Devotion 21/8/2016

Sometimes, I find meaningful words/verses/phrases and I do a screenshot of them. But somehow, an idea struck me today and I thought, “Why not just do a weekly Sunday thing?” Just in case the phone dies and the screenshots disappeared *choy!*

The madness has arrived and slowly consuming us. Need to take some time to consolidate the deadlines so that I can have the bigger picture. But I think it is more likely that I will end up living by the day/week instead. Even with the bigger picture.

Glad that things went pretty okay this week (: Thank you, God. I realised the importance of being thankful and appreciative of what you have. If you don’t do that, you’ll always be unhappy. You can blame that unhappiness on your friends, family and the universe. But ultimately, nothing is going to change. You’ll never be satisfied. Yes, talking about someone I know. Sigh.

Okay, no emo! Glad that I met some fun people during the GESL leader training today! Next week is going to be challenging. 3 days of 8.30am lessons, 3 days of 7.30pm lessons. Assignment coming up. Omona. I can do this! (:

Lord, thank you for teaching me the importance of being appreciative. Please provide me with the strength, perseverance and energy that I’ll need to get through this coming week. Guide me in my interactions with people too. Amen.

A passive person gives up but the expectant person, on the other hand, is hopeful, believing the answer is just around the corner, due to arrive any minute. God, I want to wait expectantly, not passively. I’ll keep asking You for my breakthrough, knowing full well that You’ll bring it at the right time.  – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. – Matthew 7:7

God, I accept Your timing. I may not always understand, but I know Your ways are perfect and I completely trust in You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

A good name is more desirable than great riches. – Proverbs 22:1

Lord, I have weaknesses that I’m ashamed of, but holding on to them won’t do me any good. I choose to be open about my flaws so that You can help me overcome them. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Instead, we reject secrecy and shameful actions. We don’t use deception, and we don’t tamper with God’s words. – 2 Corinthians 4:2

Father in Heaven, thank You for the light of Jesus that came into the world and for the light He has brought into my life. Help me to remain grateful and to be Your light in the dark world around me. – ODB, 16 August 2016

God, I’m ready to change and live with the mind of Christ. Help me to only think about what is true, honorable, pure, lovely, kind, gracious, virtuous – whatever is of You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

I know that prayer isn’t a good-luck charm. But I come to You now, Lord, because there’s no one better to talk to. I trust You with all of my circumstances today. God will never turn away whoever turns to Him in faith. – ODB, 18 August 2016

Holy Spirit, don’t let me be too intense. Help me remember to give myself permission to lighten up and celebrate Your goodness every day. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

If we compare ourselves with our difficulties, we will always be overwhelmed. Faith looks away from the greatness of the undertaking to the greatness of an ever-present, all-powerful God. Dear Lord, when the ‘giants’ in my life begin to overwhelm me with fear, help me to trust in You. – ODB, 20 August 2016

When pride comes, so does shame, but wisdom brings humility. – Proverbs 11:2

God, I want to abide in You and Your Word every day. When trials come my way, I pray that You would use them to make me stronger and spread Your Word to those around me. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

I know that prayer isn’t a good-luck charm. But I come to You now, Lord, because there’s no one better to talk to. I trust You with all of my circumstances today. God will never turn away whoever turns to Him in faith. – ODB, 18 August 2016

Amen.

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