Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1st~Devotional

So I am starting my days of reading a devotional, diving into the Word, and praying! It's a challenge that Hilary from A Look Into Our Lives is doing and so I am tagging along! Here is the meaning for the December Challenge:

D - Devotions
E - Everyday
C - Creates
E - Eternal
M - Meaning
B - By
E - Establishing a
R - Relationship (with Jesus Christ!)

I am going to be posting a few devotionals a week. The devotional book that I am reading is the Our Daily Bread.

Today's devotion was "Waiting for Joy."

~~When I read devotions sometimes they speak to me and sometimes I don't understand some. But when I started to read this one I was like "Praise You Lord!" God knows our daily circumstances. He knows im waiting for joy just like the title says. As I kept reading the scripture was Psalm 30:5 "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." I find myself crying at night because that is when my body just winds down from the crazy day that I usually have. I cry because I miss the baby in my womb that was growing fine for 8 weeks and then at my 12th week appointment our baby has passed away in my womb. It was the most disappointing thing ever to endure. I don't wish that on anyone. I remember the first appointment I was able to see his little heart just beating away and how he was justa' wiggling around. Till this day I wish my hubby had been there to see but being in the Army his job is really tough and all he remembers is the day that I called him to tell him the bad news. So yes my nights are hard but I can say that when I wake up in the morning I am refreshed by our Heavenly Father! I know I can get up feeling good knowing that I will go to Him and go to His Word. I try to at least but sometimes I just don't feel up to it and I can tell you that when I don't go to Him daily my day drags BIG time so im grateful to Hilary for bringing this December Challenge! (hubby is calling me to bed...) so I will close it here... From today's devotion I learned that even though I may weep He will give me JOY! The last part of this devotion it says: "We can endure this life's trials because of the next life's joys!" Amen and Amen!



The Petersons said...

This reminds me of what the Bible says. It says that Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before Him. He could endure the physical torture and the agony of sin and separation from God, because He knew that God was doing His most miraculous things through it all.

Shelley said...

I am completely in the same boat as you, on sometimes "not getting it" at all. I love my paralell bible for this reason; it's a message/NKJV and it helps me put things together a lot!

Emailed you about the cocoon thing ;P

Amy Fichtner said...

Another good book is Charles Spurgeons Morning and Evening devotional book. ths is the one I am using now and i love it!!

NeNe said...

I love this bible verse- I seriously cling to it! It is such a reflection of Jesus' desire to experience pure suffering so that we could know true joy. Awesome!

A Look Into Our Lives said...

Praise God for what He is showing you already. Our joy does come in the morning, with the start of a new day. No matter what may have happened the day before, we can start afresh. And only REAL joy comes from our Heavenly Father!
I am so with you on the fact that my days just drag along and I can feel so blah and "out of it" if I don't get into God's Word daily. His Word truly refreshes us..even if we don't get a huge "a ha!" moment while we read, just the comfort of His Words to us makes a world of difference!
Keep up the awesome work! Can't wait to read more about your time with the Lord!

AmandaHoyt said...

Great post.
Great verse.