"Be still and know that I am God.” is one of the most beautiful verses from the Bible, but it’s not easy to practice in this busy world. Mornings with Jesus will help you do just that—“be still” in Jesus’ beautiful and powerful presence. For those who are seeking a deeper experience in their relationship with Christ, Mornings with Jesus offers a fresh perspective of who Jesus is (the Healer, the Son of God, the Comforter, the Good Shepherd) and what that means for day-to-day life. With a warm and friendly voice, 365 short devotional writings on the character and teachings of Jesus encourage readers to greet each day by drawing near to Him and inviting His presence into their day. Spend time with Jesus at the beginning of each day and experience His nearness and peace in a new way throughout the year. Each day’s selection includes: • a Bible verse • an entry based on Jesus: His words, miracles, and parables; His wisdom, compassion, and comfort; His mystery, power, divinity, and humanity • a “faith step” that will inspire and challenge readers to apply the day’s message to their lives.
"Be still and know that I am God" is without a doubt one of the most beautiful verses in the Bible, something to hold dear to our heart particularly when adversity effects us!
Mornings with Jesus is a wonderful collection of 366 devotions published by Guideposts to help you start the day in a positive and meaningful way.
Daily encouragements for your soul are written by seven well known authors including Tricia Goyer, Judy Baer, Camy Tang for i.e., friendly voices certain to lift the heart and strenghen the spirit!
Each short devotion includes scriptures, warm messages and faith steps to help you along the day.
What better way to start your day than 'meeting' a friend whilst sharing a cuppa?
Allow me to share with you 30 January 2012...
"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are - no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought."
"But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap."
1 Timothy 6:8-9
'My husband and I both have cell phones that are several years old. They still work, much to the chagrin of my children, who work and save to upgrade their phone regularly. My husband's even once fell out of his shirt pocket and into a tub of water, but even that couldn't destroy it.
I'm happy with my old phone - it can make calls and text, and that's sufficient. I can use my laptop or desktop to send email or surf the Web. I've attained phone contentment.
In other areas of life, contentment is incomplete. I'm content with our house - I don't want a bigger one. But I long to fix ours up a bit, to replace the carpets or the old furniture, upgrade the kitchen. I'm happy with my thirteen year old Toyota, but I'd kind of like a newer SUV.
Everything in our culture pushes hard against the value of contentment. Advertising's goal is not to inform us about products so much as it is to make us discontent with the products we already own, possibly even the one we bought last week...
'Being content does not mean we are satisfied. In fact, to be content is to know we will always be groaning this side of eternity. Yet when we believe that fullness will come, that there is more than this life, we live with contentment."
More is all about Jesus. His love and grace are suffifient. Resting in Him, we can be content.'
Each author finishes her message with a Faith Step to guide you along your day!
Definitively a keeper, 5 stars of course (albeit if I could, I would give it 10 stars!!)
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