my WALK with GOD today – 23

Thank you GOD for tears…

It was on the day when I was sobbing and weeping. With a heart still amazed with the surprise… I had been wondering on what reason the LASB starts its devotion with tears, I was so blessed and very grateful reading the brief devotion following the today’s verse. I started this reading plan on the right time, in His time.

Pouring out his heart with tears, David was completely honest with God. We can be honest with God even when we are filled with anger or despair because God knows us thoroughly and wants the very best for us. Anger may result in rash outward acts or turning inward toward depression. But because we trust in our all-powerful God, we don’t have to be victims of circumstance or be weighted down by the guilt of sin. Be honest with God, and he will help you turn your attention from yourself to him and his mercy.-LASB ® Devotion – Day 1

Find God to tell everything in my heart. He is the right Person who can help with accurately the best. He can use my friends, their best advise, their precious time to listening. He can use a nice place, a pleasant atmosphere, nice ice cream, or nice coffee… All are God’s effective tools in His mighty loving hands. But He Himself is the very best Friend I can have, He is with me. I am in His hands. Secure.

Thank you God for tears…

“I am worn out from sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears. My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies. Go away, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping. The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD will answer my prayer.”-King David (NLT)

🙂 eva kristiaman

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my WALK with GOD today – 19

How often should I forgive someone?

“It is my task as God’s child to forgive you 77 x 7,” I wrote to my friend, “but please don’t do it again to others.” I sent it by email, yet that was just a start of doing what Jesus said in Matthew 18:22. I have to go through the tunnel of forgiveness once again. I know it would not be easy.

Psalm 4:4 … a good number to remember, isn’t it? … has helped me, King David said, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.” I did it, and I experienced what David said in verse 8, “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.”

When I woke up, I got an email from YouVersion about reading plan, I choose the 4 days “forgiveness” plan. It works well. Today I came to this verse that I have quoted and said to my friend. I have been pondering, “How often should I forgive someone?” The answer is still the same… 77×7 … “You will never forgive anyone more than God forgiven you,” said Max Lucado on Twitter today. So true!

🙂 eva kristiaman