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.



Saturday, August 4, 2012


Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance obtained too early in life is not a blessing in the end.

My Thoughts
We have lost several important people in our lives over the last several years... too many, too fast.  In our loss we were blesses a couple of times with an inheritance.  We have been really careful with our inheritance.  Careful to use it in a way that would bless our lives for years to come. Careful not to just use it up.  Careful to use it in a way that would bring honor to the lives that worked so hard and left us with blessings. If we had gotten these inheritances earlier in our lives we would have spent the money in a much different way... we would have felt it helped us then...but it would have been gone now. I know that we would not have used it as wisely or thought to use it in a way that would honor the lives of the people who loved us so much.

When we become children of God, He has so much to give us...and since God will always be here with us we get to receive our inheritance from Him while He is alive.  I believe that God watches us and knows when we are best able to handle the gifts He wants to bestow on us. When we can handle those gifts in a way that will bring Him honor.  So often we wonder where God's blessing are in our lives when we have not taken the steps we need to take to grow.  So often we need to grow enough that we will use God's blessing wisely.  God knows if we will be wasteful or if we will us those gifts He gives us in a way that will honor Him, and change our lives forever.

I have seen people inherit something somebody worked for all their lives and then use it up in a matter of weeks or months. Taking something somebody took a lifetime to build and spend it up in a way that you would never know they ever even had such a blessing.  It is a very sad thing to see... sad for the person who is gone and sad for the person that wasted a life time of work in the blink of an eye.  Even worse, live and in person, I have seen people take something that was to be such a special gift and make their lives worse for having had it.  Imagine working all your life to leave somebody something and making their lives worse!!  How sad that would be!!! 

God does not withhold blessings from us because he does not love us... God withhold blessings from us because He loves us so much!!  In fact when God withhold a blessing from u,s I think it  makes a bit sad because He has to wait.  He loves us so much and wants to give us so much...He wants to shower us with His love!  But God's love is big  enough to let us grow when we need too before He sends down His blessings.  Our part is to do what we need to do to grow into the people that God needs us to be.  When we do that God does not have to hold back any good thing from us!!  And He won't!! All that God does for us, and blesses us with...all that God withholds from us is out of the abundant love that He has in his heart for us.  God's decisions over our lives are always in our best interest.  If we feel like we are missing blessings from God we need to buckle down and grow.  If we spend out time doing that in place of complaining then before we know it blessing will fall down from heaven bigger that we could even wish for ourselves.

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