Friday, July 18, 2008

We Have A Winner

No not really. WE HAVE 3 WINNERS!!!! Yeah! I just love to give gifts. Which btw, is the love language I forgot to mention in my July 16th post!

Any way, here are the winners:

1-The very 1st post from July 16th. BetterHalf, you have won a book. I'll be emailing you to see how I can get it to you.

2-Pam Crawford, you also won a book. I'll be emailing you to get your info also.

3-Anonymous Alice who posted July 16th at 11:43 am. I don't have any information to get in touch with you. So, I'm hoping you'll get in touch with me so I can get your information. I want to send you your prize.

The book I chose to give away is titled His Princess, Love Letters From Your King. The author is Sheri Rose Shepherd. I found this book about 6 years ago while waiting in line at a women's retreat to pay for some other books. I picked it up and opened it. I haven't put it down since. I've given it away so many times. When I am discouraged or not feeling God, I read His letters to me. Each one is based on scripture. It doesn't change my circumstances, but reminds me that I am cared for deeply by God. I need that. I get my feelings hurt very easily. Words speak to me and hit my heart. Depending on those words, that can be good or bad. These letters, written words from my Father, bring me comfort. If you are interested in this book, visit the Proverbs 31 Shop online, or call the Proverbs 31 office, 877-731-4663 to order. Or you can order it from your local bookstore.

My Princess...I will heal your heart.

Don't get discouraged, My beloved; pain is a part of life. But I promise you that I will turn every tear you've cried into joy, and I will use your deep pain for a divine purpose. Don't try to hide your hurts from Me. I know everything about you. You are Mine, My beloved! I'm the only one who can handle your heart and restore you to health and wholeness again. I, too, have felt great pain, rejection, and anger. But we can go through every trial together. Hand in hand I will lead you back to My place of peace and joy after the storm. The sun will shine on you again, and your heart will be healed. I promise you, My Princess, that when you go through deep waters of great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression you will not be burned.

Your King and your Healer

Isaiah 43:1-2, "Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed
you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through
deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!"

That is from p. 72-73. Don't you just feel loved after reading that? To know that God knows everything about us...our thoughts, past, present, actions, sins, mistakes, desires, fears, loves, etc. and He loves us anyway, NO MATTER WHAT. I need to hear and read that. No one else loves me like He does. They can't. They never could and never will. And that's ok. I don't know how people survive without the Lord in their lives. But that's a post for another day!

I am praying for anyone who has posted a comment, sent an email, or just needs hope - I guess that would be all of us:) From yesterday's blog post, just as I promised I would be praying for all:

Romans 15:13, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, SO THAT you may overflow with hope by the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT."

Have a wonderful day.



Mari said...

Congrats to the winners!

After reading your blog the last few days, I'm a permanent fixture :D

I just love Romans 15:13. Well that and a million other verses :) It just speaks volumes to me about how awesome God is! Keep sharing Melissa. You glorify God in helping others with your words.

Anonymous said...

Melissa, your blogs have touched me deeply and your transparent honesty is helping to heal soooooo many!
Thank you!

Joyful said...

Melissa, did I tell you I purchased that book while at "She Speaks"? I bought the other one as well.

Sending this comment form "up North"! Laughed myself silly at your question...and I quote..."Where the heck is up North?" Too funny!

Will write more when I get home!
Love & prayers,