. If you don't know her, do yourself a favor and stop by her blog to meet her. Oh, and if you want to pick up the book, Christianbooks.com always seems to have the best prices. You can use search box in my sidebar to the right to find it quickly.
In any case, I did finally start the study and there is one chapter that talks about God's Goodness and Mercy.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6
According to this verse, God's Goodness and Mercy will follow me, and you, ALL the days of our lives. Not just some of them but all of them. I realized that I don't see His Goodness and Mercy everyday so I asked Him to show me, to open my eyes to His Goodness and Mercy every single day.
So when my grandaughters were still allowed to come to church despite a raging battle, He whispered to me "Goodness and Mercy".
When the girls were still brought to my house for childcare, He whispered "Goodness and Mercy".
When I open my email each day and find another email from someone letting me know that they are praying for me, He whispers "Goodness and Mercy".
When I hear Emily singing Jesus Loves Me at the top of her lungs while she goes to the bathroom (this is a huge fear overcoming), He whispers "Goodness and Mercy".
When I open a devotional that speaks to my circumstances or present thought, He whispers "Goodness and Mercy".
God has increased my business quite a bit lately and He whispers "Goodness and Mercy".
There are so many more that I haven't mentioned but I am seeing daily. He is in all of the little things but we so often don't notice. Being aware of His continual Goodness and Mercy has done much to keep me from stressing when circumstances aren't what I would like them to be, and to keep my eyes on My Wonderful Redeemer.
LORD thank you for opening my eyes to the things I have been overlooking. Thank you for your Goodness and Mercy, your unfailing love. Help me to continue to draw nearer to you and not to take you and your action in my life for
granted. ~ In Jesus Name, Amen.
On another note, I happen to know where there is going to be a great giveaway very soon and I wanted to share it with you.
I have been doing a makeover for a sweet friend who I have been thoroughly enjoyed getting to know better. Rebecca Ingram Powell is getting a new look and is planning a giveaway to celebrate.
Rebecca is a nationally known author and speaker and has a wonderful ministry. I love her heart for developing purity in our children. So be sure go introduce yourself to her and prepare to get in on her giveaway. Of course, she's a delight even without the giveaway. :)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27