Thursday April 5, 2012

 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, no lacking anything.”

James 1:2-4

Today I stayed home and wrote five new entries for my blog and I also went to church in the evening as well which was a great service. I had been looking for a couple of scripture verses for me to memorize which focus on getting up earlier. I came across this great book on the internet called “Quiet time with God”. I got a lot out of it and I finally decided to memorize these two verses:

One from the Old Testament:

“Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord.”                                                                                    – Genesis 19:27

One from the New Testament:

“Very early in the morning while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”                                                    -Mark 1:35

I really got a lot out of this book on the internet on “Quiet Time with God”. It’s a short book of  34 pages but I found it so very helpful especially of the importance of doing your quiet time with the Lord early in the morning like I have been trying to do but it’s kind of been a struggle for me because I’m not a early morning person at all.

The book started off with the purpose of why it’s important to have a quiet time with God, why early in the morning is really the best time (the number one reason is much less distractions compared to other times in the day) and how to develop a good quality quiet time with the Lord. It is well worth the read so I’d really like to encourage you to check it out.

If you are interested in reading more of this book, then here’s the link:

 

“Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future

Faith is having the courage to dance it today.”

(a quote by my cousin Matt)

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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