friendship with GOD

How is it that I can stand in the doorstep of a new year and not know where to begin? Searching for guidance, for solid ground in a world that seems anything but stable or trustworthy?

This is exactly why I turn again to the weathered pages of my Bible. I hold in my hands a volume of truth, all the things the LORD desires to tell me, all He longs to reveal to me about His heart.

I still have so much to learn. There is always something fresh and new and timely! Simple to understand. Straightforward. Eternally unchanging. Always applicable.

Just the other day, I was struck by a phrase in Job 29 – that friendship with GOD is something that can be felt in our homes. How staggering to think that the Almighty welcomes us into close relationship with Him? All through His Word we are encouraged to be diligent in knowing GOD, hungry to understand His heart.

The more we know Him, the more fully we appreciate how deeply we are known (and loved!) by Him. The more we know Him, the more our hearts respond in humble worship and adoration. The more we know Him, the more we trust Him. The more we know Him, the more determined we will be to reflect His character.

That kind of growth can only bring blessing and nearness to Him that is precious – and evident in our homes, in our daily errands, in our conversation, and in the purest moments we will treasure at the end of any given day, or year.

In this new year, where do we begin? Let today’s breakfast “psalm” encourage us to begin (and end) with pursuing knowledge of GOD, and letting that knowledge change us from the inside out: 🌿

𝘔𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥, 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵 ⁣
𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶⁣
𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘔𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵⁣
𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘔𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴⁣
𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘥𝘰𝘮⁣
𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨⁣
𝘤𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘢𝘴𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨⁣
𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳⁣
𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴⁣
𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴⁣
𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭⁣
𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘖𝘋.⁣

𝘕𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶⁣
𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵⁣
𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳 ⁣
𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦.⁣
𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵⁣
𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨⁣
𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰⁣
𝘏𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦.⁣

𝘕𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘺𝘰𝘶⁣
𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘢𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴⁣
𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺 ⁣
𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘫𝘰𝘺,⁣
𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘚𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘦,⁣
𝘣𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘫𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘺, 𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳,⁣
𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳. 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘯.⁣

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝟑:𝟏 • 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝟐:𝟏-𝟓 • 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝟑:𝟐-𝟔 • 𝐉𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝟐𝟒-𝟐𝟓

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