Daily inspiration: Remember to thank God for the ways in which He gently teaches us. Lord, when setbacks come, remind me to ask You what new good are You preparing me for now?
Daily Scripture & Reflection: Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. James 5:13
A Time to Think: A relationship with God is the most important relationship you can have. –Unknown.
A Time to Act: Believe God loves you and is present in every aspect of your life.
A Time to Pray: God, I submit the struggles in my life to Your care.
Birth verse for February 27: As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. 1 John 2:27
PrayFit Devotional: A Line In the Sand; Feb 26, 13; Read: Colossians 3
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” –Colossians 3:23-24
My recent trip to the water reminded me just how much my wife and I love turtles, especially those sea turtles. My dad used to say to me, “Jimmy, turtles are great because to get anywhere they gotta stick their necks out.” Well, in case you don’t share our enthusiasm, let me share some turtle trivia.
First, they’re born on the beach, even though they were never meant for the sand. And once they hatch, they don’t stick around to watch the grass grow. No sir! No sightseeing for these guys. In order to avoid the predators like birds and crabs, they run to the water as fast as they can. They might be young, but they know enough to know they’re neither safe nor at home.
And neither are we. We’re born on foreign soil and all we need to do is make our way to safety. The good news? Jesus has already defeated our predator, and He drew a line in the sand for us to follow. All we have to do is stick our necks out and run. –Jimmy Peña
Question: What lines in the sand have you drawn for yourself, physically and spiritually? Are you committed to being obedient in quiet times as well as honoring the body through better choices of food and activity?