The Real Wellspring

July 31, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App

The scripture is from Proverbs 4:23, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.”

The devotion is titled The Real Wellspring by Heather Tietz.  This devotion is to remind us to guard our hearts. Jesus is our fountain of living water, The Wellspring. When we draw nearer to Him, all our life loves will fall into place. When this happens, we are a fountain to those around us. We will shower love from the eternal Holy Wellspring that everyone needs.

Reflection: How can each love of our lives be used for God’s glory?

Here was my response: for me, I would align each love of my life to God’s plan for me.

My Prayer for us: Dear Lord, thank You for extending Your mercy to our hearts. Please purify us, wash us clean and draw us nearer to You. We will love You forever. In your name we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/31/07) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible.com The Real Wellspring by Heather Tietz.

I Almost gave Up, But Then…

July 28, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App

The scripture is from John12:24-25, “Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who love his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.”

The devotion is titled I Almost Gave Up, But Then… by Darla Noble.  This devotion is to remind us that God never gives up on us. When we are spiritually shriveled, He doesn’t give up. He keeps taking care of us until we realize all that care and provision will help us grow into so much more than what we would be without Him. We are instructed to continue to be rooted in the love and salvation of Jesus.

Reflection: What incident in your life has left you felling angry, hurt, or resentful? Have you turned this over to the Lord, asking Him to help this make you stronger in your faith?

Here was my response: I had two incidents in my life that left me feeling angry, hurt, and resentful. One was when Mr. Cortez became principal at Silver Wing elementary School and later, the principal at Rice Elementary. I turned both incidents over to the Lord. He resolved them. As a result my faith became stronger because I did rely on the Lord.

My Prayer for us: Dear Heavenly Lord, Please open our eyes to see you clearly. Let us grow in Your ways, thriving in the hope of salvation. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/28/07) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible.com I Almost Gave Up, But Then… by Darla Noble.

God’s Waiting Room

July 27, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App

The scripture is from Psalm 33:20-22, “Our soul has waited for the Lord. He is our help and our shield. For our heart rejoices in him because we have trusted in his holy name. Let your loving kindness be on us, Lord, since have hoped in you.”

The devotion is titled God’s Waiting Room by John Michalak.  This devotion compares a doctor’s waiting room with God’s waiting room. This time it is God who is the doctor we are waiting to see. Just like an earthly doctor, we know we need God. We know He can help us. But we are told we must wait before we can enjoy the full benefits of seeing Him face to face.  

Reflection: In what ways has God helped us lately? In what ways has He been our shield?

Here was my response: God has help me come face to face with my fears and sins. He has shielded me from my fears and sins through His son, Jesus.

My Prayer for us: All-powerful God, Thank you for helping us and shielding us as we go through life on this earth. We will wait, confident in Your mercy. We will trust in Your promises. Thanks to Your love and care, we are filled with hope for the future. In Your Son Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/27/07) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible.com God’s Waiting Room by John Michalak.

Not All fishing Nets Look Alike

July 26, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App

The scripture is from Luke5:4-6, “When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.’ Simon answered him, ‘Master, we worked all night, and caught nothing; but at your word I will let down the net.’ When they had done this, they caught a great multitude of fish, and their net was breaking.”

The devotion is titled Not All fishing Nets Look Alike by Darla Noble.  This devotion reminds me of our situation. It is almost identical to what Darla and her family went through. We were a family of 6. Our situation got so bad that our children were wrapping old toys so there was something underneath the Christmas tree. Like Darla I spent more time worrying about our lack of finances. I felt sorry for what was happening in our lives. Like her, realized how much we really had. We had a place to live, food to eat, healthy children, and a loving supportive church. God never failed us. God had shown us evidence of His miraculous provisions.

Reflection: What are some doubts you have about trusting God to work miracles in your life? Are you going to give them to God and ask him to prove your fears wrong?

Here was my response: After what my family and I had gone through, I have no issues or doubts. If I had any doubts, I will ask Him to prove me wrong.

My Prayer for us: Dear God, Thank you for your many blessings. Thank you for directing us when and where to go “fishing”. Help us to always listen to Your guidance that You provide. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/26/07) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible.com Not All fishing Nets Look Alike by Darla Noble.

The Old Testament’s “Lord’s Prayer”

July 25, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App

The scripture is from Numbers 6:24-26, “The Lord bless you, and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine on you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his face toward you, and give you peace.”

The devotion is titled The Old Testament’s “Lord’s Prayer” by Pastor Ken.  This devotion is summarized that is a promise of divine love, protection, and blessing; authored and spoken by God. There are valid reasons to apply this blessing to our lives. 1. We need God’s protection in this unsafe world. 2. We need God’s grace because we are all sinners. 3. We need inner peace that can only be found in God. God never calls us to do anything without His peace and protection, and presence.

Reflection: What is something from which you need protection? What is something for which you want grace. What is something that disturbs your peace? Give them all to Jesus today.

Here was my response: I need protection from scams. I am very gullible to them. I need grace when I fall to temptation. I still focus too much on mistakes and passed sins I committed. Today, Lord Jesus, I give all the above to You. I strongly suggest you do the same.

My Prayer for us: Dear Jesus, You are the Prince of Peace, so please fill us with Your peace. Please bless us and keep us. Make Your face shine upon us. Let us enjoy every moment of our lives knowing You are with us. In Your name we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/25/07) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible.com The Old Testament’s “Lord’s Prayer” by Pastor Ken.