You are my refuge and my shield;
I have put my hope in your word.
This daily devotion you are reading today is #352. That's right! I am only thirteen days away from completing an entire year of reflecting on God's word and writing what I hope and pray holds inspiration for you.
What joy I have found in this journey! Immersing myself in scripture every day. Practicing the discipline of writing consistently. Making new friends and re-connecting with old ones, all of whom have enriched my life in countless ways.
Easily, this year has been one of the best in my life.
My blessings are overflowing as is my heart with thankfulness.
Thankful to God for trusting me to be faithful.
Thankful for the gift of writing.
Thankful for the love and support I feel from all of you when you take time out of your busy, busy days to read the devotions and leave your thoughtful comments.
And, oh, the wondrous spiritual growth! Trusting the Lord to be my refuge. My shield.
Placing all my hope in His Word.
What an amazing, astonishing revelation of a year!
A year that is about to end . . .
And, make way for a new beginning.
Will I continue to write my devotions when day 366 rolls around?
The answer is a resounding, "YES!"
But, there will be some changes.
God is calling me in a different direction. I have felt this for months now.
I must follow His lead.
And, my dear friends, I will tell you all about it in Martha's Daily Devotion #365.
Will you stay tuned?
Will you join me in prayer?
Thank You, Father, for being our refuge, our shield, our help, our comfort. Walk with us, we pray, as we continue together on this spiritual journey with You. Let us trust in the saving grace of Your Son, Christ Jesus. May we become more like Him every day. Amen.
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