Daily Inspiration: When your faith is strong, your troubles become smaller. Lord, my day is filled with blessings because I believe in You. Praise be Your holy name.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3
A Time to Think: Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. –Maya Angelou
A Time to Act: Approach today with a grateful heart.
A Time to Pray: Lord, grant me the courage to serve you faithfully in every person I meet.
Birth verse for January 25: But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does. James 1:25
PrayFit devotional: Can’t Be Silent
January 24, 2013
“‘I tell you,’” he replied, “‘if they keep quiet, the rocks will cry out.’” –Luke 19:40
Read: Luke 19:28-40
The song of creation. Can you hear it? You and I are God’s special guests in a masterpiece performed in His honor that He conducts. Not only that, He’s given us “first chair.” In orchestra speak, first chair is reserved for the one who is both most capable and responsible, regardless of the instrument they play. You and I are active participants in a grand arrangement entitled, ‘Creation.’
When the Pharisees demanded Jesus to quiet the praise of His disciples, He assured them that if the disciples hush, they would literally hear rock music. But the idea of God’s people being quiet is probably as sad a commentary as I’ve ever read…like a father who comes home to a silent family oblivious to his presence, or a mom who has never heard her children say, “I love you.” Friends, the God of wonder, who has a beyond-conceivable love and unbelievable future for us is worthy to be praised with everything we have — our minds, our money, our time, and yes, our bodies.
The song of creation. Are you playing it? It’s your life. Your cue! You can’t be silent. He gave you the music. You are the music. Just read the notes and watch the Master. You’re in the first chair. Be amazed…and play. –Jimmy Peña www.prayfit.com/2013/01/