Amazing Morning

There are so many things at this very moment I could write about and hopefully I will have some extra time to write later, but until then, here is a short post on my awesome morning so far!

I woke up this morning with my sweet puppy jumping all over me.   I took her outside and then I took a shower.  After getting ready I fixed a yummy breakfast of a banana and blackberries with cool whip mixed in, which I took with me to my room to work on while doing my bible study quite time.  I turned on Pandora, sat on my bed, and jumped into my time with the Lord while Baylie curled up next to me.

First I opened up the book I am going through with my mentor that is all about the names of God.  It is called “Lord, I Want to Know You” and was written by Kay Arthur.  It is AMAZING.  This morning I did the first day in a middle of the book recap that is about teaching inductive bible study.  I read through Exodus 17 and was deeply reminded of how the Lord provides for us in many ways and in His timing.  Jehovah-jireh provides for us!  How awesome is that!!

After finishing this book, I opened up a new study that I started today by Beth Moore.  It is “James, Mercy Triumphs.”  In the first lesson, it was all about learning about James’ family aka Jesus’ family.  She brought out verses that I tend to ignore from the gospels about the people in Jesus & James’ family and what they did.  She examined what life probably looked like back then.  I can’t imagine living the way they did, but it was very humbling and such a blessing to me.

While I was studying, the song, “Your Love is Strong,” by Jon Foreman played on Pandora and I had to take a moment to just reflect on what he was singing.  It is such a powerful song and I don’t think I had ever heard it before, but the Lord really used it to speak to me in what is a difficult time in my life.  Here are they lyrics and a link to the song on YouTube.

Heavenly Father 
You always amaze me
Let your kingdom come 
In my world and in my life
You give me the food I need 
To live through the day
And forgive me as I forgive 
The people that wronged me
Lead me far from temptation
Deliver me from the evil one

I look out the window 
The birds are composing
Not a note is out of tune 
Or out of place
I look at the meadow 
And stare at the flowers
Better dressed than any girl 
On her wedding day

So why do I worry?
Why do I freak out?
God knows what I need
You know what I need

Chorus (3x):
Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong

The kingdom of the heavens 
Is now advancing
Invade my heart 
Invade this broken town
The kingdom of the heavens 
Is buried treasure
Will you sell yourself 
To buy the one you’ve found?

Two things you told me
That you are strong
And you love me
Yes, you love me

(Chorus 3x)

Our God in heaven
Hallowed be
Thy name above all names
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us wicked sinners
Lead us far away from our vices
And deliver us from these prisons

All in all this morning was just a great morning spent with the Lord and one that was much needed in my life at this moment.  Things are difficult in several areas of my life right now and I very much needed this time to focus on Him!