Friday, January 2, 2009

What Are You Learning


Please join in at Ginas, share what you are learning.: This week, I started memorizing verses. The verse I chose to memorize first is Psalm 30:5: His anger last for only a moment, but His kindness last for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning. In memorizing this verse, I have been blessed. I know this verse to be very true in my life. When God gets angry at me, and He does get angry with me at times, the anger last only a moment, and then it vanishes. But, His kindness to me, it has no ending. So many nights, I have cried myself to sleep. But, I felt His joy once again in the morning. I also have learned that through my mourning, will always come His joy. Thank You Lord for teaching me life lessons, I love You.

45 comments:

Debra said...

Denise,

I love your tender spirit and how you convey what God has done in your life and continues to do. You encourage me so!

Much love to you this new morning full of God's new mercies!

The Yothers said...

Thanks for posting this verse. It reminds me how the Lord bless us with all the compassion and forgiveness. This is really very encouraging. Happy New Year Denise. I hope and pray that all your hopes and dreams will come to past this year!

Leah said...

Denise,

Thank you for visiting me over at The Point. I hope you found a blessing.

How cool!! The passage that I have been memorizing over the past weeks is Psalm 30. I am down to my final two verses and it has blessed me so to commit this chapter to memory.

I love the cute bears on your blog. I'll be back to visit.

Leah

luvmy4sons said...

Amen sweet sister..great verse!

Sharon Brumfield said...

Yes, I know He has gotten angry at my stubbornness at times. He is so patient. I am glad that He sees the end from the beginning and knows always just what I will do and so it never shocks Him.
And the proof of His love brings joy to my heart.
I love the first verse you chose to memorize. And I am glad that the mornings come. :)

Janet said...

Thanks for reminding me of this verse today. It's one of my favorites. I appreciate your thoughts.

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

What a precious truth, Denise! Thank you so much for sharing! What awesome things we have to hold on too, huh?

Hug!

Blessed With 4 said...

I love that scripture. Isn't it great his mercies are new each day.
Blessings, BJ

Denise said...

I had that verse spoken over me many years ago when I was a crumpled heap on the floor in front of the alter at my church. I was broken and undone and could not see any good in my tomorrows.....When that man of God spoke that over me I just looked at him and had no faith that God could accomplish that! It was 9 years latter that God did answer and it was the joy of joy's and laughter and happiness.... and my mind went back to that day when I was broken........ God sent the joy and it arrived in the perfect time as God knew!

Hugs girl !

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I am always blessed everytime I visit you here. What I am learning lately is in James 4:15 "Instead you ought to say,'If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."

Sandi said...

Yes and we give Him praise in all those times.

Marsha said...

Wonderful things the Lord is showing you. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Love you.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Denise,
I'm so excited about your scripture memory verses. Writing them on the tablet of our heart is a true treasure. So many times when I'm confronted with a situation... a verse will come to me right when I need it.
God bless you this year learning your verses!!
Lea

Lisa said...

Thank you for teaching me that, His love is also unfailing- that is my post for tomorrow. I desire a closer walk with Thee this 2009, I will be memorizing along with you.

Daphine said...

Another great post! I recently starting memorizing verses too! It's been such a blessing!

Have a great weekend!

LauraLee Shaw said...

This post encouraged me so much. I learn so much about a life of surrender and dependence on God from you. Beautiful.

Edge of Design said...

How are things with you? It seems like too long since we "talked". I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year's celebration. It's been great having dh home with us. He leaves again on Monday so I'm not looking forward to that. Thank you for thinking of me over the holidays. :)

Willow said...

That is a beautiful verse to start a memory program with! Even when the night seems long -- and sometimes the "night" can be days or weeks or even months -- there is always a morning!

Alicia said...

I couldn't help but think of that song "Trading My Sorrows."

BTW, my friend..I tagged you on my blog!! :)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Denise, your last post was January 1st. I hope that it is just because you are busy and I wish to hear that you are doing good over there.
We love you.

Lisa said...

Hey Denise where have you been I miss you my friend.

Debbie said...

Great verse Denise! sorry it's been awhile since I visited. Great idea with the Bible memory. You never know when that memory verse will be needed! God bless
deb

Cheryl said...

Denise,

Great verse to start with. Praying you are doing well!

Many blessings!

