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Weekday devotionals for Christians

The Best Exercise For You

Romans  6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Walking is (I have been told) some of the best exercise that we can do.  I am not a fitness expert so I have to trust the experts when they say that walking is good for you and me.  I actually enjoy walking, as long as I am with my family.  I like to walk with them and talk to them.  Usually me and my wife walk while the girls ride their bikes.  Another reason why I like walking is that I get to multi-task.  I like multi-tasking!  In fact, I really dislike it when I can’t.  I like the ability and the thought of getting multiple things done at the same time!  Sometimes this can hurt me because I try to do too much and drop the ball on all the things that I try to accomplish.

1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

When I walk with God, many things happen:

1. I walk with someone who has never sinned.  This brings conviction to me.  Even though Jesus loves me, He is righteous and pure and that convicts me.  I cannot be full of pride when I walk next to someone whose righteousness reveals my dirty and sinful state.

to be continued tomorrow….

April 12, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What About Me?

Isa 66:1  Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? 

I hope this finds everyone well as I am trying to get fully back into the normal routine with everything that I am involved with.  I have missed the last two monday’s devotionals and I apologize for that.  I started this journey into writing devotionals about one year ago as I met someone that help me put into devotional form what the Lord has been putting on my heart for a long time.  Thank you to Edwin Raybert (ha ha) Newmans as he nudged me in the right direction and has answered countless questions when it comes to the internet and the blog formats that I have used.  I have enjoyed doing these devotionals as the Lord has also used them in my life.  I know of atleast one person who is getting encouraged and challenged by these devotionals…me.  If these can be a blessing to you also, then praise the Lord.  I do appreciate you reading this as I try to put into words the “scattered and sometimes chaotic ideas” that swirl around in my head.  Thank you to those who consistently read these and pass them along to others, you are truly a blessing to me!

Today’s thought comes from a verse that jumped out at me a while back in my devotionals and would not let me go.  I get really challenged by the Lord on this verse because I spend a lot of time trying to take care of my own family and life.  While I am for a man or woman taking care of their own family, I get reminded that a priority in my life is God’s place.  God, Jesus Christ, should have ultimate priority and a prominent place in my heart…His Home.

Here is the thought, while we go about our lives, is God in the forefront of your life?  While I take care of my children, do I speak of Him to them?  When I tell my wife how important and special she is to me (we should do that), and she is very important to me; do I also tell God that He is THE MOST IMPORTANT?  When I love on my beautiful little girls, do I love on God like I should.  When I drop everything to take care of their emergencies, do I drop things that I want to do to show God He is important?  I wish I could say yes to all of those other questions, but one thing I can do is to work on it and 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year from now I want to be able to answer yes a lot more than I answer yes now.  How about you?  What would your answers be.  By the way, there are a lot more questions that can be asked, if you sit down and let the Holy Spirit show you the questions.

January 10, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment