Daily inspiration: Jesus empowers us to do what he expects us to achieve. Lord, show me Your Will and help me to know what You expect of me.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
A Time to Think: We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thought. –A.W. Tozer
A Time to Act: Take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you.
A Time to Pray: Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for life-changing comfort for anyone who needs to hear from You right now.
Birth verse for March 5: he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, Titus 3:5
PrayFit Devotional: Peace of the Puzzle; Mar 4, 13; Read: 1 Cor 14
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” –1 Cor 14:33
I’ve never been very good at riddles. My brain just doesn’t work like that. Crosswords? Forget ’em. For the life of me, I can’t keep from looking up the answers in the back of the book. But puzzles? Well, that’s a different story. Loretta and I enjoy a good puzzle. Shopping for one is easy too. You just find a cool picture, and that’s it. You bring it home, spread the puzzle out on the table, prop up the photo and get to work. It’s not long before what used to be in pieces begins to take the shape of the goal.
But how easy would it be if you took away the box with the picture on it? Tough, right? Or what if you turned off the lights, what then? How easy would it be to put that puzzle together?
For those without Christ, that’s life. They piece together hours, days and weeks, assembling their lives — on feel alone — without Christ. As Christians, our lives are not easily assembled either. (If you’re with me, say ‘amen’.) Though we have Christ as our picture of perfection and more than enough light for a million-piece-life, we still stumble and struggle to put it together. Yet deep inside, we have that missing ‘peace’, don’t we?
You know, Loretta and I can both be looking for the same piece of our little puzzle and when one of us finds it, what’s the first thing we do? We show it to each other. We share it. Then we watch how it fills the empty space. And it’s not long before what used to be in pieces begins to take the shape of the goal. You and I have the missing peace, and someone we know is searching for it. Let’s show it. Let’s share it. –Jimmy Peña
Question: Whether at work, school, gym or even socially, where can we share Christ more unashamedly? Will you commit to sharing Christ with someone today? Use this (stole it from my grandmother): When you encounter someone who acts like a Christian, ask them, “Are you a Christian?” If they say, “Yes”, say, “I thought so.” If they say, “No”, just tell them, “Oh, you’d make a great Christian.” And then take it from there… www.prayfit.com/2013/03/