Thankful _ June4 _ June10

6•4
2569. 148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. (‭Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭148‬ NIV)
2570. All the great Bible studies on the YouVersion App
2571. My friend Rebekah always knows what to say to me to get to the root of the matter.

6•5
2572. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭10‬ NIV)
2573. 10 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭10-12‬ MSG)
2574. I don’t hike alone. I don’t go to work alone. I don’t travel alone. I don’t do anything alone. The Lord is ALWAYS with me! Always!

6•6
2575. 19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. (‭Psalms‬ ‭94‬:‭19‬ ESV)
2576. New journaling Bible
2577. Making it through today with only a short lived anxiety attack

6•7
2578. 160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. (‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭160‬ ESV)
2579. A long encouraging conversation with Galen
2580. Working at the surgery center where it all began

6•8
2581. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭16‬ ESV)
2582. Oh how I needed your shield today!
2583. Even when flaming arrows are falling all around me

6•9
2584. 29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭29‬ ESV)
2585. When my brain resets after a complete meltdown
2586. Just because today was a good day and Robert said yes to hiking

6•10
2587. 13 The Lord goes out like a mighty man, like a man of war he stirs up his zeal; he cries out, he shouts aloud, he shows himself mighty against his foes. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭42‬:‭13‬ ESV)
2588. Always enjoy hiking with Robert aka Miami
2589. Even though it was shorter than I like.

Thankful _ May28 _ June3

5•28
2548. 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬ NIV) I don’t know that I’m a prophet to anyone, but I know you knew me before you formed me
2549. Sleeping in
2550. Dinner with my friend Rita

5•29
2551. 5 I cared for you in the wilderness, in the land of burning heat. (‭Hosea‬ ‭13‬:‭5‬ NIV) midbar is the Hebrew word for desert 🌵
2552. Sunrise hiking with my friend Hannah
2553. Celebrating a very short work week

5•30
2554. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (‭James‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ NIV)
2555. Pardes is the Hebrew word for garden. The word of God is like walking in the garden of Eden and God is calling out for me!
2556. For the people I didn’t have to work with today

5•31
2557. 3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭26‬:‭3‬ ESV)
2558. Taking up the practice of writing my own devotions again
2559. Sleeping away the rest of the day

6•1
2560. 4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. (‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭4‬ NIV)
2561. Even for the bad mood I can’t seem to shake
2562. Community group

6•2
2563. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6‬:‭6-7‬ NIV)
2564. Finally bringing to light a bad situation at one of the surgery centers because someone was bad mouthing me and I’m over it
2565. Listening to an interview by one of my favorite hikers

6•3
2566. 12 “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. (‭Joel‬ ‭2‬:‭12-13‬ NIV)
2567. 9 miles of Passage 26 done
2568. Getting an unexpected ride back to my car from 2 hikers who were starting the whole passage was pure trail magic and a gift from the Lord!

ChoosingRepentance

12 “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. (‭Joel‬ ‭2‬:‭12-13‬ NIV)

Repentance is more than being sorry. It is choosing to change. It’s choosing to turn around to see God standing in front of you. He has always been there. Waiting. Patiently. 

The minute I turned around, the very second I said save me Jesus, he was there. Arms wide open. It was, is, the most incredible thing ever to happen to me!

So what are you waiting for?