Praising like Daniel

I just began week 3 of the Beth Moore Daniel study and God has been giving me a Word through this study, that’s for sure!  It has been oh so good to spend time in God’s word every day and to join up with wonderful women every Monday night to discuss our study.  God has been teaching me so much and my heart has been so blessed (yet again) by a Beth Moore study.  If you’ve never done one, I would highly recommend it!

Toward the end of week 2 of the Daniel study, Beth Moore challenged us girls to take the remaining weeks of our study and memorize a passage of scripture from the book of Daniel  – a powerful passage, at that.

The setting: Daniel had just gone to the king and asked him for some time, so that Daniel might be able to interpret the king’s dream for him.  Daniel and his friends prayed fervently for God’s mercy and revelation, so that they might not lose their lives over the king’s anger and frustration (see Daniel chapter 2 for a more thorough explanation.)  That night, God revealed the king’s dream to Daniel in a vision.  And praise Jesus for that, because now Daniel and his friends’ lives would be spared! So Daniel praised God for His provision and revelation:

“Praise be to the name of God forever and ever;

wisdom and power are His.

He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others.

He gives wisdom to the wise

and knowledge to the discerning.

He reveals deep and hidden things;

He knows what lies in darkness,

and light dwells with Him.

I thank and praise You, God of my ancestors:

You have given me wisdom and power,

You have made known to me what we asked of You,

You have made known to us the dream of the king.”

– Daniel 2:20-23

Amen to that, right?  This passage of scripture is an awesome prayer and a wonderful praise to the faithful Father.  If you’re looking to memorize scripture, why not memorize these three verses with me?  I’ve written them on note-cards and have been taking them with me everywhere, slowly repeating the verses to myself.

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I want to praise God’s faithfulness like Daniel did that night.

What about you? Is there other scripture that you have set on your heart to memorize?

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I hope you have had the most blessed Wednesday.

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Grateful.

Today I am grateful.

I am grateful for my husband, my rock.  For those of you who don’t know Jeremy, he’s a solid guy.  He loves God and because of that he loves me so well.

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I’m grateful for the home we have been blessed with.

I’m grateful for the three little rascals (aka our furry friends) that inhabit our home and make life at home quite fun.

I’m grateful for my job, and for Jeremy’s job. I’m grateful that God continues to provide.

I’m grateful for my family, my biggest supporters. I’m grateful for our close relationships even from miles and miles away.

My momma and my sister , Kaleigh.

My momma and my sister, Kaleigh.

I am grateful for the start of a new Bible study. I’m grateful for the women who I will grow alongside of over the course of the next 12 weeks as we study Beth Moore’s “Daniel.”

I’m grateful that my soul is craving God and desiring precious time spent with Him.

I’m grateful for a spontaneous date night with my husband to get ice cream tonight… and I’m certainly grateful for Moose Tracks on a waffle cone. Grin.

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I’m grateful for my friendships and my girlfriends that God has blessed me with, both near and far.

My dear friend Kelsey, who resides in Nebraska.

My dear friend Kelsey, who resides in Nebraska.

My sweet friend Ashley, who lives in New Jersey.

My sweet friend Ashley, who lives in New Jersey.

My awesome college roomie and friend, Linnea (who is right here in Michigan with me!)

My awesome college roomie and friend, Linnea (who is right here in Michigan with me!)

I’m grateful for the summer. I’m grateful for a time of rest. I’m grateful for a break from homework and papers and tests.

I am so grateful for my God, my Jesus.  I am grateful that He has saved me from my sin and that He has given me new life in Him.  I’m grateful that I can put on a new self because of what He has done for me.

What are you grateful for today?

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