Welcome ladies to the Titus 2 Blog Party
Today's topic is Spiritual Encouragement
Each day this week you will have an opportunity to win a mini-give-away! All you have to do is leave a comment answering that day's question and I will enter your name in the random drawing announced the following morning.
If you have read my blog at all I hope it has been made clear that Jesus Christ is the center of my life. I love Him, serve Him, obey Him (as best I can ;-)) The most important thing in my life is my relationship with Him.
A daily quiet time is so important to me and I love to encourage others in their quiet time. When you have a chance, here are some of the posts about Quiet Times.
- A Bible you love! I absolutely love my Amplified Bible. (I love lots of words!) I am on my second one and I cherish it greatly!
- Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman; edited by James Reimann
- Springs in the Valley compiled by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
- "My Utmost for His Highest" Oswald Chambers
- All things Andrew Murray
- Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts
- Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
There are so many other books and devotionals that have spoken to me over the years, this is just a few.
The Streams in the Desert and Springs in the Valley probably would have meant little to me in my early years as a Christian. It took some serious heartaches and sufferings to really appreciate the comfort and message they provide. At least for me anyway...I was so arrogant and clueless in those early years!
It is nearly impossible for me to pick one favorite verse. I LOVE the Word of God! I probably would have to choose the very first verse I felt the Lord speak to me. You know, that thrilling time when you realize for the first time that the God of Universe is speaking to you?!
You whom I [the Lord] have taken from the ends of the earth and have called from the corners of it, and said to you, You are My servant--I have chosen you and not cast you off [even though you are exiled].
10Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.(C)
11Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
12You shall seek those who contend with you but shall not find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing, as nothing at all.
13For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!
14Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
15Behold, I will make you to be a new, sharp, threshing instrument which has teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and shall make the hills like chaff.
16You shall winnow them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest or whirlwind shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the Lord, you shall glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Your turn...the question of the day is...
What is your favorite or life verse?
Must be answered by midnight tonight.
Look for the winner's name in Tuesday's post!
Have a lovely day!