Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 2, 2012 ~ Day 2: Giving our hearts (with a rock)

Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.  Isaiah 26:4

Day 2 of  25

THOUGHTS ~ When I struggle sometimes all I want to do is collapse into a heap at the feet of Jesus. I have a few favorite verses that encourage me to lean on Him (like Isaiah 26:4 and Proverbs 3:5-6) but I also love the verses that remind me He is my Rock. Those special verses remind me that there is such strength in the Lord and that He is solid, unwavering, never fickle, always there. Since I live in Phoenix, I am surrounded by massive rock formations that are unmovable (unless there was an earthquake which we don’t experience). Those rocks symbolize what the Lord is to me: strong, solid, unbending to fickleness, forever there for me.

I have a few other verses that are particularly special to me and I like to write them on rocks and place them in surprise places for people to see.  If I am encouraged by them, I know others are too! One is Hebrews 13:5 which says “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

 And then I have my “rock” verses:

2 Samuel 22:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer
Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.

Sometimes I will run across a particular scripture and it really speaks to me so I put it on a rock and then in my car so I can leave it as a surprise for someone. This is a free gift from my heart to theirs, even though I never know who finds my rocks.

ACTION ~ Day Two: Today all you need are some rocks and a sharpie pen. On each rock, keep it simple and write out one of the “rock” verses above, Hebrews 13:5 or you may have another favorite verse of encouragement or even a few simple words “Trust in the Lord”. These rocks are about giving our heart to someone who may just need the boost of encouragement on a particularly rough day.

Like yesterday, we can place rocks in special places for people to find. This is one of my favorite heart gifts to give and I do it all year. The point is to place the rock where people will find them. They speak volumes to a person who is a believer who is struggling so I often pray God will save the rocks for people who will appreciate them.

PRAYER ~ Lord use our rocks as a reminders that You are our Rock. Lead the right people to discover them.

Trusting in the Lord forever!

(hint: rocks needs to be kind of clean but I keep a water bottle in my car for cleaning them so when I find a perfectly smooth one, I can take out my sharpie and write out a verse on it so it's ready to be dropped off).


  1. Perfect......I had just given the Hebrew scripture verse to a friend in Africa who was in need...just 1 minute before I read your post here. It stopped me in my steps....I know it was God's timing for my friend in Nairobi and it was God's timing for me to stop and read your scriptures. When I was a teenager, I could find beauiful large sea shells and I would always write "Jesus Loves You" with the shells and leave them for the next person. I have always loved rocks and now I have another purpose to love them. Thanks so much for your encouraging post. God Bless.....Celebrating Day 2 of 25 with you. Beth C. Greene <><

  2. Thank you, Beth, for sharing your story. I love how God's timing like this works out. Your idea of using shells is wonderful too . . . I will try that if I get to the beach again!

    I'm glad you are following along with the 25 days of giving ... thanks for your encouragement!


  3. Becky, This is an awesome idea! I buy little cards at my local Christian book store that have a picture and a verse or a message like, "God loves you" on them, and I give them away or leave them with tips. But I love the idea of using rocks! The verse that gets me through and helps me to be patient is, "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge him and he will set your path straight." Prov. 3:5&6 I usually pray this aloud in the morning because it sets my heart and focus where it needs to be.

    I am so glad I found you! Not that you were lost.... *smile*


  4. Joanne, I'm glad you found me too! Sometimes I feel lost ... :)
    I really like those little cards you are talking about and use them too.
    I'm not sure how you found this blog but did you know I have a Facebook page called Trust in the Lord? Proverbs 3:5-6 is my favorite verse too!

    Blessing back to you!