I decided to start this blog (2010) because my son, John-Robert gave me a One Year Bible for Christmas, the New Living Translation... reading it has changed my life... I post a daily Bible verse on my Facebook page every day and it has been well received... I thought that this would be a wonderful way to share part of what I read each day!... I hope that you enjoy it.

This Year 2012 I am going to do things a little different... not much...just a little. I am again reading through my One Year Bible (for the 3rd time). But I am also using "The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word" by Joyce Meyer. This book is divided by putting scriptures under different categories so they can be used to speak over our life situations. Each day I will read a category of scripture and pick a scripture in that category to write about.



Tuesday, August 31, 2010


2 Corinthians 4:17 For our present troubles are small and won't last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.

My Thoughts
I wish that I had learned this early in life... and I wish in the midst of my troubles today that I could always remember this verse.... When we give our troubles to God... when we ask him to help us learn from our hardships... when we praise him God and thank God in the midst of our troubles we store up wonderful treasures in heaven... it tells us this here... "Yet they (our troubles) produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them (our troubles) and will last forever."... this is such wonderful news... Just yesterday, in the midst of my troubles, I finally learned to just start praising God...and amazing things happened!!... I was in the middle of a very stressful situation and I would not let my mind make it worse!!... I just started saying over and over in my head "I thank you God, I thank you God, I praise you God, I praise you God.... and the troubles didn't get blow all our of proportion... and when they were over...they were just over... and I can tell you that this same situation has caused me days of grief in the past...I have reacted in the past in such a way that made them worse... I have dwelled on them to the point of exhaustion....but yesterday  when I reacted to my troubles the way God teaches me to not only did they not grow bigger than I can handle, they got smaller ...and went away quicker...and in the process I built me up a little glory in heaven... then today I read this verse that reinforced my new actions .... with exciting news!... how wonderful is God when we learn to react the way he teaches us to react... God only give us perfect solutions to our problems... God's answers, God's teachings, God's love is never wrong... it will never harm us... it will only produce good fruit!!... our reactions to all that life has in store for us can produce wonderful glory for our future, and can make our troubles on earth so much smaller, if we just listen and obey God's instructions for our lives....

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Love this, Jeannie! Such wonderful words and something that we all should try to remember in the midst of the tough times! We know that ultimately we will be victorious, but in the meantime, Satan will try to get us while he can! We were talking about this at Bible study yesterday. How he's always trying to plant little seeds of doubt, or depression, or anger-he knows our buttons- to try to keep us off of our right path. I will be praying for you that your troubles may be eased very soon....IN JESUS' NAME!!!!
Lisa P.