Daily Inspiration: Give your burden to the Lord. Place your problems at His feet. Do not be tempted to unravel the knot alone because the harder you pull, the tighter the knot gets. Concentrate on our gentle and loving Lord and believe in His love for us. All problems will be solved.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5
A Time to Think: Our prayers lay the track down on which God’s power can come.—Watchman Nee
A Time to Act Believe you can do anything you want to do if you work hard enough to achieve it.
A Time to Pray: Lord, help me to find the place where You can use me best.
Birth verse for February 18: Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Heb 2:18
PrayFit Devotional: A Gentle Tug
February 15, 2013
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” –-Proverbs 16:3
Read: Proverbs 16
Well, here we are. Friday. For some, it’s the end of a glorious week. Each route you ran made sense, and each plan proved you’re a genius. But for others, today marks the end of a not-so-glorious streak of five lost days tied together with a thick band of disappointment. You didn’t begin the week feeling this way. You had different plans…much different.
For thousands of passengers aboard Carnival Cruise Triumph, the week was anything but triumphant. Drifting powerless, they too had different plans. Their hopes of food, fun and relaxation, were replaced with hunger, boredom and stress. Adding insult to injury, their ship had to be pulled to safety by tug boats at a blazing 7 mph. Misery took its time.
Friends, God knows our weeks. He knows our weak weeks. Your plans fail, my plans fail, and we drift. We’re a group of wide-eyed strangers who boarded the big boat of life on Monday only wanting to jump ship by Wednesday. And even though we’re “saved,” seeing land on Friday took way too long. But we can take today’s sunrise as a reminder that the tug — His gentle tug — is enough. It really is enough. –Jimmy Peña