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November 6, 2019, 4:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Mind on Christ 2


Psalm 40:5

You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

 

Thought for Today

The mind of God is an amazing thing. The way He thinks of us is, quite frankly, unbelievable. We know our sin that soils us. We know the attitudes that make us ugly. Yet God consistently thinks how beautiful, wonderful and lovely we are. He longs to know and be known by you. He desires to be in a love relationship with you, warts and all. In Psalm 40 David marvels that God multiplies His wonderous deeds and thoughts toward us. This is the reason he sings and proclaims the awesomeness of God. I think if we truly understood and believed how much God loves us we would never stop telling people about it. Take some time to consider what God says about the way He thinks of you. Bask in the glow of His love today.

 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I marvel that You think I a beautiful and wonderful. I thank You that Your Son allows You to see me that way. Help my heart to be captivated by Your great love today. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

If we hear, in our inner ear, a voice saying we are failures, we are losers, we will never amount to anything, this is the voice of Satan trying to convince the bride that the groom does not love her. This is not the voice of God. God woos us with kindness. He changes out of character with the passion of his love.”
Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz

 

Quote of the Day

Quia amasti me, fecisti me amabilem. (In loving me, you made me lovable.)—Catherine of Siena

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November 5, 2019, 4:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Mind on Christ 1


Mind on Christ

Romans 8:5-6

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

 

Thought for Today

One of the most important calls of Scripture is to fix our minds on the things of God. He tells us what sociologists have recently discovered, that the things we allow our minds to dwell on do more to shape us than any other single factor. If you want to be a better leader fill your mind with great leadership ideas. If you want to be a better spouse fill your mind with understanding of your mate’s unique qualities. If you fill your mind with violence your actions are like to follow. If you will your mind with care and compassion your love will shine through. For better or worse, the thinks we allow into our minds will determine our behavior. As children of God we need to fill our minds with God’s thoughts. Of course, we will need the Holy Spirit to guide us into the mind of God. Open your mind this month to the mind of God and discover the wonder of His love.

 

Prayer

Holy Spirit, help me to open my mind to the things that will build me up into the image of Christ this month. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will. – Francis of Assisi

 

Quote of the Day

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. ― Plutarch

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November 1, 2019, 4:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Reformation Week: Luther Devotions 5


Devotions by Martin Luther

Friday

 

Psalm 50:15

call upon me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

 

Thought for Today

The Scriptures show two kinds of sacrifices that are acceptable and pleasing to God. The first is called a sacrifice of thanks or praise: when we teach or preach God’s Word purely; when we hear and receive it with faith; when we acknowledge these things and do everything that causes it to spread forth into the world, and thank God from our hearts for the unspeakable benefits these things bestow upon us in Christ; when we praise and glorify Him. In the Psalms we find many expressions of thanks and praise. The second is when a sad and troubled heart, dealing with all manner of temptations, turns and finds refuge in God; calls on Him in true faith; seeks help from Him; and waits patiently on Him. The Psalms model this sacrifice, too.

 

Prayer

Lord God, teach me to praise You in both joy and sorrow, for my circumstances do not diminish Your glory. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

Strange, though I am saved from sin, I am not saved from sinning. ― Martin Luther

 

Quote of the Day

God is wrath and God is mercy. The State is the instrument of his wrath, the Church of his mercy ― Martin Luther



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11-04-2019 at 6:23 AM
Nina B
Amen
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