God’s Message to Me. . . and You!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Blog, Home Is Where The Story Starts | 1 comment

Every Decision

Over the past several years my pattern has been to read Psalms for my devotions. I read five a day, starting with the Psalm that matches the date and then adding thirty, sixty, ninety, etc.


One great result of this habit is that now I have a journal-of-sorts of these years. As I read I can see from the notes in the margins, the underlined verses, and even the underlined sections in my Life Application Bible just what was going on that day. Not just that, but I can see how God spoke to me and met my need.


Today I was reading Psalm 41. This month I am mixing it up and just reading straight through.


Psalm 41:2-3 are bracketed and beside it I’ve written, “Daddy – December 2012!!” The verses say this:

“The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.”


The reason this stood out to me that day was, well, it was so obvious.


You see, I read this passage that day from my daddy’s Bible. I was standing beside his hospital bed in the ICU at the VA in Sturgis. He had just suffered two seizures. He was still unconscious. I was scared to death and trying not to show it. I looked around the room and there, on the top of his belongings sat his Bible. Picking it up, I turned to the Psalms and started in on my pattern. And, there it was, in front of God and everyone. God’s message for Miriam for the day!


Now, I’m not one to say that God always will give such a clear answer. Many times He doesn’t. But, that day—God did. When I returned to the waiting room I told Mom, “You’ll never guess what the passage I read Daddy said.” She was amazed.


And when Daddy woke up and his mind cleared from the seizures and meds, I told him and He was encouraged.


You see, God’s Word is there to speak to us, teach us, and encourage us. Today and everyday! Don’t forget to find God’s message for you today!

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  1. Kitty Miller

    That’s awesome, Miriam!