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
21 Hours Ago

THE COLOR OF OUR LIVES

It looks like we are getting an early Autumn here in the mountains of my home. Even though it is only the middle of August, we are already getting some beautiful changing leaves here. The green trees are now getting splashes of wonderful reds, brilliant oranges, shimmering yellows, and glorious golds in them. Some of the early changing trees are already completely transformed into their heart-warming Fall colours. It looks as if it is going to be as awe inspiring an Autumn as I have ever seen here. My only regret is that it also looks as if it will be over so very quickly.


I am doing my best then to get out and enjoy it as much as I can before it is over. I am doing my best to take all these glorious brush strokes of colour painted by the hand of God into my heart, mind, and soul. I am doing my best to let them warm me, brighten me, and uplift me before they are gone for another year. I am letting this early Autumn remind me of a very important lesson in this life. This lesson is that it does not matter how long your colours last in this world, but rather how brightly they shine.



I have known some truly beautiful souls in my days who have passed from this world while still so very young. The love they chose, the joy they shared and the lives they touched, however, made their brief time here shine brighter than a forest in the Fall. The colours of their lives transformed the world around them in the few days they had.


May we all live as beautifully as they did then. May we all choose to shine our love, joy, goodness, and delight as brightly as possible. May we all make the colours of our lives glow as brilliantly as we can. None of us knows how long we have to make this world a better and more beautiful place. None of us knows how long or how gloriously God means for us to shine in this life before we move on to an even greater one.

Joseph J. Mazzella

sallye bates
Saturday at 7:13 AM

DAILY WORD - GRATITUDE

I share my gratitude freely with others and my happiness increases.




Recent scientific studies show that a grateful outlook on life yields a higher happiness quotient. With this thought in mind, I reflect on the people, places, experiences, and things for which I am grateful.

I give thanks to Spirit for the endless blessings of connection, creativity, and awe that this world and its inhabitants provide. I pause and look around or within my own heart to find little gems for which I am grateful and then speak my gratitude.

I share my grateful heart freely with others and see how their faces brighten. My joy is contagious and I attract others who are grateful for the boundless gifts of life.



Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.—Colossians 3:16

sallye bates
Friday at 8:22 AM

DAILY WORD - ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance



The brilliant light of my divinity illumines my humanity.




I accept every aspect of my humanity because I am the vessel that carries the brilliant light of the Divine into the world. I insure that my thoughts and actions are infused with love and wisdom by first turning within to my Christ Presence.

I cast aside any limiting judgments, opinions, or barriers the world might try to heap on me. Through divine eyes, I now understand that decisions and actions that appeared to have been mistakes or failures were just part of my path to know my divinity more fully.

I am growing. I am evolving. Nothing about my human self can block the light of Truth seeking to shine through my life. My thoughts celebrate my humanity as I become a reflection of God in the world.



What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.—John 1:3-4


sallye bates
Thursday at 9:35 AM

BEAUTIFUL YOU

This world is full of beautiful people, but you would never know it by asking them. In my life I have seen countless beautiful faces, smiles, eyes, hair, laughs, personalities, bodies, and souls, yet I have never seen one person who admitted to how beautiful they were.

I have heard people talk about how old, ugly, fat, grey, wrinkled, out of shape, dumb, and lazy they were. If I asked any of them to admit to their own beauty, even to the beauty of their hearts and souls, however, all I would get was their denials.




Why is it seen as perfectly acceptable to constantly put ourselves down, but the height of arrogance to admit to our own beauty, goodness, and worth? There is a wonderful saying that goes, "God doesn't make junk."

Since we are all wonderful Children of God, we shouldn't put down God's work with these "junk" labels. God didn't put us here to be ugly, stupid, or worthless. God put us here to be beautiful, wise, and loving.



Let's stop being our own worse critics then and start living up to God's view of us. The next time you look in the mirror then see who is really there. Look at the light in the eyes, the joy in the smile, the happiness in the laugh, and the love in the soul.

