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1264-1274

1264. Healthy days - today isn't one, but it reminds me to be thankful for the ones that are :)
1265. Blake waking up early, but falling back asleep again
1266. Curling up on the couch - and a few minutes later Blake curling up with me
1267. Cole's enthusiasm
1268. Grace periods (both from banks - and God)
1269. Knowing that though I often feel like God's love is based on my actions (or lack thereof), and feel like he doesn't love me as much when I am struggling  - COULDN'T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
1270. Our cat snuggled on Matt's lap while he reads his bible
1271. Cole waking up and singing every morning
1272. Multiple reminders in Psalm 118 that HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER
1273. The example and reminder to TAKE REFUGE in the Lord, and the hope that I will learn how to do so more and more.
1274. Our family, friends, children, government, etc...will all let us down (they are only human)...but, if we TAKE REFUGE in the Lord rather than trust in men - we will not be shaken.


Psalm 118
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
  his love endures forever.
2 Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” 
3 Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.”
4 Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.” 
5 When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD;
  he brought me into a spacious place.
6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.
 What can mere mortals do to me?
7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper.
 I look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.
9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
11 They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
12 They swarmed around me like bees, but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and my defense[a];
 he has become my salvation.
15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous:
 “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!
16 The LORD’s right hand is lifted high;
 the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
 you have become my salvation.
22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
25 LORD, save us! LORD, grant us success!
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.
 From the house of the LORD we bless you.[b]  
27 The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us.
 With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up[c] to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God,
and I will exalt you. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
 his love endures forever.

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