April 2008

Finding your way home

Story of the day:  Finding your way home

     As I was taking Christen to school today, we had passed some landmarks that Joshua recognized and he remembered seeing them when he went on his fieldtrip.  He knew where he was even when I wasn’t with him.  Christen and I got to talking about remembering things when she was Joshua’s age and how she just like him, was always so good at remembering directions.   She knew how to get herself home if she needed to and how to direct someone to get them to our house.  There were times that she couldn’t remember directions due to the fact that she had fallen asleep or because she took a route that she wasn’t familiar with.  Whatever the reason, she always managed to find her way home.

    Sometimes in our lives, we take a different route than what we are used to taking, or better yet, we fall asleep and lose focus of God.  When this happens we become lost and no longer know where we are at.  My friend, once you find yourself lost, don’t allow the enemy to take you further away from home, instead shout out to God to bring you some landmarks that will help you to remember how to get back home.  You’ve already been there once and know the way, you just need a little guidance to direct you, and once you arrive home, God is waiting with open arms to welcome you back.

Quote of the day:  Rollo May

“It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.”

Bible verse of the day:  Isaiah 30:21

“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,”  Whenever you turn to the right  hand or whenever you turn to the left.”


Dear Heavenly Father,

Sometimes I may fall asleep and lose focus of You and the path that You have set before me.  I know that this is of my own doing and for that I am sorry.  Father, I ask that when I lose sight of You that You will send me some landmarks quickly so that I can remember how to get home as quickly as possible.  It is the enemies plan to keep me lost, but I know since I have already been home, that Your words will direct me and guide me back.  I pray for a humbled heart and not a stubborn heart as the stubborn heart will only keep me away longer.  I thank You for Who You are, for the things that You have promised, and for this day.

In Jesus Name I pray,




February 2008

IN Gracious Love

water-lilies.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                        Story of the day:  In Gracious Love

     We as human beings want to see results and we usually want to see them now.  Instead of waiting on God’s time, we always seem to think that we are ready today and can handle whatever comes our way.  Sometimes not waiting on God, sets us upon a different course and getting to our destination with God may take a little longer, had we just had patience and waited on Him.  Patience, now there’s a very complex word.  Simple in meaning, yet very hard at times to accomplish.  Sometimes having patience can be very difficult, especially when we want to see results and the results aren’t happening the way that we expect them to. 

    F. B. Meyer said it best:  “God has set times.  It is not for us to know them.  Indeed, we cannot know them.  We must wait for them.  If God told Abraham in Haran that he must wait all those years until he pressed the promised child to his bosom, his heart would have failed him.  So in gracious love, the length of the weary years was hidden.  And only as they were nearly spent and there were only a few more months to wait, God told him, according to the time of life, “Sarah shall have a son.”

    If God told you on the front end how long you would have to wait to find the fulfillment of your desire or pleasure or dream, you’d lose your heart.  You’d grow weary in well doing.  So would I.  But He doesn’t.  He just says, “Wait.  I keep My word.  I’m in no hurry.  In the process of time I ‘m developing you to be ready for the promise.”

Quote of the day:  Steven J. Cole

“God’s Word often refers to the Christian experience as a walk, seldom as a run, and never as a mad dash.”

Bible verse of the day:  James 1:3-4

“Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have it’s perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”


Dear Heavenly Father,

It is Your Gracious love that reminds me to be patient and not move ahead of what You have planned for my life.  I pray to walk in this life and not dash as this can only set me upon a different path that could take longer to be walking in my desired purpose.  Lord, patience is a test that sometimes I cannot pass.  It becomes difficult to wait, yet I know that persevering through the waiting will only be that much sweeter.  I just get so excited to do all the things that You have planned for me.  I am grateful that You haven’t shown me all that we will be doing for Your Kingdom, because in knowing it all, I won’t be doing what You have called me to do, but will running ahead of You and wanting to do things on my own.  Thank You for not being in a hurry and teaching me how to follow Your example by showing me that there is no need to be in a hurry.  I thank You for this day.

In Jesus Name I pray,