Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanks Beth!

I love when you really "connect" with a Devotional. Beth Moore writes such Devotionals. In fact, pretty much everything she writes speaks to me. So, you'll understand if I think that she was writing just for me today, won't you?! Here's what Beth had to say to me...ahem...

Self-made fortresses not only keep love from going out, they keep love from coming in. We risk becoming captives there.


Faithful, loving Lord, according to Your Word, two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12).

Help me to form healthy relationships and find support in those who encourage me to get back on my feet and walk with You when I fall. Between You, me when I'm willing, and a good friend to hold me accountable, a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

You warn us, "He who separates himself seeks his own desire; He quarrels against all sound wisdom" (Proverbs 18:1, NASB). Help me to be very careful not to isolate myself.
From Praying God's Word Day By Day by Beth Moore: A Year of Devotional Prayer

I love that she put that line in there "me when I'm willing"...that one line will resonate with me all day, I just know it. So thanks Beth, I really needed this one today!


Dawn said...

That is awesome! I have never had the privilege of doing a study with her, but would love to. It sounds like God knew exactly what you needed to hear and read, and Beth was listening.

I just know that God is going to do a work in you this next year, as you move from the "firsts" of everything! Bless you, dear friend!

nancygrayce said...

I have a funny story about Santa that I'll blog about one day soon.

That devotion does speak to you doesn't it?? God always meets us in our deepest need and in our every situation!

Jody said...

Hi Gigi,
God uses many means to touch us and reach into our hearts. Thinking of you today.