Summer Devotional June 25th, 2018

Image result for god be with youJoshua 1:9:  “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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Saturday’s Snippet June 23rd, 2018

“God gave us the gift of life; it’s up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”  Voltaire

Summer Devotional June 22nd, 2018

Image result for straight pathProverbs 3:6: “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

In the original Hebrew, this more closely means “in all your ways know him”.  We must live closely with him, relating to him personally in every aspect of our lives.

Pithy Prayer June 21st, 2018

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Thank you, Almighty God, for always being near. I know that there are many times when I am not aware of your nearness or of your providence at work or of your miraculous moving in history. Nevertheless, I do believe, dear Father, that you are near even when I feel alone and your presence seems so far away. In those times, dear God, please give me confidence and perseverance to stand through the times of trial so that I can also share in your times of triumph.

I praise you for your mercy and grace. Your steadfast and redeeming love never ceases. Your mercies are endless. Your love is new and fresh every morning as your Spirit fills my life and your hope revives me to face another day. Thank you.

O Precious Father, I call to you wanting you to know how important your love and forgiveness are in my life. Thank you for sending Jesus to show your love and pay the debt of my sin. Help me to live today as your child: may others see my joy and my passion for you as I seek to live for your glory.

Amen.

Summer Devotional June 20th, 2018

1 Corinthians 13:7: “[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

This had me in tears.  The intelligence and instinct to protect and save others is overwhelming.

Pithy Prayer June 19th, 2018

Image result for morning sunriseThank you, Father, that my life and my future are in your hands. Forgive me for the times that my plans are too full of myself and not consciously dependent upon you. Thank you for rescuing me from the messes I have made because of my failed plans built around my own foolish arrogance. I gladly place my life, and my future in submission to your will and plans.

Forgive me dear God, for letting my passion for your Kingdom and your character get push to the side. Awaken me each morning with a sense of passion for your work and your will for that day.  Father, I want to be a passionate seeker.  Please make me restless for your Kingdom as my home.

It amazes me, Heavenly Father, that you let me approach you, the Almighty and Holy God. I am humbled by your promise to be at work in my life. Forgive me for the times that I have been so full of myself that I have not acknowledged your presence and grace. Make me more aware of your providential care and your daily presence in me through your Spirit. Open my eyes and heart, dear Lord, that I may know you more fully.

Amen.