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Daily inspiration and Birth verse for July 24:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Daily inspiration: "Sometimes it's okay to do things an easier way. In place of stubbornly attacking a problem, try circumventing it. Choose your battles wisely. Lord, rescue me from my set ways so that I have time to rejoice in this day.

Daily Scripture & Reflection: Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6

A Time to Think: If you begin to live life looking for the God that is all around you, every moment becomes a prayer. —Frank Bianco

A Time to Act: Be patient, have faith and work towards what you desire.

A Time to Pray: Lord, show me how I might live up to Your expectations.

Birth verse for July 24: "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24

PrayFit devotional: Unlock the Door--July 24, 2012--Read: Acts 1
“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” –Acts 1:14

Peter denied. Thomas doubted. Fear filled the upper room. Both the cross and the tomb were void of any sign of their allegiance, so they hid. But then they heard His voice, felt His scars and were filled with the Spirit. Before long someone said, “Unlock the door.”

You and I? We deny. We doubt. And boy do we ever let fear fill our days. But the same reasons that sent the disciples underground — an empty cross and tomb — are why we have faith in the first place. So as we begin a new day, take a few seconds and pause. Stand in the room with Peter. Imagine for a second you’re with Thomas and the others. Look around at everyday men and women with an extraordinary mission. See the look in their eyes? Like them, beyond your door is a world that needs the gospel according to you. Could be at work, at the gym or even at school, but as you leave your room, imagine the disciples doing the same. Same Jesus, same mission.

Now, somebody unlock the door. –Jimmy Peña
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