Every Day Devotional

Hosted by Bob Wakeman
Group active since Fri, Nov 04, 2011

Share your devotion to God. Share a bible verse. or a devotion for others. I look to the Bible,God and The Holy Spirit each day. Leave a verse,or a devotion,Maby it will lift up another. All are welcome. No one is to judge or be judged. If you have something to post that mite inspire others. Feel free to post.

sallye bates
14 Hours Ago

Daily Word - Illumination

Divine light is my ultimate source of illumination.

If power goes out during a storm, I may find myself using a flashlight or candle to light my way—weaker substitutes for the stronger power. The same holds true if I am feeling lost or doubtful. Perhaps I find myself struggling because I am not looking at the situation through the illuminating peace and power of God’s presence.

Reconnecting with the Light is easy—all I need to do is ask. Turning within during a time of prayer shifts my vision from dim to all-seeing. What changed in that moment? Certainly the divine flow of love and light was there the entire time. The difference that prayer made was realigning my focus into the all-beingness of the Divine. The more I go to the ultimate source of light, the more it shines through me.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.—Genesis 1:3

sallye bates
Thursday at 6:32 AM


In the Silence, I receive clarity.

If I am busy, additional or unexpected items on my to-do list may add unnecessary stress. To avoid that pressure, I take time to go into the Silence and become still.

I begin by closing my eyes and stilling my thoughts. Outside interferences no longer concern me. Here, in the Silence, is where Spirit speaks to me in an inaudible language that my whole self—mind, body, spirit—understands. In the Silence—the inner realization of God’s presence—I find guidance and confidence to make decisions. I feel my oneness with God. I discover serenity and faith for moving forward.
Returning to the present time, I find that I have the strength and peace of mind to do the things that are mine to do.

Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.—2 Corinthians 13:11

sallye bates
Wednesday at 9:06 AM


With steadfast faith, I step forward in action.

In faith, I affirm that all things are working together for good. When the noise of the world seems tuned to chaos, I do not fear. Rather, I raise my thoughts to the awareness of God present with all and through all. I affirm that the healing, loving presence of God is working to bring greater peace and harmony to the world.

I choose to be an active agent of peace. I begin with affirmative prayer. Where the world sees hatred, I see love; in place of division, I see unity; instead of lack, I see abundance. I have faith that God will guide me to the ways that I can make a difference in the world. I step forward in action, that my hands and feet may bring God’s peace to the world.

Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.—Philippians 4:9

sallye bates
Tuesday at 8:56 AM


I seek and find serenity in the presence of God within.

Before inclement weather arrives, birds instinctually seek shelter by rising to calmer air currents, leaving the area, or perching in a safe place. Similarly, if I feel pressure around me beginning to build, I seek out shelter. I do so by turning to the serenity of God-life within.

In meditation and prayer, my awareness of my oneness with Ultimate Being is heightened and I am brought back to a place of peace. As the psalmist mused, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
I give thanks for the serenity that fills my soul and overflows into my life. Living from this place of serenity in my soul, I am renewed, ready to face whatever lies ahead. I sought and found serenity in the presence of God within.

I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come?—Psalm 121:1

sallye bates
Monday at 7:34 AM


Viewing life through a spiritual lens, I discover a whole new world.

When I look at life through a lens of peace, joy, and love, I welcome a whole new world of self-discovery. To get to a point of continuous awareness, I devote time each day to connecting with God.

In prayer, I tap into Infinite Source like an artist might dip a brush into a fresh palette of paint. I color the canvas of life with ideas, words, and deeds that reflect Spirit’s loving and abundant nature.

As I consistently practice this art of cocreating with Spirit, it becomes easier for me to hold thoughts of oneness, to speak words of peace, and to demonstrate generosity and compassion to all. I am a willing instrument for Spirit’s expression, cocreating a loving world.

The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.—John 14:10

sallye bates
Sunday at 8:21 AM


Immersed in God’s love, I experience heaven on earth.

Cradling a sleeping child; sharing an evening with close friends; praying at the edge of the ocean. I enter into heavenly consciousness each moment I am at peace and one with God. During these moments I experience true oneness. There is no sense of separation between myself and others, between myself and the world.

I breathe and relax into the wonder of God’s love and peace. Right where I am now, I am fully immersed in Spirit.

Gratefully I acknowledge this heavenly expression is a part of my earthly experience. Allowing my mind to merge into the One Mind of pure love, dissolving my being into the depths of infinite possibilities—this is heaven on earth.

As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.”—Matthew 10:7

sallye bates
Saturday at 7:39 AM


I am one with God; my joy is complete.

The spray of a water fountain is managed by the amount of water pressure fed into the base of the fountain. A small amount of pressure produces a small fountain; more water pressure produces a larger one. At the core of my being is the Spirit of God, an effervescent life force that is perpetually bubbling and ready to expand into immense joy.

My joy spreads further when I feed my soul with prayer and open my heart to a greater awareness of God’s presence. The fountain of joy within me grows until it bursts forth in laughter, peace of mind, and goodwill.

No person, place, or thing can quench the joy that lives within me. I am blessed with absolute joy.
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.—Psalm 16:11

sallye bates
Friday, October 14 at 8:39 AM


Forgiveness is my blessing.

To be able to forgive takes great strength of mind and heart. When I am able to do so, I find that I am the one who reaps the benefit because forgiveness is something I do for myself. To have a heart full of resentment occupies my mind and keeps me in a state of misery. By not forgiving, I am giving the other person control over my life, allowing him or her to steal my peace of mind.

experienced this process of forgiveness leading to wholeness. When I forgive myself or someone else, the burdensome feelings that weighed me down suddenly lift. My heart softens, the heavy energy moves out, and I feel free.

In a new lightness of being, I sit in prayer and ask what needs to be forgiven. I bless and release any feelings of animosity into the light.

For which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to say, “Stand up and walk”?—Matthew 9:5