Morning Prayer

“Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.”

[1 John 4:4]

Father God,

Today, the car may not start, the pipe may burst, the boss may do me wrong, but let me not forget that Your Spirit lives in me, and that I am called in these moments of trial to stand out in the crowd.

Amen

Evening Prayer

I pray that, as you desire to be united with Christ, you may also desire to be united with the members of the church. May you share the same spirit and purpose as your brothers and sisters in Christ. May you contribute to the strengthening of the church by encouraging, edifying, and instructing your brothers and sisters. May you also welcome encouragement, edification and instruction from them. Most of all, may you show you are one with them through your love, for this is how all men will know that you are a true disciple of Christ.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Quotes

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. [John 15:13]

Helping a friend in need may be just a simple act of kindness, but the importance here is about relationships. We don’t necessarily think about “maintaining” relationships but rather directing our time to things that matter to us. Take a break from your busy life and think of a starving relationship you can feed. It could blossom into something so beautiful only God could have touched it.

Evening Devotional

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. [John 15:13]

Helping a friend in need may be just a simple act of kindness, but the importance here is about relationships. We don't necessarily think about “maintaining” relationships but rather directing our time to things that matter to us. Take a break from your busy life and think of a starving relationship you can feed. It could blossom into something so beautiful only God could have touched it.

Morning Prayer

“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”

[Philippians 4:12]

Father God,

Today, I look around me and though I may not own a Rolls Royce, or live up on the hill in the 20-room mansion, I am blessed. Let me not forget that whether I am abased or abound, I have every reason to give thanks.

Amen

Morning Devotional

After his meeting with God on the mountain, Moses returned to the people with God's law in hand to show them the way to live.

The disciples left the mountain with Jesus, returning to his ministry of teaching and healing, and looking toward resurrection.

Close encounters with God lead us to praise, then off the mountaintops and into life. The glory of God has never been about putting on a light show. The glory of God is in the character of God, and off the mountain, we can reflect that character. When we've experienced the glory of the God of justice, we act justly. When we've experienced the glory of the God of righteousness, we act rightly.

On the mountain we soak in the light of glory; off the mountain, may we reflect that light in every word and action. May we, like Moses and Aaron and Samuel, still call on God's name. Because even off the mountain, God still answers. God still gives instructions for living, and God still forgives when we go wrong.

~ Nikki Finkelstein-Blair ~