Seriously? I some how managed to get the worst cold of the winter…in SPRING!! But then again, we still have snow on the ground in places – and it snowed lightly again this morning – so the seasons ARE a bit confused! Maybe that’s why I’m sick with a “winter” cold – it might even be pneumonia – don’t know for sure! Oh well, one of the benefits of working from home…I don’t have to go anywhere, and can rest and take naps until I feel better!
Now onto today’s devotional shares. Remember, you can read Psalms and Proverbs to accompany each day on my page, Daily Scripture Readings.
“We show love to others by meeting their needs–practical needs as well as spiritual needs. Generosity is love in action. Love is seen through edification and encouragement, patience, kindness, courtesy, humility, unselfishness, good temper, gentleness (believing the best), and sincerity. We should actively pursue ways to show love, especially in little things.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
“Lord, what a privilege it is to store Your Word in my heart, where You can use it at any moment to bless me and guide me…to keep me from sinning against You…and to be a storehouse of inspired words that the Spirit can bring to my mind to help others.”
–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”
“We are not created by God to waste anything He has given us, and time is certainly one of the greatest assets we have. Everyone has the same amount of time, and yet some do so many things with theirs, while others do little or nothing. You will never experience confidence if you waste your life and your time.
Pray: Lord, help me to value and to make the most of my time. Amen.”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
-1- I like how this mentions showing love by meeting both physical AND spiritual needs. Sometimes we get caught up in being super spiritual and forget that meeting people’s physical needs often makes a greater impact than merely addressing spiritual issues.
-2- This has served me well for many years of my life; one of the benefits of growing up in a Christian home with parents who walked the walk, not just talked the talk. I’m thankful for how many times just the right words have come to mind for the situation.
-3- This one really strikes a cord, because time management has been a struggle for me for a LONG time! I don’t really intend to waste time, but it happens far too often. Still working on this one!
So what are YOUR thoughts? Do you see the importance of meeting both physical AND spiritual needs?
Do you often find that “inspired words” come to you at just the right time?
Are you someone who manages your time well, or do you struggle with wasting time, even though you don’t intend to?