September Devotion, Day 22

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 22
Lift Up Your Eyes

“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?”

Psalm 121:1

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In 1 Kings 18:21 Elijah asked an interesting question.  “How long will you hesitate between two opinions?  If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.”

It seems to me that I know more people today who are hesitating between two opinions.  They admit that God is the Creator of all things and they even consider Jesus to be the Son of God, but in their daily life they have no desire to spend time with Him, choosing instead many idols of this world for comfort and pleasure.

Although Elijah posed a great question, the people did not answer.  So he suggested an altar be built.  Then they would call on their god and Elijah would call on the name of the Lord.  The God who answered by fire, burning up the altar, He is God.

I always feel sorry for the people as they called on their god from morning until noon and then leaped about the altar.  Elijah thought maybe they should shout louder because their god was either occupied, on a journey, or maybe even sleeping!

Of course they did as he suggested and cried louder and even cut themselves with swords and lances until blood gushed out on them.  They raved on until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, but to no avail.

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Aren’t you glad we serve a mighty God who does not slumber nor sleep? He is the only True and Living God. He is our Provider and our Protector and He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.  He hears us when we pray and He has given us the right to be called His children because we have believed in His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

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Let’s read what happened when Elijah prayed – I would have loved to be present for this moment in time!  Read 1 Kings 18:30-39.  I especially love how the people were no longer quiet, but instead praised the One True God!  Now let’s turn to Psalm 121 and in our most beloved handwriting write it in our personal journals.

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Thank you again for joining me for September Devotion.  We have only eight days to go, so let’s press on and be diligent in meeting here daily to cherish the things of God above all else – together.  Please consider leaving a comment below – I love to hear from you. 🙂

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, September 15, September 16, September 17, September 18September 19, September 20, and September 21

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 21

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 21
Return to Me With All Your Heart

“‘Yet even now’, declares the Lord, ‘Return to Me with all your heart,
and with fasting, weeping and mourning;
And rend your heart and not your garments.’
Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil.”

Joel 2:11-13

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I had a conversation with a Christian friend whom I had not seen for a couple of years. I knew her life had taken a path of hard decisions and I continued to pray for her, unsure of exactly how she was doing.  On this particular day, I was glad I was able to rejoice with her in a new season of life, as I listened intently to all she had to share with me.

As she spoke, I was reminded of the qualities that I really enjoyed about her from so long ago.  She is a very sincere, intentional, and loving person.  I have always liked hearing what she was thinking, because she had amazing eye contact that held my attention, and when I spoke with her, she seemed to drink in every word.  This is such a rare thing to find.

Although she did speak a little of the hardships she had endured, she mostly chose to praise God for all He had brought her through.  She was attending church again, and she felt so glad to be back in the arms of God after many decisions that had led her away.

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When we were done talking and she had to gather her kids to go, I thought to say only one thing, “No matter where we go, God is always right here, steadfastly waiting for us when we return.  He is always faithful even when we are not.”  From experience, she was now able to wholeheartedly agree.

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Let’s first take time to read Luke 15:11-19 and then write a few very important verses in our personal journals today.  Remember to use your most beautiful handwriting as we write out the wonderful homecoming of the prodigal son in Luke 15:20-24.

Take time to consider what your response might be as the parent of this young man. Would you welcome him as cheerfully as this father did?  Would you prepare a huge feast and rejoice by giving him new clothing, a ring and new shoes? Does grace and forgiveness come easily to you or is it a struggle?

Praise God for His faithfulness to always give us grace and forgiveness!  Now, let’s take time to finish the story by reading verses 25-32.  

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I pray that you are enjoying these devotionals for the month of September.  I am loving writing them.  Please take time to pray for me today and ask God to continue giving me wonderful Scriptures to pass on to you for the rest of this month.

Each of us are precious to Jesus and He loves to spend time with us in His Word.  Thank you for taking time to stop by and spend time with me as well.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, September 15, September 16, September 17, September 18September 19, and September 20

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 20

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 20
Sing To God

“Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you,
with all wisdom
teaching and admonishing one another
with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Whatever you do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

Colossians 3:16-17

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I love verses like the ones above, where God gives us clear instruction for a Godly lifestyle.  These instructions allow us to move from merely hearing the Word of God, to also doing what it says.

