Today’s devotional, written by Max Lucado and reposted from faithgateway.com, delivers a powerful impetus to PUSH – pray until something happens. We can be assured that when we pray in faith in Jesus name things will happen.
“The phrase “In Jesus’ name” is not an empty motto or talisman. It is a declaration of truth: My cancer is not in charge; Jesus is. The economy is not in charge; Jesus is. The grumpy neighbor doesn’t run the world; Jesus, You do! You, Jesus, are the Head Coach, CEO, President, King, Supreme Ruler, Absolute Monarch, High and Holy Baron, Czar, Overlord, and Rajah of all history.
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You may not be a big golf fan, but today’s devotional, taken from Dr Morris Pickins’s book The Winning Way in Golf and Life and reposted from faithgateway.com has some fantastic lessons to teach us about keeping our focus in life and living mindfully.
“When you are thinking your best, you focus on one shot at a time. There is no looking back or projecting forward. Thoughts of your score or what you might shoot do not exist. The implications of winning a tournament become as irrelevant as snowshoes in South Georgia. Mistakes from earlier in the round are completely forgotten. Your focus is entirely on the shot before you, and nothing else. When not playing your shot, your mind is consumed with read the rest here
Pretty much everyone knows how it feels to have people say unkind things, and pretty much everyone has said unkind things to others. Today’s devotional encourages us to be quick to be kind instead. Sounds like a good plan.
“The summer before I started middle school, I gained a lot of weight and developed unsightly stretch marks on my thighs. I was ashamed. While my parents worked during the day, my older sister took me to the neighborhood pool. I braced myself when I walked out of the changing stall. My sister never said one word about my body. She only said, “I love your bathing suit!” I remember as if it were yesterday. It meant everything that she managed to think of one nice thing when she could have said something cruel or nothing at all.
In the days that followed, other people were not so kind, but the pain was eased by remembering what my sister said. She’d said one nice thing, and her opinion mattered more than all the others.
Although my sister was very smart, and had long, beautiful hair and good conversation skills, I realized that anyone could read more