Devotion 29/11/2015

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!*

And so the flyoff period begins! HURRAY! (: I plan to spend the first week catching up with friends and running errands. After which, hibernation – read, eat, sleep and write (maybe).

Had the chance to ‘set’ the words for spelling this week. Deciding on the words – easy. Coming with a passage for the words – difficult. But I’ve still got it in me ;p Managed to write 6 passages in a day *pats self on the back*

Will be teaching a P2 class again next year. Not their form teacher though 😦 a little disappointed but it’s okay! I’ll be spending most of my time with them either way. Was a little hurt when I realised my efforts this year was not recognised – everyone thinks that I didn’t teach and didn’t do any form teacher’s duties. But the truth is…the opposite. The adjunct teacher was pulled away for relief teaching so often that…Ah well.

*breathes* but it’s okay (: My kids appreciated my efforts and lessons. The parents too (: That’s what matters the most. I surrender this hurt and grievance to God. He knows what is best for me and what to do.

I hope to take the time this period being thankful for everything that God has given me (: Looking forward to a restful, graceful week ahead! Amen.

Dear Lord, help me to be more concerned with the reflection of my heart than with my physical reflection. Change me through the power of Your Spirit. When we look into the mirror of God’s Word, we see ourselves more clearly. – ODB, 28 November 2015

Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. – 1 Peter 5:7

Heavenly Father, I humble myself before You. I can’t solve my problem on my own. Please help me to seek Your help and perspective. God helps those who know they are helpless. – 27 November 2015

God, I invite You to work through me. I choose to lay down selfishness and pick up love so that I can be used by You to change the world. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, Your goodness is enough to make me thankful everyday. Teach me to live with a thankful heart and remind me to regularly thank You for Your goodness and steadfast love. It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. Dietrich Bonhoeffer – ODB, 26 November 2015

Try going to bed at night pondering everything you have to be thankful for. Let it be the first thing you do in the morning. Thank God for the ‘little’ things  you might normally take for granted. Don’t get discouraged when you fail. Keep at it until you have developed new habits and you are living with an attitude of gratitude. God, I want to live with an attitude of gratitude, starting right now! I thank you so much for loving me and for blessing me. Help me see the positive things in life and thank You for them. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

And now, our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name. – 1 Chronicles 29:13

I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever. – John 14:16

I want to encourage you to not only pray, but to pray persistently. Don’t stress out trying to make things happen on your own. Give it all to God as your pray. Godremind me to bring my problems to You. I’m tired of living in my own strength. I need Your guidance and Your direction, As I seek You daily, I will put my trust in You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, sometimes it’s so hard to wait patiently for good things. Forgive us for comparing ourselves to others and for complaining about what we don’t have. Help us meet You in a new way today. Jesus is the only friend who never disappoints. – ODB, 24 November 2015

When dealing with your past, remember that God loves you deeply. Lord, I believe You can help me overcome the hurt and pain of my past and use my healing to help others. Help me to experience the love of Christ and make me complete with all the fullness of Your life and power.  – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Father, today may Your spirit remind us to seek the quiet so that we may listen first to Your voice and then understand the hearts of others. Teach us when to speak and when to be quiet. Well-timed silence can be more eloquent than words. – ODB, 23 November 2015

The next time you’re wrestling in your mind, I want you to stop and find something specific that you can thank God for. Tell Him how grateful you are for His goodness and all the rich ways He’s blessed your life. As you’re diligent to do this, you will see your life begin to change and things will get better. God, I want to experience Your power in my thought life. I choose to focus on Your goodness and Your love for me. No matter what negative thought comes my way, I know that You are so much bigger and better. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Enter his gates with thanks, enter his courtyards with praise! Thank him! Bless his name! – Psalms 100:4

By faith, I receive You grace. Amen!

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