I am really blessed by Ken Boa's ministry, daily scripture meditations, and the book he wrote "Conformed To His Image."
I found March 11th's reading really relavent as I pray for James's adoption to be completed. Specifically we are waiting for the judge to issue his decision on the adoption. It has been three months since the last court date. We've been told this judge can take "a long time" to decide. I am praying God moves him to issue his approval of the adoption soon.
I wanted to share March 11th's daily scripture meditation email I receive with you all. I hope you find blessing and peace as you pray and meditate on God's word.
Daily Growth for March 11, 2014
Jonah and the promises of God
Promises of God in Each Book"In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry" (2:2). "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you,Lord, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace thatcould be theirs. But I, with a song of thanksgiving, willsacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good.Salvation comes from the Lord" (2:7-9). "I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity" (4:2).
Simple Book of Prayers
God, I want Your Word to be deeply implanted in me so that I not only know the truth, but also express it in the way I live.
I call this to mind,
And therefore I have hope:
The Lord's mercies never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:21-23)
Take a moment to affirm the truth of these words from Scripture and ask God to make them a growing reality in your life.
I will be of the same mind with others; I will not be haughty in mind or wise in my own estimation, but I will associate with the humble. (Romans 12:16)
From now on I will regard no one only according to the flesh. (2 Corinthians 5:16)
Lord, I thank You for Your splendor and majesty and for the mystery of godliness in Christ. I thank You that Your name is to be blessed in all things, and I ask that I would treat others with compassion and dignity.Daily EncouragementLiving Praises: Week 3, Day 6
Guidebook to Living
Lord, I praise you because . . .
You are a righteous God and a Savior.
You, the Lord, alone have declared
what is to come from the distant past.
There is no God apart from You,
a righteous God and a Savior;
there is none besides You.
You are God, and there is no other.
You are the only Savior--holy, pure, altogether lovely, and glorious. There is none besides You, and no person or thing other than You is worthy of worship. In the distant past You revealed that which was to come, and Your promises are sure and steadfast.