Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Valleys & Mountains in the Life of a Christian

Here is a devotion from Love Worth Finding Ministries for today.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Psalm 46:1

Did you know that it is an impossibility of geography to have a valley without a mountain? They are beautiful complements in God’s grand creation. The valley is the place of vision. It is the place of repose and reflection. The mountain is the place of discovery and a place to become strong. If you find yourself in a valley, it is because you have come down from a mountain. If you’re on a mountain, you came to that place by way of the valley.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Challenge for Fathers

Happy Father's Day!

And below is a devotion from Love Worth Finding Ministries
for Father's Day.
“Her husband is known in the gates,
when he sitteth among the elders.”
Proverbs 31:23

Once a year, we celebrate fathers. Maybe you are one.
Let me give you a challenge. One father said,

“If I had it to do all over again.
I’d love my wife more in front of my children.
I’d laugh with my children more.
I’d listen more, even to the youngest child.
I’d be more honest about my own weaknesses
and stop pretending perfection.
I would pray differently for my children.
I would be more encouraging and bestow more praise.
And finally, if I had it to do all over again,
I would use every ordinary thing that happened
in every ordinary day to point them to God.”

Praise God for the impact of godly fathers in our lives!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Saints in God's Sight Through Christ

Here is a devotion from Love Worth Finding Ministries for today.
“Thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”
Galatians 4:7

Are you saved? If you are, then you are a saint. Now you’re probably saying, “But, I can’t say that. Christ wants me to be humble,” but let me tell you what real humility is. It is accepting what God says about you, and God says you’re a saint. Now, that doesn’t make you sinless; it makes you blameless. In God’s sight (and that’s the only sight that counts) you are a saint. God sees you as perfect because He sees you draped in the righteousness of His Son. Glory to God for His indescribable love to us!