Devotional: Rejoice Outside Your Circumstances (1)

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Thank each of you for my indulgences this week, discussing my mom. Today, the 14th, marks the actual anniversary of her home-going.

It is easy to get bogged down in the day someone was lost to us. Keep in mind, for those who leave us knowing Christ as Lord and Savior, that is a step into Glory, into complete health and beginning an eternity with Christ.

Rejoice, my friends, for the wholeness our godly friends and loved ones now know. Through Christ, we can take these days and bathe them in praise for lives lived honoring and bringing glory to Him.

Keep your eyes focused on Him and accept His peace, passing all human understanding. Enjoy the glad memories and anticipation of seeing the Lord and reunion with the ones we love.

1 Corinthians 13 was read that November day in 2005. Never have I known anyone encompassing so many of these verses. Oh how I loved her and miss her dearly. She was my mom, best friend, teacher and confidant.
How I give praise to God for allowing that precious, godly woman to be my mother! Yes, Jesus loves me!

1 Corinthians Chapter 13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

PRAYER

Perfect Lord
Merciful Savior
Almighty God

We choose this day to give You glory
For all You have done

For those who trusted You
And have already entered into Your courts

Please give us thankful hearts
And we ask for Your comfort when we feel low in spirit

Please let us know Your presence

In the Name of Jesus,
Through Whose blood we will
Enjoy everlasting life
Amen

In the Garden _This was played at my father’s funeral. My mom always shared a teary smile when she heard it.

Rise Again – My sweet, beautiful niece, Shalon sang this at my mom’s service.

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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