Tea in the Morning

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Good Morning!

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Today I started my day with yoga, bible reading, and a cup of Lady Strawberry Tea from Korea.

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Yum!!

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Bessie sent me some tea for Christmas and BOY it smells good!

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I love a nice cup of tea, especially on a cold winter morning.

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Mmmmm…

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Aside from my yummy tea, the devotion this morning from Jesus Calling and bible verses that were referenced were just what I needed.  I am always amazed at God’s greatness whenever I read that devotion because it almost never fails to be just exactly what I need to hear or be reassured of!  Today went along with yesterdays message at church, actually, which was related to a lot of stuff I’ve been thinking about lately!

“Trust Me with every fiber of your being!  What I can accomplish in and through you is proportional to how much you depend on Me.  One aspect of this is the degree to which you trust Me in a crisis or major decision.  Some people fail miserably here, while others are at their best in tough times.  Another aspect is even more telling: the constancy of your trust in Me.  People who rely on Me in the midst of adversity may forget about me when life is flowing smoothly.  Difficult times can jolt you into awareness of your need for Me, whereas smooth sailing can lull you into the stupor of self-sufficiency.

I care as much about your tiny trust-steps through daily life as your dramatic leaps of faith.  You may think that no one notices, but the One who is always beside you sees everything–and rejoices.  Consistently trusting in Me is vital to flourishing in My Presence.”

Psalm 40:4; 56:3-4; 62:8

Isaiah 26:3-4

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts you…”

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How many times will I hear, how many times will I remind myself, and how many times will I encourage others to trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, leaning not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6)?!  It is so simple and it is written over and over again in the bible to trust in our heavenly Father and to have faith!  O ye of little faith (Matthew 6:30; 8:26)!  My eyes are being opened to the realization of how great God is and how much He cares about us; you and me, and how simple it really and truly is to trust in him!  We just have to choose to do it!

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

How can you not trust that!  So, I think I’ve gotten some point across.  I encourage you to trust in Him and to not fear or be anxious (Isaiah 41:10).  Who’s with me?

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Have a wonderful and blessed day and a great week as we venture into a new year!

Lord, guide us safely and be with us.  Prepare us for what lays ahead and equip us to do your will in this world and in our lives, Father.  Thank you for the sunshine today and the wonderful beginning to a lovely day you have given me.  I love you and in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Much love,

Jenny~

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