“What God Is Like” by Dianne H. Timmering

GOD, your God, is the God of all gods . . . a God immense and powerful and awesome. He doesn’t play favorites, takes no bribes, makes sure orphans and widows are treated fairly, takes loving care of foreigners by seeing that they get food and clothing. Deuteronomy 10:17-18 NM

I don’t know that I have ever seen this verse before or at least focused on it. God cares for everyone; this is good to know. It seems to me He seeks out every corner and crevice to find us; perhaps it is impossible to hide. Forgive your neighbor for virtue lies in the heart of true forgiveness because His love–which is not blind–is always sweet. Love to all.  Dianne

Dianne Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality

Advertisements

“He Knows You” by Dianne H. Timmering

You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:1-3

God knows what is on your heart; what weighs heavy, what brings joy. Tell Him all and find the peace you seek. Have a richly blessed weekend. Love to all.

Dianne Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality

“Listening” by Dianne H. Timmering

The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:10

I read this recently and wondered how much God might call upon us and we do not hear Him. Let us acknowledge Him today by saying as Samuel did, God, we are listening. I believe there is simple healing and peace in recognizing the sounds of His voice. Love to all.

Dianne Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality

“Stress Relief” by Dianne H. Timmering

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Stress can bring anxiety to the soul. It is good to remember God’s breath is only a moment away. Let us fold our anxiousness into the folds of his bountiful cloak. Love to all. Dianne

Dianne Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality

“Wounds Heal” by Dianne H. Timmering

Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the LORD has done great things! . . . for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches. Joel 2:21

Hurt comes, fear stalls, and wounds can fester. But God can resolve. Ask Him how because wounds can always heal.

Dianne Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality

“God Is Stretching You” by Dianne H. Timmering

I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:2-3

God is stretching you. It is a good stretch. It is a stretch of opportunity, purpose and greatness. Keep going. Love to all.

Dianne Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality

“The Little Things Do Not Go Unnoticed” by Dianne H. Timmering

Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” Ruth 2:11-12

In the story of Ruth, this is an exchange between Boaz and Ruth where Boaz has agreed to let Ruth “gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters” for food. Boaz also offers for her to drink water whenever she needs it, etc. Ruth asks what she has done to earn such favor and Boaz replies as above, I heard what you did for your mother-in-law . . .

What we do even in the little things does not go unnoticed.

Dianne Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality

 

“He Is Always There” by Dianne H. Timmering

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The Lord is my rock . . . Psalm 18

Yesterday, my dog ran down the street and I had to go after him in the early morning chill, my feet empty of shoes. The ground was very cold, still holding deep to winter’s embrace and on the way back to the warmth of the house, I couldn’t feel my feet. And I thought about how God is with us even when we can’t feel Him there. Dear Lord, thank you for always being there. Thank you for undergirding us even when we can’t feel our bare feet, and thank you for the beginnings of Spring.

Dianne Timmering
Vice President of Spirituality