Showing posts from November, 2011

What God Remembers

Prayer: Dear Lord God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To You belongs all praise, glory, and honor. You are sovereign God over my entire life. Thank You for allowing me to come to You in prayer and with all of my questions and requests. Please help me to learn more of You during this study time and may my love for You increase with each moment. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Read:Psalm 25

When You Least Expect It

Prayer: “Blessed be the Lord God, for He has visited and redeemed Hispeople.” (Luke 1:68a) Praises to You, God most High for You are worthy to receive worship and honor. Thank You for this amazing Word and for the chance to read it, study it, and allow it to inform my whole life. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Read: Luke 1:67-79
Thoughts: Waiting is the worst. No one likes it, but it is reality for all of us. There are times when we have to wait. But then the waiting ends and your name or number is called; it’s finally your turn. There’s a wonderful feeling of relief when the wait isfinally over and you can move on to the next event. Imagine you were living in aJewish community during the days of Jesus birth. Your people as a whole have been waiting since the time of Adam and Eve (or Abraham, or David) for the promised Messiah; and this is real waiting; several thousand years of waiting as a people for God to fulfill a promise.
And then the…

Do You Remember, God?

Those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis will notice a change in format. This will only be during the season of Advent. The reason for this is because I always write devotions for our church during Advent and Lent. These are what will be shared on this blog at this time. The format is a little different and the focus is on the reading for our worship time on the up-coming Sunday. I pray that God bless your time in His Word and that you are challenged to seek Him moment by moment. (P.S. This first installment is a compilation of 2 of the devos from last week. They fit the theme, so sorry for the rerun. Won't happen again!)
Prayer: Dear Lord God, it is time once again to rehearse Your story. Thank You for this time to study, pray, and think about You and all that You have done for us. Please send Your Holy Spirit into my devotional times and help me to stay focused on You and to pour out my life in honesty before Your throne. Build up my faith and deepen my love for You. I…


I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment to recognize something that the early founders of the nation knew - you have to be grateful for the blessings in life. Unlike those who would spend this national holiday celebrating football, excess, and a day off of work, let's take a step above all of that. What is "thanksgiving" if you don't have anyone to actually thank?

The God who created you also provides every single thing that you have in your life, from your beautiful (and sometimes odd) family to the food in your mouth and the roof over your head. And while it would be appropriate to thank God everyday for your blessings, join the nation and take a few moments to recognize that He alone is the source of every good thing that you have. I know that this seems a little simplistic. That's because "thanks" are simplistic. But they are important because the acknowledge that we need Someone outside of ourselves to help us out. Contrary to popular opinio…

A Reminder for God