- It’s game time! Join us in A Ruby Christmas Pinterest contest. Find today’s link at Ruby’s special Pinterest board or visit the direct link for the photo of LONDON! You know you want to play! The prize of $400 in books goes to the winner!
- Enjoy the special devotion by today’s chapter’s author, Jennifer Fromke, on Fay Lamb’s Inner Source.
- Phee Paradise posts about Ruby on Delighted Meditations
- Dianne Butts shares thoughts about Ruby’s trip to the UK.
- And I’m a SPECIAL GUEST on Julie Marx’s Embattled Spirits blog
I can’t believe we’re already to Chapter 6. Tomorrow is my chapter’s debut – SQUEE! But today, author Jennifer Fromke takes Ruby to England.
While I think the crowds of London might have felt constraining to Ruby, the country estate probably freed her like nothing else. (Especially on the heels of her trip to the Big Apple.) And the fun and exciting things that happened to her on that estate stirred up some precious memories.
It occurs to me that since the Lord puts desires in my heart, then the memories that are special to me are likely special to Him as well. I don’t think there’s a specific verse that states that, but several indicate it. One is how little unimportant birds don’t escape the Fathers notice. How much more would things that I value be special to God? The other is a verse regarding prayer from John 15:7: “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
The keyword in that verse, of course is abide. If you have your heart set on the Lord, then not only will He give you what you wish, but He’ll whisper to your heart what you should wish for.
So what do you treasure and why? I’d heard that you can tell by looking at your calendar and your checkbook, but I don’t think that’s always an accurate measure. To me, the best indicator is discovering what fills your in-between times. What do you think about while you’re stopped at a traffic light or waiting in a grocery line, or during other moments when you’re alone and silent?
Those worries, hoped-for conversations, fantasies, or memories display your treasures. Do any of them surprise you?
Challenge: Turn those thoughts into prayers that your in-between times will honor God, with the knowledge that your hopes and concerns are important to your Father because they are important to you.