To Whom R U Rooted?

Friday  October 13  Devotional

Psalm 1:3 (KJV) And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

A contrast of seasons gives a contrast in a Christian life.  Are we indeed plugged into Jesus as the true vine so that we never whither?  Or do we worship Him only ‘for a season’, then whither and let our leaves of faith turn color in embarrassment?  Oh that God word would be so part of us that we will never whither.  Where is your heart before the Lord?

Thought: To what are you rooted?

Oh God, help me to know your way.

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‘I Will Pour Out My Spirit’

Thursday  October 12  Devotional

Proverbs 1:23b (KJV) behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

In a world of chaos and disaster, where does one turn for Truth and Comfort?  Do you know?  How about God’ Word?  It’s right here as a gift and promise.  It’s a sure thing, far above the talk of man or worse yet, the false promo of darkness.  To whom will you read or listen?

Thought: I’ll read your Word, Lord, as a treasure.

Oh God, help me to seek your Word.

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See as Children…

Wednesday  October 11  Devotional

Proverbs 1:8 (KJV) My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

So fortunate for this mama and papa to be close to our grand children.  It is with a call from God to show and tell the wonderful Grace of Jesus.  As you go about your day, will you have a moment to unbend and reach out to your own children or help with those of other parents.  To do so is blessed of God.

Thought:  Reach out and touch a little heart near you.

Oh God, help me to believe with child like faith

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Do You Crow a Bit?

Tuesday  October 10  Devotional

Psalm 14: 3 (KJV)

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

As I watch the children on the playground, some mighty brags are thrown about.  Same in sports as I watch a bit of rooster crow in a close game.  How about you and I as Christians?  Do we follow His Word instead of our own?  We might be wise to seek the scriptures first before we crow.

Thought:  Once the tree is chopped down, it’s hard to set it straight.

Oh God, help me to sing your praise rather than that of man.

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Mine God’ Truth into your life.

Monday  October 9  Devotional

 Psalm 145:18 & 19 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Christian authors can find fulfillment in Jesus when people read their books and either find Jesus or repurpose their life for him.  But first…  They must reverently fear the Lord and place God word in their writing.  How about you?  Do you place God first in what you do, so that the outcome can Glorify our Lord?  Think about it.  If you do business with darkness, what will be the outcome?

Thought:  Which fruit do you desire, that of man or of God?

Oh God, help me to seek your way above all other.

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God Is The Builder

Friday  October 6 Devotional

Psalm 127:1 (KJV)  Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

As you go to work this day, please remember that it is the Lord who builds and tears down.  Oh, sure, He works through you and I, but it’s the Lord who keeps and lets it be destroyed.  We too are the work of His hands.  This is either a terror for you or a tremendous comfort.  Which is it for you?

Thought: Trust in the Lord and not in man.

Oh God, help me to rest in your comfort.

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Step Up With the Lord

Tough time last night with pain breakthrough on my left side and shoulder.  But…  That wasn’t it…  something darker and more menacing threatened my spirit.  You see…  the events of the weekend, the trials and perils made my soul and spirit ache for the plight of man.

Humbled before the Lord in pain and grief, I stumbled in my cry before the Lord.

Have you done that?  Just cried out to God in anguish of body and spirit?

You see…  It’s okay to be broken before the Lord.  God met me there in that moment with an old hymn.  You see, for the world is going the wrong way, the wrong truth, and life.  My ache for those is as real as the ache in my shoulder.  Here it is…  the old hymn which God used as a balm.  See if it fits for you.

Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o’ershadowed with blackness,
No shelter or help is nigh:
“Carest Thou not that we perish?”
How canst Thou lie asleep,
When each moment so madly is threat’ning
A grave in the angry deep?

The winds and the waves shall obey Thy will.
Peace, be still! Peace, be still!
Peace, be still! Peace, be still!
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea,
Or demons, or men, or whatever it be,
No water can swallow the ship where lies
the Master of ocean and earth and skies;
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will!
Peace! Peace! be still!

See what I mean?  God didn’t just meet me at my low place.  No, no, He helped me step away from that to His place of understanding.  Oh, how the sweet refrain pounded through – Whether the wrath of the stormed tossed sea, or demons or men or whatever it be?

Is that where you are this morning?

Psalm 34:6

This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.

 

Then follow His hand and read the last line again…  They all shall sweetly obey Thy will!  Peace!  Peace!  By still!

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