Nov 20, 2023
Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word. If you want to leave comments or feedback, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Blessings come from our Heavenly Father. I am showered with His blessings every day. God bless you.
The scripture is from Ezekiel 43:26: “I will make them and the place around my hill a blessing. I will cause the shower to come down in its season. There will be showers of blessing.”
The devotion is titled God’s Presence is the Present by Beatrice Jean-Baptiste. The author starts by recalling a poem-turned-hymn based on Ezikiel 43:26-28. This passage was filled with a powerful promise for God’s people. She goes on to the story of a Civil War Major and hero, Daniel Whittle. He lost his right arm and became a prisoner of war. He started to read a New Testament Bible. In God’s sovereign grace, an orderly request that he pray for dying soldier. He prayed for the dying soldier and confessed his own sins, and surrendered to God. God showered him with inexplicable blessings. In Ezekiel 34, God promised to bless His people safety and tranquility with His holy presence. The showers of blessings we need are found in God’s presence, the greatest presence.
Reflections, Questions, and Challenges for Us: How has God blessed you recently? When do you feel God’s the most?
Here is my response, yours may be different: God has blessed me daily by being able to spread His blessings to others. I always feel God’s presence.
A Personal Prayer for us: Gracious God, many times we relegate Your blessings to material goods such as houses, cars, and wealth. But the greatest blessing You have given us is Jesus Christ Himself. Please bless us to know You more intimately. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Inspirations (2023/20/11) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible. God’s Presence is the Present by Beatrice Jean-Baptiste.