Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 ~ Live Loved, Perfectly Loved

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you."
Jeremiah 31:3

As each new year peaks over the horizon, I begin to look for a new devotional book.  It's always exciting to wait patiently and choose just the right one for the new year.  Whether a classic devotional I have never read before, or a fresh one by a trusted author, I prayerfully search for my new traveling companion.  On my journey of walking with the Lord, a good devotional is a deeply meaningful accompaniment to my morning time in God's Word.  It is the icing on the cake, so to speak.

I found 2012's devotional several weeks ago in my church's bookstore:  Max Lucado's "Live Loved ~ Experiencing God's Presence in Everyday Life".  Great title, trusted author, grounded on a God's Word.  I am SO looking forward to begin reading it tomorrow morning.

This devotional served as a Christmas gift for a few of my girlfriends, and one of my girlfriends called me in sweet tears the other day saying how God had ministered to her through the first few devotions already.  Our God is so good to faithfully meet us as we seek Him.  Thank you, Jesus!

"As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the LORD is proven;  
He is a shield to all who trust in Him." 
Psalm 18:30

What devotional do you have cued up for 2012?  Do tell!  I love to hear recommendations on devotionals!

Truly wishing your the most blessed of years as you walk closely with Jesus! 

"But whoever keeps His word,
truly the love of God is perfected in him.
By this we know that we are in Him."

1 John 2:5


Annette said...

My son gave me the devotional, Jesus Calling, for Christmas. I've already started and love it!

Mich said...

Love me some Max!!! :)

Happy New year, friend!!!