Every Day Devotional

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Hosted by Bob Wakeman
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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.


PEACEMAKER

grandedame
By sallye bates
Tuesday at 6:34 AM
I am a willing instrument of God’s perfect peace.

Saint Francis of Assisi wrote, “Make me an instrument of Your peace.” As I use my energy to generate peaceful thoughts and actions, I contribute to peace in the world. When I am friendly, helpful, and cooperative, I am in service of peace. My actions toward peace align me with the best and highest good in those around me.

I may feel helpless about conflicts in other parts of the world. At such times, I focus my thoughts, prayers, and actions on peace. Jesus’ word for peace was shalom, which means a personal act of goodwill and assistance toward others. I live peacefully and my peaceful actions reverberate around the world.

May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus.—Romans 15:5

PRAYER REQUEST 6-30-15

Cmom02
By Sharon Colyer
Tuesday at 3:14 AM
I am posting this message from Letizia, as she is ill & needs prayer. Thank you.

Letizia Tripp Letizia_Tripp
hellomy friends

I am going through very difficult times right nows . been in a lot of pain . been in a lot of pain for 2 months now . don't know what's wrong yet . can I please ask for a lot of prayers ? thank you . I cant work for a while either . need to stay off my feet . I am very miserable . I love to get cards .in case anybody would love to do that I would appreecciate it so much . thanks .

letizia tripp
2604 S. E.
16th place
Cape Coral FL 33904 .

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1lovetocook1x
By Cassie *
Sunday at 11:46 AM
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Patience

justapinchcommeLisa2
By Lisa James
Sunday, June 28 at 12:48 AM
Why do you think its important to God that patience be growing in us? Its because Gods timing is not our timing. He is always doing more than we see or know, so we have to trust Him on how long He takes to bring things to pass. God perfects and refines us before He brings us into all He has for us, and that takes time.

AND THE LOST SHALL BE FOUND

grandedame
By sallye bates
Friday, June 26 at 3:44 PM
A father tells the story of when he woke up to find his 17 year-old daughter and a boy, sleeping naked together on the living room couch. Make sure you keep reading...

(English is not my native language, please be kind)

One morning I came down the stairs, seeing this exact scene - my 17 year old daughter with a young man, asleep after what must have been a night of 'hard labor'. I very quietly made breakfast, went back upstairs and told my wife, son and other (youngest) daughter to be very quiet because people were still asleep. Our dinner table is on the other side of the room, about 20 feet from the couch but right in front of it. we all sat down and I yelled "YOUNG MAN" - never ever have I seen someone wake up and move from horizontal to vertical that fast. "Breakfast is ready!" I said with a tone as if I gladly would suck his soul out of his body. I pulled out the chair beside me. "Sit!" my family was silent, staring at their plates, not even twitching.

It must have been the hardest 20 feet for a butt naked youngster to cross. After he put on his clothes, which lay beside the dinner table, he sat down. My son (6'4") patted him on the shoulder, looked him in the eyes, sighed and shook his head. By now he was really, really nervous. You could almost smell it. In my best Russian accent: "My friend, I'm going ask you a question. The answer you give is very important....for you." At this point he was sweating.

"Do you like cats?"

He was a very likeable and friendly guy. Clearly uneducated but not dumb. There was something odd about him. My daughter assured me he was a very nice and attentive guy. She knew him for about a month by then. He came by every day since that morning, never stayed overnight though.

Every morning he came to pick her up for school on his bicycle, brought her home after, and made sure she did her homework. He looked after her when she was sick and we were at work. He invested time end effort. He had the patience of an angel when she had one of her terrible moods.

He said he had no family, no education, no steady job. She adores him. He adores her. Who am I to prevent her from learning from her own mistakes?

After this had been going on for about 8 months my son came to me. He had been asking around about him. It turns out the guy was homeless. His abusive father killed himself. His mother, a crackhead, took of three weeks after that. They lived in a rented trailer. He was 15 then and survived for three years on the streets - sleeping in parks, at the Salvation Army, with "friends", cheap hotels. He worked construction jobs.

Now, there I was. I knew a young man, 18 or 19 years old, who was polite and comes in smiling; who leaves smiling; who cares; who helps, no need to ask; who makes my child happy. This is a kid who never had a chance to be a kid.

Sometimes when he does not come over because he has a job, we miss him. They are not buddies, but my son gets along with him very well. My youngest daughter trusts him unconditionally and my wife's motherly instinct seems to have expanded. And me? I sometimes worry for him. I want him to be happy.

I told my wife and youngest daughter what I learned about him. They cried. I had a hard time telling them. I was disappointed in my oldest daughter. She knew. She should have told us. She loves him and lets him leave every night to go....where????

The next day I gave him a key of our house. I told him I expected him home every night. Home. In the next few weeks we fixed our spare room and took him shopping for furniture. He was quite good at making things. He wanted to be his own boss, he liked building things. We saw to it that he got an education which enabled him to do just that.

That was in 2000. Now, 15 years later, my found son and my daughter have a thriving business. They gave us our three beautiful grandchildren.


Isaiah 58:7 "Is it not God's decree that we share our bread with the hungry; that we bring the homeless poor into our house; and when we see the naked, that we clothe them.

Amen

1lovetocook1x
By Cassie *
Friday, June 26 at 1:24 PM
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Matthew 5:14-16

Toni6921
By Toni T
Thursday, June 25 at 2:27 AM
5:14-15 - "You are the world's light - it is impossible to hide a town built on the top of a hill. Men do not light a lamp and put it under a bucket. They put it on a lamp-stand and it gives light for everybody in the house.

5:16 - "Let your light shine like that in the sight of men. Let them see the good things you do and praise your Father in Heaven."

HONOR OUR FATHERS

grandedame
By sallye bates
Jun 21, 2015
I honor all fathers today.

Fathers teach by the way they live. They model love as they provide support, strength, wisdom, and guidance. My father may have taught me to work hard, be reliable, willing, and patient.

Fathers continue to learn and grow throughout their lives, as we all do. Our relationship may be strong and loving, or it may have its ups and downs. I am grateful fathers do their best for their children.

Whether my father lives or I hold his memory in my heart, today I honor him and pray for his well-being. I hold a vision of all fathers as models of faith and love—blessing their families for generations.

So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.—Luke 15:20