This was the second part of the verses I was learning last week.  I kept looking at it over and over.  There are certain WORDS that affect me deeply.  Pure.  Kindness.  Gentleness.  DEVOTE.  I think they cause me to stand still and my heart to jump because these are no ordinary words.  These are straight from the heavenlies!  These are the very make-up of my Father.  They are Him.  It’s like seeing a photo of someone you adore or a piece of clothing of that someone that just floods in the memories.  It just stops you in your tracks, brings a smile to your heart, which then spreads to your face and eyes.  It could even cause tears and laughter, warmth and comfort.  DEVOTE did that for me this week.  Proskartereo: To tarry, remain…continue steadfastly with someone…continually staying close to someone; used metaphorically of steadfastness and faithfulness in the outgoings of the Christian life, especially in prayer.  To tarry in prayer.  To remain in prayer.  To continue steadfastly with (Him) in prayer.  To continually stay close to (Him) in prayer.  To steadfastly and faithfully pray.  I think of how devoted He is to me, and I long to be of that same “make-up”.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

Now, to be watchful and thankful…


having my little sister pray for me, planting tulip bulbs, sitting outside with Hannah, hugs, kisses, and “I love you’s” from each of my children, my husband’s lavishing love and generous heart, just being together as a family, just being with him, a video of home, our home, doing school with the kids today – really is enjoyable to teach/learn, sensing God doing a work, Christopher’s smile and hug and laugh, my sister’s love, his faithfulness and His, a letter ready to mail, debt…so much…but He Is when I’m not and when it’s not…

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