Blog theme: A Lesson a Day Keeps the Devil at Bay

In talking with friends about how we know God is real, I heard many stories conjured up from years before. An event that happened when Jane was 14 that convinced her God cared or a situation that Jon got through 8 years ago that wouldn't have been possible without God's intervention. I know those are big, life-changing lessons, real faith-forming stones, but what about the daily lessons? The little ones that come more from a relationship with God than a coming-to-faith event. I know God talks to me daily, and they are profound mini-lessons on his character or advice for my life. Unfortunately, those pass right through my short-term memory if I don't write them down or verbally express them to another person.
    This blog is in response to this -- an acceptance of the challenge to write down the daily lessons that the Lord is teaching me. May it be a testimony to others of God's "mercies being new every morning" and his presence in and care for everyday life. And to my own benefit, may having my ears open to the lesson God has for me each day keep the devil at bay from trying to convince me that God doesn't care.

I encourage you to take up the challenge too! 

Blessings!

Dawn Thiessen

Browsing Archive: August, 2011

Job's Lesson

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : Faith 
I'm reading Job again. Many are familiar with his story: a righteous man blessed by God with riches and family is targeted by Satan. God allows Satan to take away his wealth, family, and health which Satan hopes to prove to God that those things are the only reason Job loves God. But there all taken away and Job explains that God gives and he takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord! Job knows that he has not done anything wrong, but his friends come to talk to him. The conversation goes b...
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Hot Body!!

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Self 
It's bathing suit season and the desire to look good or give up and cry stares us in the face. This experience made 1 Corinthians 15:43 stand out to me: "Our bodies now disappoint us, but when they are raised, they will be full of glory" So, I'm not saying we should let loose and give up caring for our health or bodies, but to not be obsessed with changing it.
My hot body will be in heaven!
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Distractions

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Saturday, August 13, 2011, In : Spiritual Disciplines 
I have been thoroughly enjoying this time we have had as a family since Baker was born and Matt has had some parental leave. We've been able to hang out as a family as well as do some work around the house with some RealEstate money that just came in. I am happy, I love having my husband home to help with the kids and making suppers -- he has actually been doing so much that it is more like I am helping him. Anyways, these verses I read today seemed to speak directly to us and our current sit...
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I am just like the Apostle Paul

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Self 
You may think I am getting too cocky now, too proud and "high and mighty" comparing myself to Paul. But where I really see our similarities is in Romans 7:21-25: "It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God's law with all my heart. But there is another law at work within me that is at war with my mind. This law wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will fre...
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About Me


Wife, mother, teacher, and author -- the glamorous hats I wear. I am also a daughter, sister, aunt and friend and am learning to be a good citizen. To be true to myself and to genuinely love people without an ulterior motive (even if it seems good intentioned).
 

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