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October 23, 2017, 9:33 AM

DAILY INSPIRATION: JOSHUA


Thank you for taking a few important moments to be inspired and grow in your walk with Christ. May these moments take you one step closer to hearing Jesus say to you, "Well done, Good and Faithful Servant."

 


 

Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. --Joshua 1:9 ESV

 

Thought for Today

What worries you today? Do you have an important meeting? Trouble on the horizon? Challenges with children? Would it help if God went with you when you had to deal with those challenges? Of course it would! And God makes exactly that promise. You can be strong and courageous to face whatever the world throws your way because God will be there with all of His divine wisdom, power, and strength. There is nothing that God cannot overcome, and better yet, when things seem to be going badly God knows how to turn that situation into something good in the end. So as you go today, know that God goes with you, and go with confidence!           

 

Prayer

Blessed Jesus, You have promised to be with me today. Help me to remember that You are with me and give me the confidence to trust in You. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." --Jesus Christ  

 

Quote of the Day

"I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you." --Joyce Meyer

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October 18, 2017, 7:40 AM

DAILY INSPIRATION: PRACTICES FOR WILDERNESS WANDERINGS, PRAY


Thank you for taking a few important moments to be inspired and grow in your walk with Christ. May these moments take you one step closer to hearing Jesus say to you, "Well done, Good and Faithful Servant." 

 


 

 

 

“Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared: The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion.  In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.” The Lord replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked. --Numbers 14:17-20 NIV

 

Thought for Today

When you are in a time of wilderness wandering and you have realized that God is with you, and remembered your history with God, it is time to talk to Him about what you are struggling with. He knows the pain and frustration that you are dealing with, but He still wants to hear about it from you. He also holds the wisdom you need to get back on track and the resources to make it happen. Throughout the Israelite wanderings they discovered that they needed to start by admitting to God what they had done that had gotten in the way of their relationship with God. Once they had confessed their sin, God responded with compassion and help. Confession is a great place to start. Someone once said that if you look up and God appears far away, He wasn’t the one who moved! Confession moves us back in God’s direction. Once you have admitted your weakness and failings, you can ask for what you need to help you get out of the wilderness. Prayer, God’s desire to commune with us, is often part of His purpose for our wilderness times.

 

Prayer

Lord Jesus, help me to humble myself and fix my eyes and heart on you in the wilderness time. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays." --Søren Kierkegaard

 

Quote of the Day

"Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense." --Robert Frost

 

 

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October 17, 2017, 7:30 AM

DAILY INSPIRATION: PRACTICES FOR WILDERNESS WANDERINGS, PART 2


Thank you for taking a few important moments to be inspired and grow in your walk with Christ. May these moments take you one step closer to hearing Jesus say to you, "Well done, Good and Faithful Servant."

 


 

 

 

 

Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation, by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes? --Deuteronomy 4:34 NIV

 

Thought for Today

When you find yourself in the wilderness of life, you first need to realize that you are not alone. God goes with you. Second, remember your history with God. It is stunning how quickly the people of Israel forget what God did in Egypt. Just six months after their harrowing escape they stand on the precipice of the Promised Land and forget how mighty their God was in Egypt. They refuse to go in because they do not think the land can be conquered. The only thing more stunning than this is all the times we have doubted God after the incredible things He has done for us! He covered our sins at the Cross. He opened eternal life as He rolled away the stone from His tomb. On top of this, He has blessed us more times than we can count. He has answered prayers for the health of our loved ones. He has provided jobs, resources, and friends when we needed them. Over and over, God has demonstrated His love and His power. How quickly we forget when the next challenge looms on the horizon. When you find yourself in that position, pause and remember all the times God came through when you had given up hope. Reflect on the times He opened a door for you when they all appeared closed. The more you remember, the bigger God becomes and the smaller your problems seem. Remembering gives us hope in the wilderness.

 

Prayer

Holy Spirit, help me remember all Your blessings when I am in the wilderness, that I may be strengthened for the journey. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

"He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him."  --B. C. Forbes  

 

Quote of the Day

"Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting." --Brian Tracy

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