Daily inspiration: (**my note. I don't agree with the rest of what they had. so I changed it. Here's my take on it:) Do not base your security on something that can be taken away from you. Look to God. He will provide all we need if we trust and believe in Him. Our security comes from God-- not within us, not around us; but in, through and from God. Thank you God for providing my security today and for the rest of my life.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
A Time to Think: Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth.—John Piper
A Time to Act: Give thought and thanks for the light of day and the comfort of night.
A Time to Pray: Lord, show me new ways to bring comfort and healing in Your name.
Birth verse for July 12: saying: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" Revelation 7:12
PrayFit devotional: Can I Have This Dance?--July 12, 2012--Read: Isaiah 46
I will be your God throughout your lifetime — until your hair is white with age.” –Isaiah 46:4
You remember 8th grade dances, right? I sure do. I was the king of holding up the wall. Turn down the lights on a basketball court, add some streamers, some 80s music, and you had yourself a dance. Just…without the dancing. (No way I was crossing the outer marker.)
I thought of those dances this week while on a television interview in the Midwest. Referring to the senior citizens watching her show, the host asked me if it was ever too late to start an exercise program or to improve your health. Instantly I was transported to those last ten minutes of my 8th grade dance. Knowing my dad would be pulling up any minute to get me, I knew I didn’t have another minute to spare. So I took a deep breath, swallowed any last drop of moisture left in my throat (gulp), and I defied 8th grade logic. I walked across the three-point line and asked the first girl I saw to dance. Best 10 minutes of the year for me.
And that’s my answer to the host’s question. Our life and our health are precious at any age. So if it’s been a while since you’ve exercised or even if you’ve never crossed the outer marker, consider each sunrise the upbeat He’s playing for you. So get crazy. Defy logic and move those arms and legs. Even if Daddy (Abba) says it’s almost time to go, it’s not too late to ask, “Can I have this dance, for the rest of my life?“ –Jimmy Peña www.prayfit.com/2012/07/