Daily Inspiration: We are made for Christ and without Christ there is an empty place in our life. Lord, I praise Your name and thank you. Let me know the joy of Your spirit more and more each day.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
A Time to Think: In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we have loved one another. –Daphne Rose
A Time to Act: Share with others how important they are to you.
A Time to Pray: Lord, thank You for all You have done for me. Help me to share Your spirit with others.
Birth verse for February 11: Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. Psalm 2:11
PrayFit Devotional: Uphill Battles: Feb 10, 13; Read: Galatians 6
“Carry each other’s burdens.” –Galatians 6:2
Uphill battles. If anyone understood the phrase, Simon did. Simon of Cyrene was of course the man who helped Jesus carry the cross up the hill toward Calvary. In one moment, a bystander. The next, a cross bearer. He did literally what you and I are called to do figuratively. Little did he know the example he was setting. I wonder if he knew his sin would soon be nailed to the tree he carried.
Uphill battles. If anyone understood the phrase, Jesus did. Yet Jesus knew that what He faced, He had to face alone. Nobody on earth, above or below, could take His place as He took ours. But the thought of you and me facing our days without hope was enough to kill Him. The weight of the cross and our helplessness were more than He could bear.
Simon, Jesus. Two men, one cross and an uphill battle. –Jimmy Peña