In these verses I see that I can obey God by reading the Bible on a daily basis.  Not just a little, but a copious amount so that I am allowing it to dwell richly inside of me.  I can slow down as we have been doing in these devotionals, write it out and really examine what it says, then change my lifestyle or my thoughts to line up with God’s Word.

I can also see that I am to sing with thankfulness in my heart to God.  Worship is a huge part of our lives as Christians and one form of worshiping God is singing to Him, expressing our thankfulness for all He has done for us through His Son Jesus Christ. God has given us many old beautiful hymns, the Psalms, and spiritual songs in order to do this.

These verses also tell me that whatever I do, whether in word or in deed, I am to do in the Name of Jesus, giving thanks through Jesus to God the Father.  This can be a wonderful daily gauge for me as to whether I will say or do a specific thing.  If I am to do everything in the Name of Jesus, there are probably many things I would choose not to do, not wanting to associate His pure and holy Name with that particular word or deed of mine.

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The Word of God is so applicable to daily life.  If we allow it to dwell richly within us, we will have the wisdom we need to teach and admonish one another in a way that is pleasing to God.  I know as a parent of four, I need all the wisdom I can get to do this and still sing to the Lord with a truly thankful heart.

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Let’s take time to write out all of Colossians 3 in our personal journal.  Now reading back through what we have written, let’s underline in red anything we are told to do. For instance, in verse 1 we will underline “keep seeking the things above“, in verse 2 we will underline “Set your mind on the things above“, and in verse 5 we will underline “consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed“.

Now slowing down, let yourself scan over how we are to live.  Pick five of the underlined areas that you can begin doing right away and pray, asking the Holy Spirit to help you obey them today. 

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I cannot believe that we have completed twenty days of September Devotion already! I am loving doing this devotional with you and would like to receive a comment from you letting me know what you think. 🙂

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, September 15, September 16, September 17, September 18 and September 19

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 19

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 19
Ask of God

“But if any of you lacks wisdom,
let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach,
and it will be given to him.
But he must ask in faith without any doubting,
for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea,
driven and tossed by the wind.
For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
being a double-minded man,
unstable in all his ways.”

James 1:5-8

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When I was in my mid twenties, I had an opportunity to go deep sea fishing with my Dad off Newport Bay on the Oregon Coast.  It is an experience that I am glad I’ve had, but honestly, I would never think to do it again.

The initial thought of going was fun.  I remember stopping at a sandwich shop to get plain ham and cheese sandwiches.  My Dad said, that if it didn’t have the mayonnaise and other condiments on it, it would keep us from getting seasick, and even though I thought it a strange thing to have for breakfast, it worked.  We didn’t get sick.

I remembering heading out and thinking the boat was going to break into pieces when we hit the “breakers”.  They seemed appropriately named at the time.  Then we finally got to the smoother waters and just kept going until land could no longer be seen. There was only water and sky everywhere we looked.

We caught lots of fish, and more than one fish on our line at a time.  That part was exciting too, but the thing that stood out more to me than any other part of the trip was the motion of the waves.  We were tossed to and fro on the waves; one minute way, way up, and then next way, way down, and it didn’t matter how long we were doing this, it never got comfortable and I secretly longed to get back on stable ground.

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In these verses, God tells us through James, that this is what it’s like when we need wisdom, but we ask of God without faith, or maybe we don’t ask God at all.  Do you know the feeling when you are trying to make a decision, but it just won’t come and you feel emotionally tossed to and fro on the sea?  You cannot figure out what to do; one minute you feel up and then next down, and sometimes as if you might be broken into pieces.  It is probably a good time to ask God in prayer, not just for wisdom in the matter, but for the faith to believe Him in the matter.

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Even though we have already read Proverbs 3 in our devotional, let’s head back to this wonderful book of wisdom and read it again.  I have mentioned to you that in the morning before my husband leaves for work, he reads one chapter of the Proverbs to me and it always seems to give some form of wisdom to remember throughout my day.

Let’s read the entire chapter of Proverbs 3 out loud and then write it out in our personal journal.  Now, on a 3 x 5 card let’s write out verses 5-6 and put it to memory.  I cannot tell you how many times in one week I will recall this verse and even speak it to my children.  It is a wonderful reminder and worth memorizing.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

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If you have made it all the way through to Day 19, thank you so much for staying the course with me!  I love how our personal journals have filled up with so much wisdom from the Word of God and I look forward to meeting you here each morning.  Thank you for visiting and please leave a comment below.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, September 15, September 16, September 17, and September 18

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 18

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 18
Rivers of Living Water

“Now on the last day, the great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried out, saying,
‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, from his innermost being will flow
rivers of living water.’
But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him,
were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given,
because Jesus was not yet glorified.”

John 7:37-39

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I love these verses.  They are some of my favorite.  Can you see what this might look like?  Can you see yourself with rivers of living water flowing from your innermost being?  I would like to paint a picture of this image.  It would be so beautiful.

It goes on to say that these rivers of living water are the Spirit whom believers would receive once Jesus was glorified.  Whom we received when we believed in Jesus because He has now been glorified.  And the Spirit flows from our innermost being like rivers of living water.  I like to say it over and over and let my mind and my heart have a moment to really wrap around this truth.

When we go out into the world, whether we are at the grocery store or getting gas at the gas station, or at the hair salon or nail salon, wherever we go, the Spirit of God is flowing out of us into the darkness.  He is flowing from our innermost being like rivers of living water, bringing life to those who are dead, to those who are weary, and to those who are thirsty.  The Holy Spirit of God is bidding the lost to come to Jesus as He pours Himself out of each of us who have believed in Jesus.  WOW! 

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As a believer, have you seen yourself in this way?  Have you truly believed these words spoken by Jesus so long ago about those who would believe in Him.  Take time to let your heart and your mind wrap around this truth, then spend time with your eyes closed, visualizing yourself with rivers of living water flowing from your innermost being as you go out into the world.

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Today let’s add a few verses to our personal journal that tell us about the Holy Spirit. Write out in your very best writing:  John 14:26, Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19, Romans 5:5. These are just a few of the wonderful verses that speak of God’s Spirit who dwells within those who have believed in Jesus Christ.  Maybe you would like to add another of your own.

Now let’s have some fun.  Close your eyes for a moment longer and get a good visual of all that we have seen in John 7:37-39.  Even if you think you cannot draw, draw the best picture you can of you with rivers of living water flowing from your innermost being. Draw it in your personal journal under the verses you have written out.  Also, add some people around you that are being affected by the Spirit within you.

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If you would like to share your drawing of the Spirit flowing like rivers of living water from your innermost being, you can send it to me at constanceofolalla@gmail.com and I will include it with this post.  I would love to hear from you.  Thank you for visiting SimplyLiving101!

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, September 15, September 16, and September 17

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 17

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 17
The Fear of The Lord

“The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?  Acquit me of hidden faults.
Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me;
Then I will be blameless, and I shall acquitted of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.”

Psalm 19:9, 11-14

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There is nothing that drives the fear of the Lord within me like the account of David and Bathsheba.  Right from the beginning, I begin thinking, “Oh no!”  I can feel every muscle in my body begin to tense up as I force myself to read through to the end.

It doesn’t matter how many times I have read it.  I still feel the same each time. The fact that God knows all things is very real to me, and when someone like King David who loves God so much, known as “A man after God’s own heart”, and has a desire to be obedient and pleasing to God falls into such great sin, it is overwhelming for me.  It reminds me that no one is without sin on this earth and all of us struggle with it.  No matter how hard we try, we stumble.

It does me good to remember what Jesus said when the scribes and the Pharisees brought the adulterous woman to Him.  They wanted her to be stoned for her action, and when they persisted in asking Him, He said, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”  He could have said this to any of us, not just a Pharisee.  We all have to put our stones down and walk away, humbly.

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I wonder if King David felt like Paul described in Romans 7:24 when he said, “Wretched man that I am!  Who will set me free from the body of this death?”  I’m so thankful that he answers his own question.  It’s the same answer for all of us who have placed our faith in Christ…  “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!…”

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Today, let’s read Psalm 51.  It is called A Contrite Sinner’s Prayer for Pardon – It was written by David when Nathan the prophet came to him regarding Bathsheba.

Which part of this Psalm can you relate to?  I love verses 10-13, especially verse 13. Pick at least four verses from this Psalm that really minister to you and write them out in your personal journal.  Now let’s spend time in prayer asking God for the verses we have chosen.

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Let’s join together to pray for the people of Chile, Hawaii, and California as the earthquakes and tsunamis cause devastation and continue to threaten their lives.  I pray that wherever you are on this day, you are safe and blessed.  Thank you for visiting with me in God’s Amazing Word.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, September 15, and September 16

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 16

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 16
Together In Perfect Harmony

 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body;
and be thankful.

Colossians 3:13-15

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I don’t think there is ever a time of the week for me that feels more like what is described in the verses above, than on church morning.  All over the world we enter into the church with a sense of excitement to see each other again in this special place. I think it’s because, it’s not just a few of us, but a lot of us – a gathering together of the Body of Christ that comes bearing with and forgiving one another.

Then as we begin the service, we pray together and we enter into worship.  The distractions eventually cease, and the Holy Spirit leads us on; beckoning us to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth.  It’s truly a beautiful thing when we are in our time of worship, all together.  It’s a time of love that we all share for the Father, for His Son Jesus, and for the Holy Spirit.  It is a perfect bond of unity.

Now our Pastor leads us in the Word of God.  Following along as sheep follow their Shepherd, we are led from everyday life and the hardships we have endured through the week, into the throne room of God to feed on the Bread of Life.  It’s in this place that we drink of His Blood and partake of His Flesh and our souls are nourished in the only way they can be.  His peace replaces our anxiety and where there are convictions, repentance flows from deep within, and we are cleansed, and we are truly thankful!

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Recently, through sermons given specifically on the Church, I have come to realize for the first time how beautiful the Body of Christ truly is.  It has been made clear to me through the Scriptures that Jesus LOVES His Bride.  She is beautiful and pure before the Father because of the cleansing Blood that Jesus willingly shed on the Cross for Her.  He loves Her and we are to do the same.  Each one of us, a part of this amazing Body of Christ, is to love each other as deeply as Jesus loves us.  This is the fruit that we bear, love.

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Today, let’s write out 1 Corinthians 13 in our personal journals.  Afterward, let’s read through this chapter and mark everywhere we have written the word “love” with a red heart.  Now, below our writing, let’s make a list of everything we learn about love.

How important is love to the Body of Christ?  Let’s pray and ask God to help us truly love the Body of Christ as He loves Her.

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I pray that you have a blessed day and that the Holy Spirit guides each of us on a beautiful path that allows us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with many.  I pray that those in our presence will sense the love of God like never before.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, and September 15

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 15

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 15
Eternal Weight of Glory

“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.  For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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Several years ago a friend gave me a gift.  It was a little glass, oval-shaped dish with a lid.  I loved the beautiful colors and it was so delicate.  But the most precious thing about it was on the inside of the lid where it read, “What is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal.”

I had the perfect place in my home to display it, tiny as it was, and  I wanted to be able to see the verse on the inside.  So I thought it might be a good idea to place a pretty rock in such a way as to hold open the lid – but it slipped while I was putting the rock into place and the lid broke in many pieces on my table top…  I only had the gift in my possession about ten minutes.

Oval Dish, Photography by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com

Oval Dish, Photography by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com

I almost cried, but after I found some glue and began gluing the pieces back together, the verse came into view once again and the truth of God’s Word written on the inside was driven deep into my heart.  What is seen, like this sweet little man-made dish, is temporary, but the gift of life with God through faith in Jesus Christ is eternal.  Though we cannot see it now, someday Heaven will be reality.

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The suffering, trials, tribulation, pain and sorrow, though they seem like such a burden at times here on this earth, God sees as momentary, light affliction that is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.  Paul says in Romans 8:18, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

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Let’s read Revelation 21-22 this morning.  Isn’t it wonderful to read about Heaven?  I love to spend time just looking up at the clouds, imagining that Jesus is coming to take us to our Eternal Home to be with our loving Father.  Come Lord Jesus, Come.

In our personal journals let’s write out Ephesians 1:3-14 and then spend some time praising God for all He has done for us through His Son Jesus Christ.

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Thank you for being such a wonderful blessing.  As you visit this blog each morning, I am blessed to spend time with you in God’s wonderful Word.  Please leave a comment below, I love hearing from you.  Please watch my new video “A SimplyLiving Day”.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13 and September 14

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 14

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 14
A Great Multitude Is Coming!

