Here we are back to another "Random Journal Day"... taking a walk back in time and peering into the thoughts from the past...and hopefully gleaning something positive from such a venture. Some of my favorite blogging friends are doing the same thing....so perhaps you will take a peek at what they were thinking about years ago as well...
My trip back in time today goes to May 8, 2001. It was a Tuesday, according to my journal entry, and it was 11:17 a.m. I always like to add the time and day to help me understand where my thinking was at the time. Sometimes my thoughts were much clearer in the daytime than at night...but then again, not always necessarily so. I think the fact that this particular post was written in the middle of the day on a weekday means that I was still recuperating from an earlier surgery that year and had not yet gone back to work. That could explain some of my thoughts. So here we go. Ready to get on the magic carpet ride back in time?
"My sheep hear My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. NO ONE can take them out of My hand." John 10: 27-28 (Jesus speaking).
I really love today's devotional readings. (Note: I do not have the name of the devotional book written down) The title is, "Safe in Jesus' Hand". The author, James McGinnis, says,
Psalm 28:7 ~ "The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him."
Psalm 27:14 ~ "Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord."We need to remember that whatever the circumstances in our lives~ "God is in control". We can safely put our hand in His hand.
In a later entry in the same journal, (six months later) I wrote the following: