Jon DeWitt is a good friend and former neighbor of mine. He does two things are are innovative and helpful, well, I”m sure there are more than two but you know what I'm saying :) He put together a bookmark that has favorite Bible scriptures alphabetized by subjects. You can look up anxious or courage or sleepless and find verses that will help. I'm sure he would be glad to tell you where you could pick up one if you contact him at Dewittj@live.com.
The second thing he does is publish a daily devotional. He wants you to know he doesn't write them all, he just passes them on to encourage people. I especially enjoyed today's on Psalm 46:10. If you want to sign up for the daily devo just write him. Even more importantly, press into God daily. Be still before Him and know He is God.
Hi friends, Attached are some encouraging devotionals that talk to “MARRIAGES”. Due to the demographics of people who are seeking HIS truth daily, I want to get these out but don't want to discourage those who are singles, divorced, teens etc. If you are married, I pray with all my heart that you “READ THEM” if you know married friends etc, forward this to them, if you are NEITHER, they will come in handy for you some day as well. Love to all who read this today. IN HIS GRACE…………Jon!
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
Former CBS anchor, Dan Rather, found himself unprepared for a television interview with Mother Teresa. Ron Mehl described the encounter this way: “All of Dan's standard approaches were inadequate. And the little nun from Calcutta didn't seem inclined to make his task easier. “When you pray,” asked Dan, “what do you say to God?” “I don't say anything,” she replied. “I listen.” Dan tried another tack. “Well, okay… when God speaks to you, then, what does He say?” “He doesn't say anything. He listens.” Dan looked bewildered. For an instant, he didn't know what to say. “And if you don't understand that,” Mother Teresa added, “I can't explain it to you.”
It's in the place of silence that the Holy Spirit boils the truth we receive from Scripture down to its essence, reveals specific insights that are pertinent, and then applies them to our most perplexing problems and our most stubborn misconceptions. As He transforms our heart to beat in harmony with His, our decisions begin to accomplish His will and we begin to reflect His character.
Go ahead, try it. Open the Word of God in a peaceful place and sit in quietness before Him. In time, the Holy Spirit will illuminate a passage and it will come to life in your mind. Before you know it, the knotty situation that drove you to distraction will unravel. As you learn to “be still” in God's presence, your greatest problems will suddenly become more manageable. He will reveal Himself to you. He will calm your emotions and relieve your mind. You'll discover new direction, freedom from worry, and a fresh sense of peace.
“I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest.” Proverbs 24:32-33