Friday, March 2, 2012

The Gift…

It’s almost Taylor’s 16th Birthday! With the thought of that day getting nearer it brings to my mind about gifts. More specifically what are we going to get her for a gift?!?!? Unfortunately we are not in the position to get her a brand-spankin’ new car for her birthday. Heck, we aren't even able to get her a rusted-out old car right now! Then I read Day Two in both of the devotionals I’m doing!

“31 Days of Praise” for day two starts out, “Thank You, Father, that You so loved the world that You gave Your one and only Son…” And in “31 Days to Pray for my Spouse”, the focus is on his Salvation. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

As I turn my focus towards the Gift that was given to me, I am eternally thankful that I chose to receive His Gift. When Corey and I were married the first time, he had not yet accepted God's free Gift, and I truly am thankful that my "new husband" and I have that in common! :)

As I alluded yesterday, a couple years ago I helped lead a study in Mexicali, Mexico using the book "31 Days of Praise" by Ruth Myers. What a joy it was to praise with these ladies. Most of them had no idea what I was saying and most of the time I had no idea what they were saying, but together (me with my English version and them with their Spanish translation) we were able to Praise God together. I look forward to sharing more about my time with these amazing ladies during this Month of Praise.

But for tonight I'm Praising, Praying & Thankful for my Gift and the Gift that my family has accepted, too!

Peace and Love to All! :)

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