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
8 Hours Ago

Daily Word - Inner Peace

I connect with Spirit and peace fills my heart.


In The Revealing Word, Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore explains stillness as “A mental state of infinite peace, rest, and tranquillity where our senses are hushed and we abide in God.”

The Christ Presence within me is my greatest source of inner peace. When I pause, even for a few moments, and devote my attention to silent communion, my cares begin to subside, and tensions fall away.

When I become still—keeping my mind from racing and my body from hurrying—peace has the opportunity to settle around me. Calm assurance envelopes me.

I find true peace when I turn within. There, in the stillness of sweet Spirit, I enter the Silence and rest in the presence of profound love.


My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.—Exodus 33:14

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sallye bates
Yesterday at 6:53 AM

TODAY'S MESSAGE - THE VOICE OF GOD

God has neither abandoned us nor forsaken us.

God has answered our prayers, but we are so consumed by our problems, and our self pity that we are not listening to God's answers.
  
God is in hearts, not in religion and God talks to us within our heart. Whenever we know what is true within our heart, we know because God has communicated with us. The difficult step is to listen to what is within our heart, especially when what is within our heart is contrary to what we want, or when we are too afraid to listen to what is within our heart, to listen to God.

God can assist us to avoid experiences by talking to us within our heart, but if we do not listen to what is within our heart, God cannot remove the consequences of our inability to listen to God's words.
 
Blaming God will not help us. Nor will blaming ourself because we did not listen to God. The key is to learn from our experience, and to listen to the words of God within our heart in the future.
  
We must maintain our trust in God, by listening to what is in our heart.

sallye bates
Tuesday at 9:13 AM

Daily Word - Spiritual Being

I am a spiritual being, gifted with unlimited power and potential.


At all times I can feel centered and in charge of my life when I remember to ­utilize the spiritual abilities that I already possess. These sacred gifts—expressions of divine life within—are available to me simply because I am a child of God.

I use my powers of faith and strength to face and overcome difficult situations. I use my powers of love and understanding as I pray for myself and others. I use my powers of wisdom and guidance when I question my life’s direction.

I am a spiritual being, gifted with unlimited power and potential.


When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face.—1 Corinthians 13:11-12


sallye bates
Monday at 7:05 AM

Daily Word - Dream

I am divinely inspired as I pursue my goals and dreams.


When Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke the words, “I have a dream,” he opened a dialogue, encouraging us to live in harmony with one another. His dream was a powerful one, and he followed that vision with dedication and faith.

For any dream to be fulfilled, there must be action taken. I cannot hope that the Universe will transpire to bring about my goals. I must act, pursue, and above all else, live in faith-filled awareness. I am dedicated and purposeful toward achieving my goal. When I include God in my pursuit of dreams, I can be assured that I am guided to the people, places, and circumstances that ensure success.


But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.—James 1:25

sallye bates
Sunday at 8:29 AM

Daily Word - Let Go of the Shore

New discoveries await when I listen to the Divine and move out of my comfort zone.
A boat in dry dock will never experience the waters it was built to sail upon. Likewise, I must release myself from the shores of limitation in order to fully experience the life God created for me to live. The waters of my life ahead may range from turbulent and uncharted to safe harbors of stillness. How will I know unless I let go of the shore?

I begin by inquiring within. Are there instances when I am clinging to the comfortable and safe rather than moving forward? I will know when it’s time to cast off when remaining anchored to the shore becomes less comfortable than launching into the unknown.


I let go and, in the words of the Karen Drucker song, “Let Go of the Shore,” I “float into the mystery.”


Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.—Luke 5:4

sallye bates
Saturday at 10:00 AM

Today's Word - Pride

The world is dominated by pride. People will lie, cheat, steal, and spend their time and their fortune in its service, to buy mammoth houses and unneeded corporate jets for unconscionable prices, to gain power in a corporation or government. It causes divorces and murder. World War 1, where millions died miserably, was largely the result of the egos of a few monarchs.

Christ advises us to avoid pride and seek humility, time after time. He goes even further: “The meek will inherit the earth.” Yet, the lesson is so contrary to nature that even His disciples struggle with it.

Sometimes life will deal our pride a blow; we might lose our money, or our beauty, or talent. In fact, whatever earthly benefits we have, we are bound to lose eventually. The issue is not how to keep them, for they will eventually be lost no matter what we do. The issue is: How will we react? Will we see this as God's love for us, to correct our pride? Or will we spend our days bemoaning our fate, trying to cover it up, trying to regain it? Pride is such a powerful temptation that it often remains even when the source disappears.

Pride distorts both our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with God, and we can know neither until we see through appearances. The way to happiness, the way to Christ, is to understand the power of humility and seek it as a prize. Pride is a strong instinct and often reinforced by society. But humility is a treasure; if we try, and pray, we can taste it during our lives.

sallye bates
Friday at 3:16 AM

Today's Word - The Rose

A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully, and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. And he thought; ‘How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?’ Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before it was ready to bloom, it died.

So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns and the defects. We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential.

Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others.
 

 
This is the characteristic of love, to look at a person, and knowing his faults, recognize the nobility in his soul, and help him realize that he can overcome his faults.

If we show him the rose, he will conquer the thorns. Then will he blossom, blooming forth thirty, sixty, a hundred-fold as it is given to him.

Our duty in this world is to help others by showing them their roses and not their thorns. Only then can we achieve the love we should feel for each other; only then can we bloom in our own garden.

sallye bates
Thursday, January 12 at 9:07 AM

Daily Word - The Power Within

My inner strength is greater than any outer appearances.


I am connected within to the spirit of God. Wherever I go, whatever I do, I am divinely uplifted.
I may look back on my life and find times when I felt insignificant or lacking confidence. Still, I take to heart the energy available to all things, even something as simple as water. Once harnessed and directed, water becomes the dynamic force in a steam turbine. Those same molecules, when influenced by cold, become ice with the power to crack concrete and topple trees.

When I discover and harness my power within, I have the potential to make a mighty difference in my life and in the world. I place my attention on Spirit. With faith, I can overcome any circumstance: My inner strength is greater than any outer appearances.


I will put my Spirit within you.—Ezekiel 36:27