Monday, November 30, 2009

nablopomo... no mo(re)

Well, here we are... the last day of the month. I've made it; posting each day for the entire month of November, as part of NaBloPoMo. I'm actually a little sorry to see it end. Not necessarily writing and posting each day - because that wasn't always easy - but the theme I used all month; sharing some of my favorite Bible verses each day.

When I started the month, I had quite a few "favorite" verses in mind, but ended up having to go hunting through my Bible towards the end of the month. What I came to realize is that there are so many verses that I could have posted as my "favorites," certainly more than 30. It also reconfirmed my unshakable knowledge that God's word is relevant, comforting, full of wisdom, and truly words to live by.

And I've always loved how you can read something one day that you've read before but for some reason, it means something different to you this time or you feel God speaking directly to you. That happens so often. That's why they call the Bible God's living word. I love when that happens.

Anyways, I didn't post any scripture with yesterday's post so here is day 29 and 30 of 30 days of WORDS TO LIVE BY.

30 days of WORDS TO LIVE BY

"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."
Romans 12:1-2 The Message

"The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made."
Psalm 145:8-9 NIV

9 comments:

MightyMom said...

no one said you had to stop you know....what better time to explore God's word than during Advent???

Karen said...

Congratulations on making it all the way through the month. I meant to take just a few days off at Thanksgiving, but lost my momentum:(

Just Mom said...

Ditto what MightyMom said. :-D

Heidi Jo said...

nablopomo...? still don't know if i can say that right.

what a great discipline and exercise for the spirit. 30 days of thankfulness, 30 days of positive thinking. everyone of us could use more of that.

Christine said...

Way to go, congrats for finishing. You did a bang up job. Maybe keep posting your favorites. I sure enjoyed them.

Huckdoll said...

So proud of you for finishing, missy <3

thedomesticfringe said...

Great verses!

-FringeGirl

mom said...

Good job with sticking to your commitment. I love how The Message translates the Romans 12 passage.

I like MightyMom suggestion of you unpacking "Advent."

Maxine said...

Diana, I didn't realize you were posting everyday. I have been so out of it with blogging. Good for you--it must have been quite a blessing posting a verse each day.