Welcome to Wednesday at my blog! Halfway through the week and halfway through the month of July–already! I had the pleasant surprise last night of being featured on my son’s podcast, Uncommon Christianity, where he and his co-host discussed the differences between attitudes of gratitude vs. entitlement. He mentioned my daily posts on Facebook, as well as this blog. 🙂
Here are your midweek devotions — have a blessed day! 🙂
“Meditating on all of our faults and failures weakens us, but meditating on God’s grace and willingness to forgive strengthens us. Our relationship and fellowship are to be with God, not with our sins.
How much do you fellowship with your sins, failures, mistakes, and weaknesses? Whatever amount of time it is, it is wasted.
When you sin, admit it, ask for forgiveness, and then continue your fellowship with God. Don’t let your sins come between you and the Lord.”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
“Trials can come like a freight train–one car after another, after another–but eventually the last car passes.
When problems seem unceasing, remind yourself, ‘This too shall pass.’ God will give you fresh anointing daily to handle everything that comes into your life.
Each time you endure a tough day, you can sleep it off and start again the next day…God’s favor is for a lifetime; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (see Psalm 30:5).”
–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”
-1- My favorite theme in this devotional is that we aren’t supposed to fellowship with our faults! It reminds me of the “misery loves company” saying.
-2- I know it’s really difficult to be patient in the midst of trials, but it’s a good reminder to think of the train analogy. Some trains (trials) are longer than others, but eventually, they do pass by and the track is finally clear.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
-1- Have you ever heard of the idea that you shouldn’t fellowship with your faults?
-2- What do you think of the train analogy regarding trials?