Devotions

Three wisdoms for today:
1. Hope for the living
2. Whatever you do, do well
3. Better to have wisdom than…

Meditation on Ecclesiastes 9

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Three wisdoms for now
1. Honor and enjoy God
2. Be wise and use wise words
3. Fear God. Do what He tells you.

Meditation on Ecclesiastes 12

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Three wisdoms for today:
1. Celebrate and sing
2. In His orbit tender care
3. Shower love–God me

Meditation on Song of Solomon 1

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3 wisdoms for now

1. God is my lover
2. I am His
3. Turn to Him

Meditation on Song of Solomon 2

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3 wisdoms now
1. He is beautiful
2. Come
3. Taste

Meditation on Song of Solomon 4

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3 wisdoms now
1. He is my treasure
2. He is my love
3. He is my friend

Meditation on Song of Solomon 5

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3 wisdoms
1. He is the master artist
2. I am all He wants
3. I am all the world to Him

Meditation on Song of Solomon 7

3 wisdoms
1. He’ll show us the way He works so that we can live the way we’re made
2. He’ll make things right between many peoples
3. Live in the Light of God

Meditation on Isaiah 2

3 wisdoms
1. God’s Branch will sprout green and lush
2. The fruit of the land will be the pride and glory
3. God will wash and clean, provide protection for day and for night

Meditation on Isaiah 4

3 wisdoms
1. I will sing for the One I love
2. Think about the Lord
3. Notice what He is doing

Meditation on Isaiah 5

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3 wisdoms
1. Stop worrying
2. Do not need to fear…
3. Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm

Meditation on Isaiah 7: 1-9

3 wisdoms
1. I will not test the Lord
2. A sign: Immanuel (God is with us) is born
3. Back to God, stop the disaster

Meditation on Isaiah 7: 10-25

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3 wisdoms on Jan. 9, 2012
1. Don’t fear what they fear. Don’t take on their worry.
2. I wait and hope for Him.
3. We are going to study the Scripture.

Meditation on Isaiah 8

3 wisdoms on Jan 10, 2012
1. No darkness
2. The gift of a son-for us
3. Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness.

Meditation on Isaiah 9

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3 wisdoms

1. Lean on God
2. Come back to the Strong God
3. God will turn the table

Meditation on Isaiah 10

The days are coming when Jacob shall put down roots, Israel blossom and grow fresh branches, and fill the world with its fruit. (Isaiah 27:6 MSG)

3 wisdoms for application

1. God is my crown
2. sober up
3. God is our teacher

Meditation on Isaiah 27 for our country and for us

On Feb 17, 2012

3 wisdoms for application 2/18/12

1. watch closely for His acts
2. He is our crown
3. Listen to God’s message

Meditation on Isaiah 28 for our country and for us

3 wisdoms for application on 2/21/12

1. Living Holy lives (23)
2. Get back on track (24)
3. Learn gratitude (24)

Meditation on Isaiah 29 for our country and for us

1. Listen carefully
2. Pay attention
3. Know that our unending evil acts can make God angry

Three Wisdoms fr meditation on Isaiah 33 on 3/5/12

Journalling

We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. (Psalms 39:6 NLT)

What do I want to do?

And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. (Psalms 39:7 NLT)

It is all about Jesus.

For even his brothers didn’t believe in him. (John 7:5 NLT)
Am I too?

His timing. Praise Him. Can’t rush!

“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. (John 9:3 NLT)
This is the Bible verse that answers my pains.

Another verse,
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

Go to devotional:
Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow

Devotional for Thursday, April 18, 2013
Today’s Prayer Note from The Navigators:

U.S. Headquarters Administrative Staff
Pray that God will bless the faithful men and women who serve behind the scenes in administrative roles with at the U.S. Navigators headquarters in Colorado Springs.

Faith That Defies Reason

Today’s Scripture: Joshua 6-8
Read it online at the Bible Gateway: (NIV) (NASB) (KJV) (The Message)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

It may often appear to us that God is leading in a direction that doesn’t make any sense at all. But God is not a combination of theology and logic. He is God.

A case in point is the crossing of the Jordan River, recorded in today’s passage. To the mortal mind, God’s timing was all wrong. Actually, it was the perfect time. If they had crossed when the river was normal, the landing probably would have been opposed. Crossing at harvest time, there was plenty of food for the millions of Israelites. And the miracle of crossing a flooded river would cause the enemy to tremble at God’s power.

To capture the great walled city of Jericho, God again chose a strange approach that defied human reasoning. Instead of preparing battering rams to knock down the wall or using ladders to scale the wall, or digging trenches under the wall, the ark of God was carried by the priests around the city once a day for six days. On the seventh day the ark was carried around the city seven times while the soldiers marched in silence and the priests blew the trumpets of ram’s horns. When the command was given to shout, the walls fell down flat. What a glorious picture of obedience and faith!

Maybe the Lord is leading you down a road that seems to make no sense at all. It may be the road of forgiving someone who has deeply hurt you. Or it could be the path of persevering in your Christian witness in spite of opposition and ridicule. Whatever it is, you can be sure that as you walk in faith and obedience, God will enable you to do it.

Prayer

Lord, I look forward to the day when I will see the whole of life through Your eyes. Amen.

To Ponder

There is no such thing as good or bad timing to a God with no beginning and no end.

The text for this devotional comes from the NavPress book Daily Discipleship, which features devotionals taken from radio broadcasts by long-time Navigator LeRoy Eims. For more information or to order a copy, visit the NavPress website.
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Clearly and truly
Sleep and sleep
Right now

Aspiration
Reach out to parents
Communication with their kids

Another Bible verse:

God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. (Matthew 5:10 NLT)

April 20

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In a circle of silence
In quietness
I tell Him I am tired

Persons in the circle
I feel support
I am not alone
Person enters
Geese comes
In a circle of trust

Stop the imagination
Stop the speculation
Stop the assumption
Stop making plan
Stop working out solutions

March 21, 2013
In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. (1 Peter 5:10 NLT)

He restores
He supports
He strengthens
He places me in a firm foundation

I am heal
I have supports
I have the strength
I am anchor

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A picture from my room in Bon Secours retreat center, Marriotsville, MD

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:6, 7 NLT)

Humble in Him
Give all my worries and cares to Him
He cares about me

Need to get the better price air ticket for my girl and me
Travel back to US
He cares about me
I give to Him

God’s grace
Stand firm in His grace
Watch it to unfold

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