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Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for November 19:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Daily inspiration: Keep your eyes on heaven and you will remain joyful even in your darkest hour. Lord, with You I can defeat the tempest.

Daily Scripture & Reflection: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

A Time to Think: Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside us in our deepest inner soul.— Lloyd John Ogilvie

A Time to Act: Learn to think calmly and confidently, no matter what comes your way.

A Time to Pray: Lord, thank You for renewing me and giving me a life that has purpose and meaning.

Birth Verse for November 19: Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up Deuteronomy 11:19

PrayFit Devotional: Total Loss: Nov 18, 2012; Read: Psalm 139
“For you formed my inward parts. My frame was not hidden from you.” –Psalm 139:13, 15

As a little boy, I spent many a summer day sweeping floors and washing cars at my dad’s body shop. I felt right at home amidst the bondo dust and paint fumes — even though I could often be found asleep in dad’s office. But while I didn’t pursue the family business, little did I know that the body shop was a great place to learn about grace.

Each day, customers would come in to either pick up their cars or schedule a drop off, but then there were those who came in just for an estimate. They’d wrecked their car or truck, and all they wanted to know was what it would it take to make it good as new. And whether the damage was their own fault or caused by someone else, sometimes dad would have to tell them it was totaled; their car wasn’t worth anything. A total loss meant the insurance company wouldn’t touch it, and they’d have to pay for it all by themselves.

We’ve all wrecked our lives in one way or another, be it with work, a relationship or our health. Thankfully, a total loss is no match for the cross. What the world gives no value, He gives grace. –Jimmy Peña
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