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Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 8:

Monday, April 08, 2013

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 and I ask You for new strength and new courage for this new day.

Daily Scripture & Reflection: It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12

A Time to Think: Prayer helps us to respond to misfortune with courage, to react with confidence and to rebound with enthusiasm. –William Arthur Ward, author

A Time to Act: Visualize the protection of being in God's care.

A Time to Pray: Thank You, Lord, that You know our needs and are always ready to meet them.

Birth verse for April 8: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

PrayFit Devotional: Miracle. Grow. April 7, 2013; Read: Luke 19
“‘I tell you,’ he replied, ‘If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” –Luke 19:40

I know I’m getting older and much more sentimental because few things in life nowadays are as great as overhearing my wife talking to her plants. Can you relate? Her voice changes in pitch as she compliments and encourages. She apologizes to those not getting enough sun and to those getting too much. Supplying all that love simply brings her pleasure.

I like to think about how sentimental God must be. He cares for us, talks to us, feeds us and protects us. We’re alive simply for His pleasure, and He loves to watch us grow. But the cool thing is, we’re the part of His creation designed to thank and praise Him in return. And friends, our approach to health is an act of stewardship, and our fragile bodies are a means to praise Him and serve others; music to His ears. With today’s verse in mind, let this be another day we keep rocks quiet. After all, if we find fulfillment when the things we love respond, just imagine God, seeing His little miracles grow. –Jimmy Peña
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    I'm a little late reading the Daily Inspiration, but it's still worthwhile! Thank you for sharing.

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
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    Thank you for sharing this - I really appreciated it.
    1781 days ago
    Thanks for your thoughts -- I especially liked the reminder that we are stewards of our bodies.
    1781 days ago
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