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Israel had 19 different kings rule over her. None of them were good. Judah had 20 kings rule over her. Of those 20, 8 were good and served the Lord. Today, we read about one of those—King Asa.
“In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa began to reign over Judah, and he reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom. And Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as David his father had done. He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. He also removed Maacah his mother from being queen mother because she had made an abominable image for Asherah. And Asa cut down her image and burned it at the brook Kidron. But the high places were not taken away. Nevertheless, the heart of Asa was wholly true to the Lord all his days. And he brought into the house of the Lord the sacred gifts of his father and his own sacred gifts, silver, and gold, and vessels.” (1 Kings 15:9-15)
When I read God’s Word each morning, I find inspiration and insight that keeps my day on track. Join me on this journey. Let’s settle in with His Word—it’s His Love Letter to us. Did you know that? Let’s read it like a Love Letter, expecting to glean something for our walk with Him every day. Let’s look for peace in the chaos and strength for our weaknesses. Even on our busiest days we can carve out a few minutes to refocus on the important. Can’t we? We may have to get up a little earlier, when the house is still and quiet, or stay up a few minutes after the others are tucked in for the night, but we can do this! I know we can!
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This is so encouraging, Patsy. I have seen this in my husband's and my family. Same parents, kids so opposite. I have friends in this situation, who are Godly upright parents and have a prodigal. It is heartbreaking. God is not done with these kids. He is out searching for his lost sheep and rejoicing when each sheep is found.
Thank you so much, Theresa! And that's what I keep telling myself, "God is not done with these kids." He has not written the rest of their story. There are more chapters to be lived. "He is out searching for his lost sheep and rejoicing when each sheep is found." <— I LOVE THAT! We just keep praying, trusting, and believing! NOTHING is impossible with God! (Luke 1:37)
So grateful for your good work and eager to share with reading friends!
Thank you, Michele! :) You are an encouragement to me!
Thank you so much, Sinziana! Thanks for checking us out on Insta as well. Blessings to you! :)
Prodigals, walkaways, and lost lambs <— we have all been one (or more) of those at some point in our lives. I am so glad that someone was praying for rme!
Thank you for praying for my prodigals. I'll not list names for privacy, but God knows and it means so much to me that you are praying.
Praying with you, Lauren! God knows, He hears, He cares, and He will answer!
Thank you for sharing this today. Yes we do all have prodigals in our families.
Praying today for all here today.
You're most welcome to join me in a cuppa at Tea With Jennifer,
Thank you, Jennifer! :) Headed over to Tea With Jennifer right now!
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