Love,
Cheryl

Tiffany said...

Happy New Year my friend! It's been a while. Great Post! Crying can be very clensing, and I've expirienced what you're talking about as well. Sometimes, I just pour out my heart to Him at night, and have a good cry, and then in the morning I'm refreshed, and the burden is lifted, even though nothing has changed. But, I've given it to God, and released my control over it. And that makes all the difference in the world. ~Blessings!

Michele Williams said...

I have missed you... I pray you are feeling well... I am praying for you... Blessings...

Donetta said...

love you:)

Hootin' Anni said...

This is a terrific post. And I just notice your Shortybear dance on your sidebar...cute!!!!

Gail W. said...

Denise, I LOVE this verse in Psalms! Whether it's looking at a single day or at the seasons in my life, I can testify that while weeping may last for a night, joy truly does come in the morning. Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

Julie said...

I love you Denise & I am enjoying hearing what God is doing in your life! You are such a wonderful person and friend. Love you,

Julie

Donetta said...

you alright?

MomE said...

Hi...I'm looking for Marriage Monday? Am I at the wrong place? Please let me know!

Laurie Ann said...

Thank you so much for sharing the meditations of your heart, Denise! Love ya!

Jennifer said...

Beautifully put, my friend and ever so true. I am thankful for God's mercy and grace because I know that I've mad Him mad many times in my life but His forgiveness, compassion and kindness is ever present.

I love you!

((hugs))
Jenn

jcdisciple said...

Blessings dear sister...I've not been by enough lately...I hope to "resolve" that.

Amanda

Jewel said...

This is one of my favorite verses, too, Denise. Thanks for sharing!
Are you doing okay? I noticed that you haven't posted for a few days. I pray all is okay with you and your DH. ((HUGS))

Angie said...

Dear sweet Denise---I have you on my heart tonight...wondering how you are...I am praying.

I love you dearly.

Gail W. said...

Hi Denise! Just checking on you - your faithfulness means so much to me. Hope you are well.

Tara said...

Hey Denise! Where are you? Is everthing okay????

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...Happy New Year!!! I LOVE YOUR BLOG LOOK!!! So where are you? I'm back and noticed that you have not posted so I'm concerned like you were for me. I just returned last night but I'm looking at the date of this...so I prayed for you last night & this morning & will keep on praying(so is Beth concerned & praying)I'm sure many are holding you in prayer. I have a lot of catching up to do but started with you! You have a lot going on...maybe too much...you better take it easy and let God take care of you. With new & more meds & trying to get everything under control...you need your rest & REST in Him, ny sweet friend.

I see that you started memorizing scripture! Good job! No more crying, let His JOY continue to fill you & walk you through the mourning each morning in His KINDNESS, LOVE, PEACE, HEALING &
JOY BEYOND all measures! Stay close to Him & He will be close to you...just like Lovebug! You are learning much in spiritual ways but now learn how to BE WELL & STAY WELL & tell those chronic illnesses to get in line with God's Word, you don't have time for them keeping you dowen...you have too much good in you that you are sharing with many...I so appreciate your faithful visits & miss you muchooo!

Trusting God to bless & heal you & help you adjust to your new health plan! Please take good care & get checked if you need to, don't wait!

Thank You Lord for Denise! We LOVE You...Love & hugs...Peggy

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I know what you mean. I am on a quest to find joy. I have so many things to be joyfull for. Sometimes in the circumstances of the unknown I foget. Thanks for the reminder. I love the "what you are learning". I have been trying to focus on scripture memory too. I started lat year and wrote posts about it but let other things get in the way. I hope I can get back to it this year.
Thanks for sharing.
And thanks for your sweet words of encouragement.
I'll be back when I can.
Hugs,
Sherry

Grammy said...

Just stopped bu to say HI.
I pray you are ok.
Big hug.

Michele Williams said...

I have checked on you several times a day, I pray you and hubby are doing fine... I miss you.. we all miss you...

blessings

Denise said...

Checking in on your sweetie and wonder how you are........ I notice you have not posted in a couple of days, so just wanted to say a little prayer that you are fine,,,,,,,,

April said...

Hi Denise,

Just checking in with you...hoping and praying all is well!

LauraLee Shaw said...

denise,
I'm concerned for you. Are you okay? please email me or call me if I can pray for you. laura@lovinthearts.com