Morning Devotion Blog

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Time flies when you become so wrapped up into daily life. I was going to start devotions in June but so much has happened since before then.  Needless to say I have not posted since May. I woke up tonight realizing six months just flew by and I haven’t posted anything. Thanksgiving was wonderful being with my family. It is a memory I will cherish. Food? More food than you could imagine. Desserts that makes a diabetic squirm. Everything was very delicious but most of all it was just being around family. Seeing everyone have such a great time. I felt a little nostalgic as we all took our turns getting our pictures taken.  Knowing that maybe a hundred years from now our relatives will be looking at these pictures like we look at the old pictures now, “who is that?” Of course, technology has advanced so that people are tagged and history might not be lost to those in the future.

It is coming up for another holiday to spend time with those we love. Christmas! I have such wonderful memories of Christmas’ past. I remember the Bible that my sister Joyce gave me, my first archery set, my first cassette recorder, dolls (in fact, I still have the little dolls that my brother Steve gave me for Christmas when I was 12, all tucked away safely), clothes, and so many more things that have been used and discarded.  I remember the Christmas trees that were all trimmed with lights, ornaments, and garlands.  I remember the smell of pies as Mom was baking in the kitchen expecting different ones to come for the festive season. From time to time I get out the cassette that I recorded of one of the Christmas’ when Angie and Jerry got their first bouncy horse. I was able to capture Eric, Steve and Dad in the background. The most precious memory that I captured is when Mom sat in the living room quoting scriptures. I miss Mom and Dad and now Bonnie during these holiday seasons.

The hope of this season is that families around the world are able to create lasting memories of the interaction of love between each other.  Gifts are a benefit but it is the relationship between each other that last. Things come and go. Can I remember every gift I received? No! Can I remember precious moments of family? Yes! Now days the technology helps us capture these precious moments in more clarity. Just whip out that smartphone and start snapping or recording. In the midst of all the picture snapping do not forget to give your loved one a hug or a kiss or both. Of course, the greatest gift is that Christ Jesus our Lord was born so that salvation could be made available to all people. The thought I leave with you is that you don’t let Christmas come and go but carry this love in your heart all year round. Merry Christmas! God bless everyone.

SORRY

SORRY

The only thing I can say here is that I am sorry I have not posted anything since March. I just finished a year of devotions and have been busy compiling what I have already posted into a devotional book. I am very excited about what is happening in my life, now that my book, “You Shall Never Fall”  is out on the market.  I have written a second book which is editing stage, and in the process of compiling the third (the devotional), and studying for the fourth book which is going to be a look into the gifts of the Spirit for the modern day Christian. I really miss doing the devotion so my plans are to be  starting it again in June.

Morning Devotion 03/11/2018

Morning Devotion 03/11/2018

Yesterday was a milestone. I started doing daily devotions on Facebook on 3/10/2017. I never missed a day to share scriptures to express something I had felt the Lord had laid on my heart. I have enjoyed this past year trying to share something from the Word of God that would provoke and inspire others to have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. To expect blessings from the Lord every day. When I looked back on the first few devotions; I was amazed how much the devotionals have grown both in inspiration and in length. The first one was only 92 words, now I am up to 300+ on an average (sometimes 500+ on my long- winded days). Today I am going to share the first devotional that I submitted. The message has not changed. There will always be challenges but when you are empowered with the Holy Spirit you are an overcomer.

3/10/2017

2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.” {“Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified Bible.” www.Lockman.org}. Whatever challenges you are facing today remember that you are empowered by His Spirit to face them. Look at every road block as spiritual hurdles to strengthen your trust in Him. May everyone realize that today is full of blessings for the grabbing.

I am working on turning the past year into a yearly devotional book. I will be working on it for the next few months. Compiling the data and revising the devotions to fit into a book. Once completed, I will be posting where you can pick up a copy for yourself. For right now this will be my last devotional post for a while. This past year I focused on everything being a blessing and that you are blessed beyond measure. As always, receive your blessings today.