Daily Inspiration: Keep your feet firmly planted in your faith and your eyes raised to the heavens. Lord, You are my strength, my encouragement and my source of all that is good.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: God has poured out his love into our hearts. Romans 5:5
A Time to Think: Open your hearts to the love God instills . . . God loves you tenderly. What He gives you is not to be kept under lock and key, but to be shared. –Mother Teresa
A Time to Act: Reach out and help someone by sharing your love and time.
A Time to Pray: On this Valentine's Day, as we share tokens of affection from our hearts with those we love, we remember that You are the lover of our soul.
Birth verse for February 14: who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. Titus 2:14
PrayFit Devotional: He Just Couldn’t; Feb 13, 13; Read: 1 Peter 5
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” –1 Peter 5:10
With yesterday being the start of Lent, I’m reminded about the countless biblical examples of people who had physical reactions to Jesus, either to be near Him or because they had just been with Him. We’ve said it before, but He just moves us! But there was one person who didn’t move a muscle.
The criminal had just been given Heaven. Every sin of his wasted years had been forgiven, his name had just been written in the lamb’s book of life, and soon the angels would be teaching him to sing. And yet, despite this gift of grace and mercy, He didn’t run to embrace Him. He didn’t leap for joy, lift his hands in praise or kneel in worship. Why? Well, he couldn’t move. See, the nails were too deep, the pain was too great. If he could’ve climbed down that cross, he probably would’ve demonstrated physically what his heart had experienced spiritually.
What about you? You may be 18 or 80, and Lord knows this brief life is not about the body, but if you’ve been given Heaven, do what the criminal couldn’t and tell your body to react. Walk the block, lift some weights, swim a few laps. And by all means, kneel. Don’t wait. Celebrate in this life the free gift of the next one. –Jimmy Peña