I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. I’ve endured many challenges and trials in my lifetime and have experienced fear, anger, discouragement, depression, and at times even despair. I struggled to forgive God and those who hurt me. I understand those emotions. Through those difficulties, God gave me a compassion for people and a desire to help others move from broken to beautiful.

I Long to See You

I Long to See You

 2 Timothy 1:4: “Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.”  When I ...

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Anhelo Verte

Anhelo Verte

 2 Timoteo: 1:4: “Y al acordarme de tus lágrimas, anhelo verte para llenarme de alegría.”  Cuando pienso del apóstol Pablo, pienso ...

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Decisions! Decisions!

Decisions! Decisions!

 Psalm 143:8b: “Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”  Do you ever feel ...

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¡Decisiones! ¡Decisiones!

¡Decisiones! ¡Decisiones!

 Salmo 143:8b: “Señálame el camino que debo seguir, porque a ti elevo mi alma.”  ¿A veces te sientes incapaz de hacer ...

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What Do You Do When Opposition Comes?

What Do You Do When Opposition Comes?

 Nehemiah 4:14: “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, ...

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Category Archives: Daily Bible study

In the Light of His Presence

 

Sky at SunsetPsalm 89:15: “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.”

 To be blessed means to be divinely favored, happy, or contented. I want to be blessed. Don’t you? I don’t want to pass up God’s favor. You probably don’t either.

If we acclaim God, we are blessed. To acclaim him means we applaud him or welcome him with sounds or shouts of approval and joy. You might be thinking, “Now Yvonne, don’t get carried away. You don’t expect me to clap or shout for joy for the Lord, do you?”

Sit with me at a football game, a soccer game, or a car race. I’ll film the reaction of the spectators including yours and will show you the video afterwards. Then you answer that question yourself about acclaiming God.

To be blessed, we will also walk in the light of God’s presence. If we walk in the light, we avoid the darkness of sin with all its consequences. We seek God. We obey him because we know the “exceptions” to our obedience bring heartache.

When we wake up to praise & worship music instead of an alarm clock, we can start the day in the light of the presence of the Lord.

As we read our Bible each morning, we can also walk in the light of his presence. Years ago, I signed a pledge to be part of the BBB Club—the Bible Before Breakfast. The habit of reading the Bible before breakfast places me in the light of the Lord’s presence soon after getting up.

Another way that demonstrates our walk in the light of the Lord’s presence is that we have fellowship with one another. We look forward to going to church and church events. Church attendance is not something we dislike.

Dear God, the desire of my heart is to be blessed. Amen.

Application:  How will you proclaim the Lord and walk in the light of his presence this week?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega February 25, 2013

Submit to One Another

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Ephesians 5:21: “Submit to one another.” “Her husband is having an affair, and she knows it,” one of the ladies in Sunday school said. “He told his wife she can’t have her name on any of their accounts any longer, and she has to give him all the money.” I sat in shock as IContinue Reading