Thursday, February 3, 2011

The winner is.....

according to random number generator....

number three.....


Congratulations!!  I'll be in touch on getting this out to you.  It might require another late night trip to Kroger for coffee and sharing.  ;)

I would recommend everyone to read this book.  It's a huge blessing to me already and I'm not even finished!

Thanks to all of you for entering.  It was encouraging to see your comments!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

don't forget....

Tonight's the last night for the giveaway!  It will close at midnight so if you haven't entered, you've got a little time.  And if  you have family or friends who might be interested in the book, tell them to pop over and leave a comment to be entered.  I'll post the results tomorrow! 

but God....

One of my favorite phrases in the Bible is "but God."  Such powerful, life-changing words! 

The set of verses that most frequently come to mind are these found in Ephesians 2:

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 

Doesn't that make you want to give a little shout?!  

I was curious to see what other scriptures contained these exact words so I did a word search using my Sword Searcher.  Turns out there are some pretty awesome verses all throughout the Bible that contain that phrase.  I hope you are blessed and encouraged by these powerful words!

     But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good,  -Gen. 50:20      
   But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. -Psalm 49:15

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.  -Psalm 73:26

But God raised him from the dead:  -Acts 13:30 

So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.  -1 Cor. 3:7

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:  but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;  but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.  -1 Cor. 10:13

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  -Eph. 2:4

I'm so glad we serve an all-powerful, all-knowing, ever present, non-changing, holy, righteous GOD!