Devotion 20/06/2015

I have been reading Our Daily Bread and using “The Holy Bible” application (highly recommended) to starts plans. I particularly like Rick Warren’s because they are not overly preachy and helps to relate to daily life.

ANYWAYS! Sometimes, I find meaningful words/verses/phrases and I do a screenshot of them. But somehow, an idea struck me today and I thought, “Why not just do a weekly Sunday thing?” Just in case the phone dies and the screenshots disappeared *choy!*

Tough week but thankful for friends and family who felt indignant on my behalf. I have surprised everyone (myself included) by not crying. Well, other than on Friday morning for about a minute where it all flooded back. I am afraid to do anything. Even if it’s just to send an email. I am not eating and not sleeping well.

Anyways, that aside, I finally caught Jurassic World and it was awesome! There are some flaws, yes. But it’s a show where dinosaurs are alive, I think we can live with the flaws and lack of logic. Caught it alone after going to the doctor’s with my mum (all clear!). I also met up with Vivian and headed to Amy’s. Everyone, please visit bread yard at Galaxis (one-north)! Their lemon cookie is awesome and the food is good too (all day breakfast!). I suspect being able to talk to Amy and Vivian helped alot with accepting the news (:

with Vivian and Amy (:

With that said, this has been the message/verse of the week. I keep seeing it.

God never promises us a trouble-free life but He does promise us His presence and the strength (mental, physical and emotional) we require to go through our troubles.

Don’t fear, because I am with you. Don’t be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will surely help you, I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.
– Isaiah 41:10

Esther has been sending over encouraging verses as well. I will make it through this because I have friends, family (and even 2 colleagues) and God with me.

Coming week will be challenging and loads more tougher because it’s the week before the hols end. God, bless me and surrounds me with Your favour as with a shield.

Here are the verses of the week.

Heavenly Father, as we care for the things dear to us, how much more do You care for us, Your children! Thank you for answered prayer and for the miracle of Your grace. – ODB, 20 June 2015

We need to be satisfied with the consequences of our thoughts because they hold the power of contentment and discontent, of joy and sadness. God has given us the ability to make choices about so many things in life, including our thoughts, and we must be responsible to make those choice carefully. Trust Him to help you to choose positive thoughts and to think on purpose. – Trusting God Day by Day by Joyce Meyer

Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:7

Failure is not fatal. God lovingly restores those who turn back to Him. – ODB, 18 June 2015

Please guard each word we so we reflect You and Your love. Help our tongues speak words of healing and not harm. ‘Encourage one another and build each other up. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11’ – ODB, 17 June

Growth is not an automatic result of difficulty. Hardships do not necessarily produce grwoth or strength in us; it’s not that simple. We must choose the right attitude towards our challenges and refuse to quit or give up. We may have to do what is right for a long time before we feel it is ‘paying off’, but if we stay faithful and refuse to give up, good results will come. Once we get through the adversity and challenges we face, we emerge as better people than we were when we went into them.

Determine that you will go all the way through every difficulty you face in life. Make a decision now to keep going forward, trusting God no matter how difficult it is because you know He will be with you and you will grow in faith as a result. – Trusting God Day by Day by Joyce Meyer (I’m really liking her series)

Loads of good verses this week so I’m going to do one today and one on Wed (mid-week strength).

You are my shelter and my shield – I wait for your promise. – Psalms 119:114

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