Posted by: Diane | December 5, 2012

Day 5…In Due Time, He Will Exult You

December 5

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In Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself.  2 Corinthians 5.19

Our symbol is a manger with a cross on it. We want to remember that on that sweet little baby that was laid in a manger, God “laid the iniquity of us all.” Jesus’ death on the cross was a bridge that spanned the chasm between us and God; He reconciled us and brought peace between us and God.

PRAYER: Lord, Jesus, thank You for bridging the gap that sin made between us and God. Amen.

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Today was my “go south to the big city” day – six appointments back to back and seven phone calls, with very little breathing room in between…filled with wonderful people and stimulating conversation. I drove all the way home tonight with a smile on my face.

The day was filled with stories told by broken women, whom God has chosen to use in the lives of other broken women. We minister best when we’ve been broken, don’t we? God loves to work from a platform of weakness. When there is humility, the glory goes to God.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort other. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.   2 Corinthians 1. 3,4 NLT

Humility and authenticity are rare in this world. When God rebuilds us from the inside out, our stories communicate a gentle strength that is attractive to others and moves them to ask questions. When God chooses and uses us in our weakness, it’s powerful.

In His Time. In His Way.

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.                     1 Peter 5.6


Responses

  1. Right on Diane. Both verses have directed my life for 40 plus years . God is so faithful. His purposes are true and for our good, and the good of others. Nothing is wasted.

    Was praying for you, while fixing my Christmas tree, thatyourappointments would be uplifting and encouraging and that you would drive home , though physically tired, yet feeling good that your day was allandmore than you had obviously prayed it would be. My daywasbusy, and you were the reason!
    Thanks for the your hostess bag, already being used. Looking forward to reading the book each day at dinner time, with JD.

    Love, with agrateful heart,
    Barb


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