Daily Inspiration: To reach Heaven, we must sail. Sometimes we sail with the wind and sometimes against the wind, but we must sail, not drift or be anchored. Lord, Thy Will be done so that I will stay on course all the days of my life.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
A Time to Think: To try to pray is to pray. You can't fail at it. It's the only human endeavor I can think of where trying is doing. –Rick Hamlin, author
A Time to Act: Concentrate on serving God in whatever way He directs.
A Time to Pray: Father, let me seek You as eagerly as I seek those here on earth who love me.
Birth verse for May 9: And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10 NIV
PrayFit Devotional: What Do You Say? May 10, 13; Read: Psalm 138
“I thank you, Lord, with all my heart.” –Psalm 138
Sitting in a waiting room recently, I filled out paperwork, answering questions, checking this box and that one. Circle where it hurts and on a scale from 1-10, rate this, gauge that. And just as I was about to turn in my clipboard, I watched a daughter taking care of her mother in a wheelchair. When a nurse brought the mother some juice, the daughter gently asked, “What do you say?” Then her elderly mom — barely able to hold the bottle — turned and weakly said to the nurse, “Thank you.”
With a lump in my throat I thought to myself, “She knows how to say thank you. She’s just thirsty.” My heart broke on a couple of levels.
But the moment made me wonder if I know how to say thank you. Not sure about you, but I spend a lot of my time listing my life’s aches and pains, inconveniences and delays. Much like that paperwork, my daily prayers often go straight to where it hurts, and what I need, and my worry and fear. Like you, I’m so grateful that in no particular order, I can go right to Him with all of it. But if I could, I’d erase my answers and start over. Rather than ask God to heal what hurts, I want to mention to Him the things that don’t. I want to circle my blessings. And as I read my list, may I hear that gentle reminder, “What do you say?” And like that sweet women, I know how to say thank you. –Jimmy Peña
Question: What are some ways you can thank the Lord for the blessings you have? If you could thank God right now, what would you list? You can share them with us if you’d like. I’m sure they’ll be a blessing to others. www.prayfit.com/2013/05/