Collective Sundays 7/11/11 – 7/16/11
Be Blessed with
this weeks Devotionals!!
by Jessica Dixon
We all travel down this journey called life and we all have an option to live it our way or God’s way.
To me the best answer would be, to walk in the life our Heavenly Father has given to us, because there are so many blessings and riches that way and we never have to feel alone. Rather then live a life of loneliness and doubt, we know we always have someone to depend on in God.
God wants to be your best friend and He wants to give you the life that He always specifically designed for you to live, but you must trust in him and talk to him just like you would call one of your friends on the phone and talk to them.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26
I am sure you have heard it said by those in the workforce “I wear many hats” or “I do the work of two or more people”. Can you imagine someone walking around with not just one hat on their head but several of different shapes and sizes?
It would make for a good laugh but it would also concern you about the state of their well being. When Jesus spoke of going to the Father, he was concerned about our well being? About leaving us with no help. So Christ left us with the Holy Spirit.
By Lon Alderman
Imagine a pitcher of water slowly being poured out. Now imagine a glass held under the stream of water slowly being filled up. When the cup moves away from the stream the cup stops filling.
This is a great image of the way that God’s blessings (the water) flow into our lives (the cup). We “catch” God’s blessings when we position ourselves in the right relationship with God. If we move away from God, then His blessings stop filling us.
The problem with many of us is that when we get some of these blessings we rush out into the world and start pouring out the little we have into other people. In and of itself this isn’t bad. After all, we’re expected to be a blessing to others (Matthew 5:16). The problem is that we can only hold so much and as we pour out (minister) to others we eventually run dry.
by Robert Dodson
My walking upon this planet for nearly six decades is a result of God’s grace. Like many of you, I have had many turning points or very important events occur in my life.
As best as I can remember, they happened on an individual day. They tend to stand out in my memory, like the day I graduated high school or the day I was married. They were life changing. However, I only can remember one life-changing year.
It was a year filled with mountains and valleys. The joys of that year far outweigh the sadness. My year started in the spring of 2009 and continued through the following spring. The sadness of my year began in the last week of 2009 when my wife passed away and lasts through each day I live.
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These are things to consider when seeking spiritual leadership.
They are also helpful in using these principles in your journey of faith.
by Henry Neufeld
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it patiently. —Romans 8:25
“Wait” is a four letter word. The way most of us think of it (and I’m included here) we could use it to cuss someone out. In modern American culture, we do not like to wait. Think about that as you read this devotional, which I’m going to present more or less as it happened to me. Remember also that you’re receiving it late. (If you’re wondering what the flower pictures are about, read on!)
Last night Jody told me that she wouldn’t get a devotional done. For various reasons it had simply fallen off the priority list. I said I’d try to get one out. (My wife Jody posts a daily devotional at Jody’s Devotionals.)