Monday, April 16, 2012
The Grandmother's Bible . . . Acting Justly & Loving Mercy!
I love The Grandmother's Bible from Zondervan . . . it is on my "must have" list and one of my favorite things, too! This is all for one very good reason . . . it is one of my favorite must-have things! I love the daily devotionals, the grandchild in focus prayers, all the many extras generously included from cover to cover and especially the way it helps me think about the things which are really important. Today I read the devotional, "Acting Justly and Loving Mercy" by Claudia Arf. In it she said, "If only we could have a pure heart like a child, we would deeply understand Micah 6:8. When we act justly, we live out what we believe by how we treat one another. When we love mercy, we are forgiving, loving and tolerant. And when we walk humbly with God, we develop faithfulness. Then daily, with confidence and calmness, we can live out our commitment to each other and to God - even when we are making cookies with our grandkids." She then had a short prayer - "Dear Father, please help me to live out justice, mercy and a humble walk with You in all my relationships - especially with my grandchildren. And help me to always remember flour on the floor can easily be cleaned up." Can you see why I LOVE the Grandmother's Bible?!!!