"Because of the LORD'S great love
we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning. . ."
Compassion--God's compassion for us, our compassion for others, theirs for us, and round the circle goes.
Today I needed a large dose of God's compassion as I struggled with issues with school.
I cried on the way to school today---really did not want to go---but I had to.
One of Joyce Meyer's favorite sayings is "You may not be where you need to be, but thank
God you're not where you used to be!"
A year ago, I would have called in sick. Today I didn't. I listened to a combination of music and scripture devotion Cd by a singer who I traced after loving a Praise Cd taped live at a Joyce Meyer Conference. That Cd was Free To Worship Live with Jacque DeShetler. She has a web site: http://www.deshetler.com/. After locating the site, I ordered several of her Cd's and they so touch me! I don't know whether she's made it to mainstream Christian music. It wasn't that long ago that I was listening to the Rolling Stones as inspirational pep me up & get me ready to face the "darlings" music, so I'm not familiar with who's who in Christian music!
The Cd I listened to this morning was my father's love, devotions for personal worship. The four songs are: "love unshakable"(a favorite of mine), "love again," take all of me"(new to me, but it turns me inside out in a good way) and "amazing grace." In-between she does awesome scripture narration.
I felt God's compassion and His love envelop me. The day turned out to be a good one. I've been praising Him a bunch today.
(Just a note: the boy I wrote about in the previous blog was not the problem. I ended up having to call his mom and she was quite supportive. Oh, she was not happy with the fact that he had told me that she and his dad went on long business trips; I couldn't get hold of them, and well just generally gave me the impression they didn't care. If she hadn't grounded him for the book report, I probably would not have called her. We were both grateful that I did.)
Hope you all had a good day!