Thursday, April 7, 2011

Devotions to make you think

This is a devotion that I received via email and thought it quite appropriate for “Thankful Thursday” posting as I have been thinking alot lately about how thankful I am for these little reminders that show up in my mailbox.



Thoughtful Living

PSALM 25:8-15

Psalm 25:8-15 (New International Version, ©2011)

8 Good and upright is the LORD;
   therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right
   and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful
   toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, LORD,
   forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the LORD?
   He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.[a]
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
   and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The LORD confides in those who fear him;
   he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the LORD,
   for only he will release my feet from the snare.

Are you living thoughtfully and intentionally—or automatically? It's so easy to get up each morning, do our work, enjoy some relaxation or entertainment, and fall into bed each night without giving any thought to God's involvement in our lives. But to be ignorant of how He has blessed, guided, protected, and warned us is a foolish way to live. Just consider the benefits of keeping our spiritual eyes and ears open throughout the day.

Those who are aware of the Lord's presence during their daily activities enjoy the peace of knowing that He is always in control and working to accomplish His good purposes. Every day's experiences with Him teach them to know and love Him more.

When we learn to see God's footprints in our days, we will become aware of the scope of His involvement in our lives. Maybe He strengthened you for a task or opened a door of opportunity. Perhaps He guided your decisions or helped you respond in a godly way to a difficult person.

If our ears are open to the Lord's warnings and instructions, we won't repeat the same mistakes again and again. But those who are deaf to His voice will continue in unhealthy thought patterns, negative emotions, and foolish responses.

Each night before you go to sleep, take some time to reflect on the day's activities. The Lord is constantly with you, guarding and guiding your way. He wants you to see Him in everything and understand life from His perspective as you rely on His wisdom and power to face any challenge.




I’m always so thankful for anything that makes me sit back and reevaluate myself and my Christian walk. How ‘bout you?

I hope you will join us for Thankful Thursday.  Thanks Lynn for being a gracious hostess.

Galatians 2:20“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

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Judy said...

I love to read those email devotions. They speak to our lives in the right way at the right time, don't they? Thanks for sharing this reminder of God's presence.

Mommie Kate said...

What a great devotional. Thanks for sharing it as your Thankful Thursday post. It's so good to be able to spread the Good News in this format. I appreciate your recent visit and your kind comments. Have a great weekend!

Jerralea said...

I love the devotionals I receive, too. Isn't it wonderful how we can get spiritually uplifted just by reading our email!

bp said...

There is peace knowing Who is in control, even amidst the uncertainty.

Have a blessed day.


Lynn said...

Hi Cindy,

Great devotion. I am all about living intentional. Thank you for this. Hugging you and see you again next week. Love, Lynn