Inspired By: Behold the Lilies- Daily Meditations for Christian Women (Verna Mast & Susan Schwartz)
😇: 1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
🦄: In Scripture, human beings who came to know truth did not wait for years to do what they knew was right. God spoke the word and they obeyed quickly. Maybe I hesitate today because I’m subconsciously waiting for Jesus— himself to knock on the door and tell me exactly what to do. 🤷🏽♀️ But Jesus gifted me the Holy Spirit to guide me into all truth. Being surrounded by so much need from so many underserved, causes me inner turmoil and upsets my peace. I begin to wonder what to do next… or I start questioning what is really important— today.
🦋: Being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s nudging brings untold blessings into my life…just as “obedience makes a happy child”.
🎬: When the big unanswerable questions arise, I must ask God what He has planned for me today. Then I must not ignore His prompts.
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Inspired By: Our Daily Bread/Nice Shot (Mart Dehaan) 😇: Psalm 136:10 To him that struck down the firstborn of Egypt, His loves endures forever.
🦄: This devotional’s author used a wonderful story involving a family, the movies and Bambi. But as I read, my mind was filled with joyous memories of my lovely daughters— normally referred to as my 🤍 & 🌬 (unfortunately, since I did what moms are supposed to do, they refer to me as 😈… if they refer to me at all 💁🏽♀️)— during their formative years. They were so funny, fearless, and clever with their exploratory curiosity. I often burst into spontaneous laughter recalling some of the totally serious, honest comments made and questions asked…at the most inappropriate of times and in the loudest possible volume they could muster, of course. Much like the child in the theatre yelling out, “Nice Shot!”, at the unfortunate time that Bambi lost his mom. 😂🤣
📚: This Psalm sings the praises of “Him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt”. (V. 10 + Exodus 12:29-30). I could allow this to become my mind’s abiding place: focusing on celebration at the expense of another human being’s loss. But if I choose to disallow the diversion of my mind, I can experience the joy of the story in its entirety…the story with both laughter and tears.
🦋: I can share the wonder of a God who loves everyone.
🎬: I must trust in God’s vision and love for all beings and believe that it is beyond my love of me and mine.
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Inspired By: It’s a Good Morning Just Because You LoveMe. (Diane Dahlen, Cari Dugan, Laura Krause, Shannon Lindsay, Cate Mezyk, Stephanie Sample)/Make Change
😇: Romans 12:4-5 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, through many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
🦄: When I see this verse as an order to make nice with people whose belief systems baffle me, I chose to practice broadening my mind for a chance to view it differently. Not as an order, but as encouragement from my wondrously creative God, to explore my gifts while simultaneously leaving others be…to do the same. 💁🏽♀️ I see Him instructing me on how to walk and chew gum at the same time. Because we are each made to carry different aspects of God’s glory, it doesn’t matter that we may disagree on priorities— as long as we each agree to dwell in Christ and in love.
🦋: My gifts are just as personal and precious to me as is my salvation.
🎬: I must embrace who I am in Christ and let go of what I am not, in order to operate in freedom.
🎬: Feel free to share notes & references from your 10.23.2020 Prayer/Meditation/Spirituality in the comments below. 💜😇👸🏽🦋🦄