Daily Devotions

The Good Shepherd
Daily Devotions 2/29/2008 6:14 AM
Probably one of my favorite farm animals is the sheep. They are such docile animals and have such a dependent spirit. I do not think I have ever heard of a “sheep” attack. Also, their wool makes such beautiful, warm clothes.

Daily Devotions 2/28/2008 1:19 PM
My brother and I grew up in a fairly small neighborhood just south of Louisville, KY. There were only three streets in our neighborhood so our mom knew that we had not gone very far when we were playing. When it was getting dark, or time for dinner, or just possibly we were in trouble for something, my mom could stand on the front porch and call for us to come home. We knew that when we heard her voice we were to drop everything that we were doing and come back home.

Examination of the Temple Treasury
Daily Devotions 2/27/2008 8:27 AM
One of Jesus’ final acts in the temple was to examine the offerings of the people. This was more than normal people-watching. This inspection went deep into the hearts of each person who placed his money in the temple treasury. Jesus either recognized the widow’s poverty by her attire or by His divine knowledge. God doesn’t exempt the poor from giving.

True or False
Daily Devotions 2/27/2008 8:26 AM
The other day my oldest son came running into the room and with great delight and full of energy announced we had won over a hundred million dollars. When I turned around to tell him what he had in his hand was a hoax, I had to stop. The look on his face was full of excitement and joy. I’m sure he was already planning how to spend all of that money. For some reason, my heart was a little sad to burst his bubble, but this was one of those moments that truth had to be spoken.

Daily Devotions 2/25/2008 6:20 AM
Lately my 3 year old, Grace, has been really upset when people leave her. She cries out “Mommy, please don’t leave me”, when I am just heading downstairs to pick something up. She does not seem to have grasped that just because I am out of sight, does not mean that I have disappeared completely. My son, Nathan, used to be the same way when he was younger if he would wake up in the middle of the night. He would lie in his bed and just cry and cry because “it was dark and I was alone.” Same with Nathan too, he did not realize that his daddy and I were only footsteps away and would be there at the faintest cry from him.

The Closest Available Nail
Daily Devotions 2/22/2008 10:22 AM
On page 28 of Jesus Lives, Shirley Mitchell offered us a challenge …Have you decided to be “the closest nail” available for God’s purposes? Years ago the Lord challenged me in the same way. But what did that mean? I asked the Lord for a Scriptural description of the Master Carpenter’s question and felt like the answer came in the above verse. The Hebrew words for “bring near” and “come close” are different, but both are used not only for physical intimacy but also for sexual intimacy.

Beautiful Houses
Daily Devotions 2/21/2008 9:56 AM
There are so many beautiful houses and I can’t help but notice them when I’m out walking with my kids or taking a drive around town. I often wonder as I pass them what they look like inside, what flavor the décor is, or what the layout of the house might be.

The Secret Princess
Daily Devotions 2/20/2008 1:46 PM
The Greek word for “see” is a word that is used for one who was blind and now has sight. Jesus is calling Simon to have spiritual vision and to see this woman as He saw her. He is asking Simon to give a correct assessment of her. Simon saw only her sin. Jesus saw through her sin to her heart. He saw her life of sin, yes. However, He saw her as a priceless woman who knew how to receive the gift of grace. The Pharisee could not see her because he didn’t understand the worth of the gift.

God’s Armor: The Sword of the Spirit
Daily Devotions 2/19/2008 5:32 AM
There is no weapon more elegant than a sword. For centuries, the sword was the weapon of choice for gentlemen in their battles. More movies that you can count have been dedicated to stories about knights, and swords, and sword fighting. Even little boys, in their play, will pick any normal household item (like balloons even) and make it into this dueling weapon. Many times these boys have not even been exposed to a real sword, but rather seem to have this innate nature to wield whatever they can find in the graceful back and forth motion.

God’s Armor: The Shield of Faith
Daily Devotions 2/18/2008 2:06 PM
Something about armor has always intrigued me and held my interest. Quite possibly it was all of those romantic movies and stories where the knight in shining armor rescued the fair maiden from her evil captor and they lived happily ever after. Or maybe it was the idea of our military and the protection and safety that it represents. However, my most recent encounter with armor was actually in Pigeon Forge, TN just a couple of weekends ago.

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