• Mondays with God

Dear friends, This will be my last devotion until next fall.¬†¬†In addition to enjoying all the summer activities and grandchildren, I will use that time to reflect on what God would have me write about next.¬†¬†This time with the word ‚Äúlet‚ÄĚ has really increased my desire to be more intentional in living out my faith.¬†¬†I hope ‚Äúlet‚Äô has blessed and encouraged you too.¬†¬†love and prayers, susie

 

April 22, 2019

mondays and let a journey in faithful living

 

Review with me our journey with the word¬†‚Äúlet‚ÄĚ:

 

We began with letting our gentleness be evident to all  Phil 4: 5

Let your gentleness be evident to all, the Lord is near.

 

Next we began removing the plank of faults from our own eyes before we criticized

 the specks of others  Matt 7: 4

How can you say to your brother, "Let me take the speck out of your eye 

when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?

We sought to let our life-thirsts be filled by Jesus John 7: 37

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice,

 "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink."

 

We focused our ears on hearing Jesus’ voice  Luke 8: 4-8

When he said this, he called out, "Whoever has ears  other, let them hear."

We stopped our anxious living and let Jesus be our peace John 14: 27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I leave you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 

We lifted our voices to exalt the name of Jesus Psalm 34: 3

Glorify the Lord with me, let us exalt his name together.

We committed to being faithful in prayer   Psalm 32: 6

Therefore let all the faithful pray to God while He may be found.

We moved our loving from not only words but also into action 1John 3: 18

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with action and in truth.

 

We developed our discernment skills so we could determine what is right and good  Job 34: 4

Let us discern for ourselves what is right, let us learn together what is good.

We offered words of thanksgiving as we counted our blessings.  Psalm 107: 31

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.

We prayed and sang God’s praises  James 5: 13

Is anyone among you in trouble?  Let them pray.  Is anyone happy? 

Let them sing songs of praise.

We let our light shine for the Lord and refused to let the world’s problems

 dim our light Matt 5: 16

In the same way, let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds

 and glorify your Father in heaven.

Our study of "let" reminds us that our walk of faith is an intentional one asking only that we give God our best for we are recipients of His great love and grace.

 

seeking with you to always let our hearts be faithful, susie

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