Take time each day to be still

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, November 9, 2015

Today’s scripture reading:

Many great cities have rivers flowing through them, sustaining people’s lives by making agriculture possible and facilitating trade with other cities. Jerusalem had no river, but it had God, who, like a river, sustained the people’s lives. As long as God lived among the people, the city was invincible. But when the people abandoned him, God no longer protected them, and Jerusalem fell to the Babylonian army.

War and destruction are inevitable, but so is God’s final victory. At that time, all will stand quietly before the Lord Almighty. How proper, then, for us to be still now, reverently honoring him and his power and majesty. Take time each day to be still and to exalt God. (NLT)

Psalm 46:4-11 – A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God himself lives in that city; it cannot be destroyed. God will protect it at the break of day. The nations are in an uproar, and kingdoms crumble! God thunders, and the earth melts!

The Lord Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.

Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world and causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear in two; he burns the shields with fire.

“Be silent, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

The Lord Almighty is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.

be patient






Aristotle S. Garcia (Bataan, Philippines) titled his story “DOGGED DEVOTION;” here is a portion of Aristotle’s story:

“. . . Many times while praying, I focus only on what I am asking God to do for me — not on what God’s presence means to me. At times I cannot fully experience the benefit of the apostle Peter’s advice when he wrote, ‘Cast all your anxiety on [God] because he cares for you.’ It seems that I am so focused on casting my anxiety on God that I pay little attention to the part of the verse that says, ‘because he cares for you.’ Now, each time I pray, I remember to focus on God and the power of God’s loving presence to calm my worries and fear.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – In prayer, I will focus less on needs and requests and more on basking in God’s presence.

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