Cory and I have really had a crazy year last year and through the beginning of '09. With me being on bedrest for a quarter of the year, job changes, unemployment, welcoming our daughter into our lives, sleepless nights, cars breakin' down, facing some personal issues, just to name a few things....whew...I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
Through all of it, we have both found a renewed faith that keeps us going and helps us remember we actually have it pretty good. We have no doubt God has His plans for us and although we have felt tested, we know there is a reason and a lesson in everything. Not saying that we always get the lesson...sometimes it's hard to see it in the middle of the chaos. Our church is great and Cory and I love sharing devotionals that remind us of each other. (We go to Faith Assembly..it's awesome!) I just wanted to share a few verses that have really kept us going and help us:
Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." This one has really kept us going through the sleepless nights and having 2 babies under 1 1/2. Knowing that God will keep us energized through Him and we won't die from exhaustion! lol!
Philippians 2:14 Do everything without arguing and complaining This verse is so powerful to Cory and I...especially me! I have a real knack for complaining, let me tell ya! It's something I'm really trying to work on. I'm trying to let the little things go.
Mathew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Cory read this verse and instantly thought of me. He even posted it on our fridge! I tend to be a planner, always thinking ahead, worrying about tomorrow. Cory is more a play-it-by ear kinda guy. Waaaaay more laid back than me. This verse just reminds me to live more in the moment and to just chill out. (Although I think Cory does enough chillin' for the both of us!lol) As long as we have our faith and seek out the Lord, we will be taken care of.
What are your favorite verses? Please share in the comment section!!