I began my blog on January 31, in the dead of winter and here it is July 31st, in the dead of summer. This blogging experience has been such an exciting adventure. It has surpassed any and all expectations I might have had when I very timidly posted that first little blog. I have met so many wonderful people from literally all over the world. I have made some dear friends. Some I trust will last my life time.
So in honor of my 6th month I wanted to give away one of the most important books in my life. It has been such an aid, that God has used, in molding and making me who I am today.
For my history of this book, Mickey gave me a copy of it for my 60th birthday on December 25, 1997. I set it aside for 6 days and began reading it daily on January 1, 1998. For the past 9 years and 7 months I have read the daily reading, in addition to my Bible reading and study. I find the devotionals speak to my heart over & over.
TILL YOU ARE ENTIRELY HIS
"Let your endurance be a finished product, so that you may be finished and complete, with never a defect." James 1:4 Moffatt
"Many of us are all right in the main, but there are some domains in which we are slovenly. It is not a question of sin, but of the remnants of the carnal life which are apt to make us slovenly. Slovenliness is an insult to the Holy Ghost. There should be nothing slovenly, whether it be in the way we eat and drink, or in the way we worship God.
Not only must our relationship to God be right, but the external expression of that relationship must be right. Ultimately God will let nothing escape, every detail is under His scrutiny. In numberless ways God will bring us back to the same point over and over again. He never tires of bringing us to the one point until we learn the lesson, because He is producing the finished product. It may be a question of impulse, and again and again, with the most persistent patience, God has brought us back to the one particular point, or it may be mental wool-gathering, or independent individuality. God is trying to impress upon us the one thing that is not entirely right.
We have been having a wonderful time this Session over the revelation of God's Redemption, our hearts are perfect towards Him: His wonderful work in us makes us know that in the main we are right with Him. "Now, " says the Spirit, through St. James, "let your endurance be a finished product." Watch the slipshod bits - "Oh, that will have to do for now." Whatever it is, God will point it out with persistence until we are entirely His. "
It is now 7:05 a.m. so I will have the drawing in the morning at 7:30 a.m. and post the winner. If this is something you would like to receive please leave me a comment and let me know.