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Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 11:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Daily inspiration: Today celebrate God's everpresent Love for you and restore peace to your life. When I have strayed, Lord, and cannot find my way, help me to remember that I can always meet You on my knees.

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: Wishing will never be a substitute for prayer. –Ed Cole, author and founder of the Christian Men's Network

A Time to Act: Pray and release your worries.

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

Birth verse for April 11: Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11 NIV

PrayFit devotional: What Did You Expect? Apr 10, 13; Read: 1 Chron 4
“Oh Lord, that you would bless me indeed and increase my land. Keep your hand upon me and protect me from the evil one, so that I may not cause pain.” –1 Chronicles 4:9-10

With college basketball season in the rear view, I thought I’d share one of my favorite hard-court scenes. If you missed this last year, allow me the pleasure. A high school girl’s basketball coach was bet by the students that he couldn’t make a shot from half court. If he made it, they’d give him courtside tickets to the NCAA Final Four Tournament; a crown jewel to many a basketball fan. But in order to make the promised land of hoops, he’d have to make the shot…blindfolded.

Ok, I’ll be quick…he made it alright. I mean, they gave him the ball, he dribbled it a couple times and woosh…nothin’ but net. The students went crazy, probably because it was an unbelievable shot, but…also because they never had those tickets in the first place. Improbable odds with an impossible prize.

You know, I wonder what Noah thought, when he felt that first drop of rain. Or the look on Peter’s face when his boat started sinking from all the fish he caught. I’m sure any doubts were either washed away or grilled.

Friends, it’s time to pray big and give God the ball. He can make our one-in-a-million shots, with our eyes closed. –Jimmy Peña

Question: What impossible dream are you shooting for? Perhaps it’s something physical, of healing, of health, perhaps weight loss. Maybe it’s a career decision, a calling. Whatever it is, what are you hoping and praying for with all your heart? We’d love to help you pray. Let us know!
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