Showing posts with label Mourning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mourning. Show all posts

Monday, April 14, 2014

Strength for the Storm . God's Comfort & Power ... Review Excerpt

Sharing excerpts from a book I reviewed in 2007.

Verdell Davis:

When a storm comes along if sufficient force to wipe out our livelihood, our health, our most treasured relationship, or perhaps our lifelong dreams, & we are left standing in the rubble of our shattered lives, we are in many ways reduced to infancy. So much has been lost & so much changed that we must essentially start over again. We must begin to walk before we can think about running or soaring. Indeed, we need help just to be able to stay on our feet.

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What You Can Do:

Georgia's list of simple acts of kindness:

1. Send a card with encouraging words.

2. Prepare a tray of food for quick bites.

3. Offer to watch the children. (Angela's advice: watch who you allow to be over your child/children - make sure you know them)

4. Pick up some groceries.

5. Make phone calls.

6. Smile and wave.

7. Let a car go in front of you in a traffic tie-up.

8. Hold the door open for someone.

God's Almighty Power:

HE who wells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'HE is my refuge & my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. (Psalm/Tehillim 91:1-2)

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, & is, to come. (Revelation 4:8)

God's Comfort:

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)

Praise be to the God & father or our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion & the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (II Corinthians 1:3-4)

Even though I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod & your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm/Tehillim 23:4)

Bethany House Publishing sent me a complimentary copy for review.

The author & general editor of 'What's in the Bible for Women' was written by Georgia Curtis Ling & Dr. Larry Richards.

Georgia is a bestselling author, a well-liked speaker who touches the heart & tickles the funny bone as she writes about faith, love, & life. She graduated from Kentucky Christian University with a major in Bible in 1979.

Dr. Richards was converted while in the Navy in the 1950's. He has taught & written Sunday School Curriculum for every age group. He has published more than two hundred books, & his books have been translated into some twenty-six languages. He is a native of Michigan, & lives in North Carolina. His wife, Sue, is also an author.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Finding Joy in Restoration ... 7/7/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Levites . Shealtiel . Jozadak . Kadmiel . Henadad . Praise . Lord . King David . Israel . Wept/Mourning . Joy . Ezra . Psalm/Tehillim . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for July 7, 2013 is coming from Ezra 3:8-13 (Devotional Reading from Psalm/Tehillim 66:1-12).

For history on Ezra 1-6 visit my blog for the week of June 24-28, 2013.

Starting with Ezra 3:8 ... The foundations of the temple are laid in great joy and mourning. The foundation of the temple is laid.

Levites ... charged with the temple service (I Chronicles 23:24) ... Their service (Exodus 38:212) ... Duty towards (Deuteronomy 12:10) ... descendants of Levi (Exodus 32:26) ... appointed over the Tabernacle (Numbers 1:50)

Shealtiel (I have asked of God) Greek form 'Salathiel,' (Ezra 3:2)

Jozadak (Jehozadak) Ezra 3:2 ... Jehozadak (Jehovah is righteous) I Chronicles 6:15

Kadmiel (before God) Ezra 2:40; Nehemiah 9:4

Henadad (favor of Hadad) Ezra 3:9 ... Hadad, name of a Syrian god, an Edomite (I Kings 11:14)

Ezra 3:8-9 ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again in Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); The Foundations Laid .... Sacred Places; Zerubbabel's Temple; The Building Is Begun

(Erza 2:68-69; Ezra 3; Ezra 3:1,8; I Kings 5:1-10,18; II Chronicles 2:1-16; I Kings 6:1; Ezra 6:3-4; Numbers 1:50-51; Numbers 3:21-37; Ezra 2:40; I Corinthians 14:40 .... Reference in Sunday School Book)

Ezra 3:10-11 ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); The Foundations Laid

Verse 10 ... Sacred Persons; Zerubbabel's Temple; The Building Is Begun

Verse 11 ... Sacred Places; Zerubbabel's Temple; Mingled Joy & Weeping (Ezra 3:11-13)

(I Chronicles 6:31; 25:1; Psalm/Tehillim 100:5; 106:1; 107:1; 118:29; 136:1; 136:1-4; II Chronicles 5:12-14)

Ezra 3:12-13 ... Sacred Places; Zerubbabel's Temple; Mingled Joy & Weeping; ....The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); The Foundations Laid; The Outward Man; The Body In Old Age; Instances of Longevity

Psalm/Tehillim 66:1-12 ... An exhortation to praise God in view of his great works, and gracious benefits .... David exhorteth to praise God, to observe his great works .... David exhorteth to praise God, to observe his great works, to bless him for his gracious benefits & He voweth for himself religious service to God.

Psalm/Tehillim 66 ... Psalms of Gratitude: For mercies shown to the Church ... Psalms of Adoration: Of God's goodness & mercy

Psalm/Tehillim 66:8,9 ... The Lord's Love & Care for His Children

Monday - July 1, 2013 - A Great & Wonderful House - II Chronicles 2:1-9

Solomon's labourers for the building of the temple. His message to Huran for workmen & timber...

Tuesday - July 2, 2013 - Building a House for God's Name - I Kings 8:14-21

Solomon's blessing & declaration

Wednesday - July 3, 2013 - My Name Shall Be There - I Kings 8:22-30

Solomon's prayer

Thursday - July 4, 2013 - A House of Prayer - Matthew 21:10-16

Christ rideth into Jerusalem upon a 'Probably Asinus hemippus' (I used this word from the KJV Bible so it would not seem like ugly content); Driveth the buyers & sellers out of the temple ... Christ's public entry into Jerusalem; He driveth the traders out of the temple.

Friday - July 5, 2013 - Make a Joyful Noise To God - Psalm/Tehillim 66:1-12

Saturday - July 6, 2013 - Lead Me in Your Righteousness - Psalm/Tehillim 5

Psalm/Tehillim 5 ... Psalms of Supplication: Expressing trust in God ... Didactic Psalms: Showing the blessings of God's people & misery of his enemies.

Didactic (Instruct)

Sunday - July 7, 2013 - Ezra 3:8-13

Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Edition Bible, KJV Bible(The SouthWestern Co.), The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & Readers's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder