Every Day Devotional

bluecatfish1
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.


 

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

grandedame
By sallye bates
9 Hours Ago
I rely on the strength of the Holy Spirit.

I trust the Holy Spirit, the activity of God in me, to power my heartbeat, guide my thinking, and attract my good. I do not need to consciously command my breathing or will my heart to beat. In a similar way, Holy Spirit is a constant life force. This force animates my body, energizes my breath, and invigorates my spirit.

The activity of God is present in my creative thoughts and ideas. The wisdom of God enlightens me. The strength of God empowers me. The love of God fills my heart.

I am fed spiritually when I pray and listen. I keep myself attuned to the Holy Spirit by spending time each day in the Silence. As I bask in divine love, I receive all I need to live fully, consciously, and purposefully.


God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.–Romans 5:5

I Will Never

1lovetocook1x
By Cassie *
Yesterday at 3:25 PM
Apologize for saying " God Bless America " Amen !!

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REMEMBERING

grandedame
By sallye bates
Yesterday at 7:20 AM
Memorial Day Devotion
A Day to Honor Life
By Beth Patch

Memorial Day – to some it’s merely the beginning of summer and to others it’s a solemn day to remember those who have passed from this life. However, to the war veteran and to the families of fallen soldiers, Memorial Day carries significance so deep that words cannot express their hearts.

When we look into the eyes of those who still mourn these once vibrant men and women, we often sense their loneliness and pain. We hear them choke back tears as they simply say the ranks and names of their military brothers and sisters at a Memorial Day service. White gloves, dress uniforms, rigid posture, and perfectly precisioned salutes represent the reverence and respect flowing from within. Those who have been personally affected by war understand and appreciate this day of remembrance.

What should we say to those who sincerely honor this day? "Happy Memorial Day" doesn't seem fitting. "I'm sorry for your loss" may be closer to appropriate. What would the fallen soldier want from their comrades and the rest of the country on this day?

In an often quoted Memorial Day speech given in 1884 by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the speaker ended his address with these words, “Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think of life, not death -- of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil our trumpets sound once more a note of daring, hope, and will.”

The American soldier who gave his or her life for U.S. citizens to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness won’t be telling us how to observe the holiday. But I believe that Holmes’ proposition to “think of life, not death” would honor the fallen soldier. Their sacrifice follows the example of Jesus Christ laying down His life for our freedom. It's selfless love for others – not so they can mourn forever, but live!

"We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters." 1 John 3:16

Notice that in scripture and in military service, the willingness to give up one’s life is not dependent on the worthiness of the people who benefit from the honorable act. In a perfect world, all who receive freedom and grace would be worthy of such a sacrifice and full of gratitude. But that’s not the way it is anywhere on earth.

"But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Romans 5:8

We are blessed to be living in a free society. May we honor our American soldiers for the liberty we have in this country. May we also give thanks to Almighty God for the freedom we have to spend eternity with Him because of His gift of forgiveness through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


GO FORWARD

grandedame
By sallye bates
Thursday at 6:44 AM
My daughter and I finally got around to converting all of the electronic pictures stored on our computers and cell phones into printed ones that we could actually hold in our hands and put into photo albums. It was amazing looking through decades of our lives. There were proms and graduations, birthdays and Christmas, playful pups and napping cats. I looked at myself and saw my wrinkles disappear, my hair darken and regrow, and my waistline shrink. I looked at my children and watched them grow younger and younger. I looked at my dogs who had passed and wiped away a tear or two. I even looked at some pictures from 40 years ago that my relatives had e-mailed me.

There I was not even 5 years old with chubby cheeks and innocent eyes. I looked at that boy and all those younger versions of myself for a long time. I wondered too what I would say to all of those Joes if I had a chance. I knew that I would tell them to relax and not worry about life's troubles so much. I would tell them that they would solve all the problems they could and get through the ones they couldn't. I would tell them to enjoy and cherish each day as it comes. I would tell them that everyday has its own delights and simple pleasures and they should appreciate them all. I would tell them to hug more, laugh more, and say "I love you" more. I would advise them to take in more sunsets and to turn off the television every so often and go watch the stars. I would tell them to sing along with the radio and read a good book every chance they get. I would tell them to never pass up the opportunity to pet a dog or help another human being. Most of all, though, I would tell them to just love, because that is what God put us here to do.

Of course I know that none of us can go backward in this life. Life can only go forward. After I put the photo albums down then I went into the bathroom and gave all of that advice to the man in the mirror. I think that he appreciated it too. He may have been 48 years old, with graying, balding hair and a face full of wrinkles, but when he smiled his young soul shined through and I could see the loving light of God in his eyes.

As you go forward in your own life then always take with you the wisdom you have gained, the kindness you have shared, and the love God has given you. As you go forward always strive to be the best Child of God you can be. As you go forward always remember to just love and have joy in that love.

Author: Joseph J. Mazzella

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION - FREE

grandedame
By sallye bates
Wednesday at 6:26 AM
Free
I celebrate the free Spirit I am.

Sometimes I may forget to give thanks for one of my greatest gifts—freedom. I am free to believe what I wish and worship where I want. I am free to travel and free to express myself. Most important, I am free to choose my thoughts and responses.

In the Silence, I let go of fear, worry, and pain. I release any limiting opinions or views of myself and claim my divine potential. My heart expands with gratitude as I connect with the part of me that knows no limits—my Spirit self.

I affirm: I am free to choose my thoughts and responses and align my dreams with the highest good. I rejoice in the presence of unbounded Spirit in me and claim my infinite potential.


So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.—John 8:36

So often we take God's Gifts for grantend "GOD'S GOOD GIFTS'"

bluecatfish1
By Bob Wakeman
Wednesday at 12:20 AM
Ever feel like you have nothing? Just look at the Gifts { GOD} Has given you:
He sent His angles to care for you, his HOLY SPIRIT to dwell in you. His church to encourage you, and His word to guide you...
Any time you speak, he listens; make a request and he responds.
nHe will never let you be temped too much or stumble too far..

Let a tear appear on your cheek, and He is there to wipe it away

Let a love sonnet appear on your lips, and He is there to hear it.

As much as you want to see Him, He wants to see you more...

You have been chosen by Christ...He has clamed you as his beloved.

I have kind of lost track of His gifts. You see I have been working on weed trimmers and lately I have been having all kinds of trouble. With them. For got to thank God and to help me with the problem because the gift of working with my hands. When I sat back and thanked God for the gift of working with my hand, things fell into place. It was because I was taking God,s gift for granted. Knot any more!!!

Every good action and every perfect gift is from GOD. JAMES 1:17...

Psalm 119:48-50

Toni6921
By Toni T
Tuesday at 6:05 AM
48
I revere your commandments, which I love,
and I will meditate on your statutes.
49
Remember your word to your servant,
in which you have made me hope.
50
This is my comfort in my distress,
that your promise gives me life.

True

1lovetocook1x
By Cassie *
Friday, May 15 at 12:18 PM
Amen

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