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December 3, 2019, 4:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Christ's Return 1


1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you. . . are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

 

Thought for Today

The Day of the Lord will come unexpectedly. No one knows the day or the hour it will come. God left it this way because we are a people who tend to wait until the last moment to act. By not telling us when He will come He makes every moment the possible last moment. Today is the day to tell someone the Good News of God’s love in Christ Jesus Who do you need to talk to about Jesus today? It may be the last day you have to tell them. There is no way to be sure.

 

Prayer

Lord Jesus, help me to use the time that I have to share the Good News with those You have placed in my path. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

Nothing is more prominently brought forward in the New Testament than the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. — John Nelson Darby

 

Quote of the Day

No man was ever wise by chance. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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December 2, 2019, 6:29 AM

Daily Inspiration: Open Your Ears 1


Isaiah 40:1-2
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and cry to her that her warfare is ended,

 

Thought for Today

Isaiah the prophet had a thankless job. After his much celebrated “Here I am! Send me” moment, Isaiah discovered that his mission was to go and speak to a people who were “ever hearing and never understanding; ever seeing, but never perceiving.” Because of the hardness of the hearts of the people of Israel it had been his job to read them the riot act for 39 chapters (25+ years of his life). Now God’s heart breaks for His people. He refuses to speak harshly to them anymore. God gives a new command to Isaiah, “Comfort, Comfort my people, says your God.” This may have been a difficult year for you. It may feel like God has been reading you the riot act for the past 11 months. Advent is a season that breaks into those harsh days with a new voice. As we prepare for Christmas, God begins to speak comfort into our lives. Gatherings of good cheer break the tedious rhythm of our days. Thoughts turn to family. We begin to get a little excited. These days are here to remind us that God is about to do something amazing. He broke into our world in a baby born in a manger, child who was the embodiment of hope and peace. Comfort, comfort my people! Tell them that their warfare is ended! God speaks words of hope into our haggard lives.

 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for being a God of hope. Let me have ears to hear your cries of comfort and peace in my life. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

God's movement is often abrupt and unsettling rather than predictable and settling. ― Michael Joseph Brown

 

Quote of the Day

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. — Jim Rohn

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November 28, 2019, 5:04 AM

Daily Inspiration: Thanksgiving--George Washington


Thanksgiving

 

Philippians 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

 

Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks. In his proclamation, Washington declared that the necessity for such a day sprung from the Almighty’s care of Americans prior to the Revolution, assistance to them in achieving independence, and help in establishing the constitutional government.

 

October 3, 1789

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington

 

Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

 



Comments

11-29-2019 at 3:38 PM
Erica Ciro
Amazing!!! May we as a nation repent and once again acknowledge our Creator.
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