Look at the true beauty that is you. Notice that glorious Child of God who is staring back at you from the looking glass. That is who you really are. You are not your extra pounds, grey hair, wrinkles, uneven teeth, bald head, or even dumb mistakes.



You are instead that bright, beautiful, and glowing love and joy that is within. Don't ever confuse the soul inside of you with the body that carries it around. Take my word for it. You are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are special. Now go out and share that beautiful, glorious, loving, and joyous person you are with the world.
Joseph J. Mazzella

sallye bates
Wednesday at 7:09 AM

DAILY WORD - INNER TRUTH

God-life within assures me that all is well.




Deep inside me is a truth I want to know consciously all the time. When I am centered in it, I know all is well in my life and the world. When I am aware of it, there is no room for struggle or problems of any kind. I find it in the place the psalmist called “the secret place of the Most High.”

I simply become still and rest my attention on God-life within. Then I, too, discover this secret place where the highest truth dwells. I meet God at the core of my being. Here I find solace, passion, joy, and a sense of oneness with all life. Resting in the Silence, I hear and see through spiritual ears and eyes.

No matter the circumstances of life, I know this deeply seeded and ever-available truth: God is here and all is well.



You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.—Psalm 51:6

sallye bates
Tuesday at 8:25 AM

DAILY WORD - NEW HABITS

I commit to higher expressions of speech, thought, and action.




Aristotle taught, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” To be the best expression of the Christ that I can be, I revisit my behaviors and routines. Where needed, I replace unhealthy habits with life-affirming ones.

If I find that I regularly complain, I make a concerted effort to express gratitude. If I have lapsed into mindless routines, such as snacking or binge-watching television, I insert a new activity into that same time slot, such as walking, reading, praying, or meditating.

As I consciously replace ineffective habits with more constructive ones, I feel happier, more peaceful, and energetic—more like my true self—each day.



Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.—1 Timothy 4:15

sallye bates
Monday at 6:53 AM

DAILY WORD - HEALING

The healing life of God renews and strengthens me.




Life can be exhilarating, yet exhausting, which is why times of rest are important to my mental and physical well-being. I take time each day to rest and recharge my spiritual battery by spending time in prayer.

In the quiet of prayer, I affirm: The healing life of God renews me. My body relaxes in the safety of God’s presence; I am comforted and soothed by God’s healing touch. My mind and body are in unity with God’s healing life.

The healing life of God strengthens me. In unity with God’s healing life, I feel that life flowing through every cell and organ of my body, strengthening me and making me whole and well.

With faith I affirm: The healing life of God renews and strengthens me.




Be renewed in the spirit of your minds.—Ephesians 4:23

sallye bates
Sunday, August 21 at 8:49 AM

TODAY'S WORD - SOMEONE NEEDS YOU

Someone needs your touch.
Someone needs your smile.
Someone needs you to reach out and say you care.

No matter how lonely you get there is someone you can reach out to. You have a purpose and calling in life. Everyone is special and has their own unique gifts. No one needs to be put down or frowned at.

We all make mistakes and we all learn. All of us hurt from time to time. All of us know heartache and failure. All of us know what it is like to be loved and not to be loved. We all need each other.



It is time to start overcoming the bridges and start standing in one accord. It is time to breath hope into the ones who have no hope. It is time to step out of our comfort zone and hold out our hand to the person next to us.

Do you see the homeless person on the street and just pass by him because you have gotten so use to him he does not even bother you anymore? Next time look deep in his eyes and see his pain. He has suffered in his life and what brought him to where he is at now.



Do you hear of the stories of the Teenage Committing suicide? What made them do that? Why? It is because they didn’t feel hope. No one came to them in their time of need and they didn’t think that no one cared.

Have you been into a Nursing home lately and hugged some of the elderly? Have you stopped and looked deep in their eyes to see the loneliness and confusion they have?



No matter who you are, no matter what you have gone through someone needs you. Never give up on yourself.

Above all remember you are special.

Author: Angel Shadow 2005