“Then some came and reported to Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, out of Aram…
2 Chronicles 20:2

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Have you ever been informed that something bad is going to happen?  That you have an enemy coming after you and you need to be prepared?  How did you respond to the news?  Were you afraid?  What did you do to get prepared?

It reminds me of the time in elementary school when I was told by a fellow classmate that the block bully was going to beat up my friend and I after school!  We quickly made a plan to take a new route home of which he found out and met us on the way.

While we stood there listening to him yell at us in the open field right next to my house, my friend suddenly punched the bully in the nose.  I was shocked that she did it, but while he was lying there crying with nose bleeding, we ran!  I probably don’t need to tell you that he never bothered us again, but did ask us to never tell a soul. 🙂

One of my favorite victory stories in the Bible is about King Jehoshaphat.   In 2 Chronicles 20 he had just been told that a great multitude was coming against him and they were already on their way.  The third verse tells us right away that Jehoshaphat was afraid.  But here’s where it gets really good.  In his fear he turns his attention to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all of Judah.

He was right in responding this way.  Verse one tells us that the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon, together with some of the Meunites were coming to make war.  That’s a lot of people!  Now, if you are not familiar with it, let’s stop here because I think we should read this entire awesome victory for our devotional today.

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It’s a good thing to be prepared for an attack.  God tells us that we have an enemy, the devil, who prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.  If we think for a moment that he can’t do any damage, we definitely should read Job 1-2 and really consider what is taking place in these chapters and who is allowing it all.

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Let’s take time now to read 2 Chronicles 20:1-25.

As I mentioned above, this story is one of my favorite victories and I love how they worshiped the Lord while He took care of the whole battle, but it’s also one of the saddest stories to read in the Bible. Take the time now to read 2 Chronicles 20:26 – 21:1.  We must be prepared, yet always seek the Lord to know exactly what to do.

Let’s get out our personal journals and head over to the New Testament and take time to write out Ephesians 6:10-18.  I love these verses.  If you haven’t memorized the different parts of the armor, write it out on  a 3 x 5 card (maybe even draw a picture) and go over them several times a day.  Before you know it, you’ll be able to point to your head and beginning with the Helmet of Salvation, say them all.
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Many of you have sent me an email or a Facebook message and they are so encouraging to read.  It’s fun remembering different things that have happened in my life and taking the time to share them with you.  Do you have any childhood memories that you would like to share that pertain to this devotional?  I would love to hear from you.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, and September 13

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 13

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 13
In the Hand of the Potter

“…Then I went down to the potter’s house,
and there he was, making something on the wheel.
But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter;
so he remade it into another vessel,
as it pleased the potter to make.”

Jeremiah 18:3-4

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In the Book of Jeremiah God tells the prophet to go to the potter’s house.  He had something to show Jeremiah pertaining to the house of Israel.  They were marred and they were in the hand of the Potter.  

But the Bible tells us that we are all marred, not just the house of Israel.  Sin entered into the world through Adam and it has spread from one person to the next to the point of consuming us all.  And the result of sin has been death which has also spread to us all.

This is where our faith comes in.  It’s by placing our faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God that the Potter then begins to remold us.  I love Romans 5 because it tells us clearly that while we were still in sin and enemies to God, Jesus died on the Cross for us and through His death, we are reconciled to God and saved by His resurrected life.

When we place our faith in Jesus  Christ as the Son of God, we are no longer God’s enemies through sin, but we are now His children through Jesus’ death and resurrection!  Amazing!

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Sometimes the Bible is hard to wrap our minds around, but we cannot comprehend it with logical thinking.  We need the Holy Spirit to direct us through the Word of God and help us to believe what it says about us and about God.  Psalm 119:34 says, “Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I shall observe it to the end.  Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law and keep it with all my heart.”

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Let’s pray for the Holy Spirit to give us understanding as we take time to read Psalm 139.  Read it out loud if you can, as a prayer to God.  Take it slowly and let it flow from your heart.  Let’s sincerely ask God to search and see if there is any hurtful way in us and let’s give Him time to answer.

Blinkin Squiggle

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I cannot believe that we are on Day 13 of this devotional.  The month of September is flying by.  I know school is beginning for many, and some have already started, but it’s important that in our busyness and change of schedules that we continue to cherish the things of God above all else.  I pray that this devotional will help you do just that.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, and September 12

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance