“My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up.” Psalm 5:3
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Christianity is a love relationship. You cannot love someone that you do not know. And you cannot know someone that you don’t spend quality time with.
To know Jesus is to love Him. To love Him is to trust Him. To trust Him is to obey Him. To obey Him is to be blessed.
It begins with a quality, daily communication with the Lord. Why is it best to spend time with the Lord in the morning? Because you are getting ready to go on a road trip through life. You don’t take the trip and then read the map, do you?
ACTION POINT: How are you starting your mornings? With a cup of coffee and the paper? Or with the pure milk of the Word and the light of His presence?
LORD, help me to pray for me and to forgive me. We are told to forgive outside of ourselves. Help me inside of me to forgive me. May I rest today LORD in the HOLY SPIRIT, who will guide me to the throne of rest and forgiveness…..
Small word but when applied can make major a shift in one’s whole frame of reference. Do you ever just ask yourself…if? I often do. What if…I was another race? another sex? younger? believed another way?
Then, what if I looked like what I’ve been doing? where I’ve been? oh LORD, what I’ve thought?
Where would I be? look like? live? “IF” I didn’t believe?
The LORD often gets blamed when something goes wrong, but He seldom gets credit for all the things that go right. Every day people get up, get dressed, drive to work or school or the store, and return home safely. No one knows how many times the LORD has protected us from harm. But when there is a tragedy, we ask, “Where was God?”
When I consider all the wonderful things that My LORD does silently on my behalf each day, I realize that my list of praises is much longer than my list of petitions.(Isa. 25)