I have started reading a new daily devotional by Beth Moore, "Jesus, 90 Days with the One and Only". In one word, incredible. Each day I have gotten SO much out of the study, and God has placed the lesson of the day with the need currently on my heart. If you're not doing a devotional, get this one TODAY. (LifeWay has them on sale for $20!)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Yesterday's study reflected on Luke 1:39-44 when Mary visits Elizabeth after the angel has told her that she will be giving birth to Jesus. Mary runs to Elizabeth's home, where they hug, cry, talk and comfort one another through this amazing time, as Elizabeth is also giving birth at her old age through God's plan. Beth talks about how we as women have a longing for someone in our lives who shares our similar experiences. We long for someone who gives us comfort, and that we can comfort as well, just as Mary and Elizabeth have that relationship and bond.
In II Cor. 1, it talks about how we receive an overflow of comfort from the Lord, and we are commanded to share that comfort with others...that is why He gives us such an abundance! We are not to keep it all to ourselves, but to be there for others.
I love all of the women in my life whom God has blessed me with and are so near and dear to my heart. There are so many of you special girls that I don't have my picture with, so these are just a few that I can honor this morning. Thank you for your friendship, love, compassion, and memories.
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