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! 


Dawn Thiessen

Browsing Archive: July, 2011

Fellow Christians, READ YOUR BIBLE!!!

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Sunday, July 31, 2011, In : Spiritual Disciplines 
Top Ten Reasons You Should Read Your Bible:

 10. Because your NOT "too busy" if you really think about it
9. Because God wants you.
8. Because Satan doesn't. (Who's winning in your life?)
7. Because you have the freedom to own a copy and read it in your own language anytime
6. Because that freedom may one day be taken away. (Will you remember enough to live wisely?)
5. Because you can learn from peoples' mistakes
4. Because it's filled with advice on how to live, love, and treat people today
3. So yo...
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Sin as work; payment death

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Friday, July 22, 2011, In : Spiritual Disciplines 
I've been reading Romans now, it is really a loaded book that I should slow down to capture its depth. But anyways, whether you read slowly and contemplate or read multiple times either way you will learn lessons from the Lord. The latter was how I came to my lesson this week. I have repeatedly read and probably memorized in Sunday school Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." The thing is, I've read this verse by itself fo...
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Fewer Public Updates

Posted by Dawn Thiessen on Friday, July 8, 2011,
God is still teaching me things every day and I have to still make a conscious effort to realize them before they slip away. As far as writing them on this blog though, I've found that a bit distracting. I feel the need to write something because the date will be stamped on the blog entry and someone might come along, see missing dates and conclude that God doesn't talk daily. Some lessons are small, some don't even need to be stated. So, I am going to sit back and live life and these God les...
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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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