Christian Daily Devotional | Chapter 9 BIBLE STUDY W/ LO The enemy has distorted one of the simplest things, which is allowing Christ to forgive us of our mistakes and past, and holding on to guilt, or thinking that someone like you can’t be saved. It takes one step to be saved and forgiven after that you just have to ask the Holy Spirit to help you daily. You’ll do better. 9 … “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” 3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’?
Inspirational Devotion Not too long ago I came across this devotional that I wrote to myself when I was feeling really stagnant in my relationship with Christ. Church had become boring, and I really needed a change. I lamented to my husband about my feelings and decided to get real with myself and really evaluate the problem by writing it down. And this is what came out… I recently had a thought about my relationship with God and how it has changed over the years. At times it’s on fire and I’m full of Godly motivation, but recently I’ve found myself without zeal for God. Almost with an “I’ve heard it all before” attitude. I compare it to the feeling of being a mathematician and feeling like your sitting in Algebra class. There have literally been times in Bible study or regular service when I’ve wanted to raise my hand and say, “I’m sorry, but I think we did this same lesson last week?” Not to say I’m an expert in all things Godly, because I’m not! But I have been going to chu
I dreaded having a child one day. Not because I didn't want children. On the contrary, I knew I wanted kids, a few of them. But the thought of having to birth and raise a baby was not something I truthfully looked forward to. Fortunately, most, if not all of my trepidation, was assuaged by my relationship with God. How you ask? Well, In a series of three posts I'm going to share with you how God has "stepped in" and truly made motherhood the most joyous and life changing experience for my faith and therefore my life. God cares deeply about mothers (as we get our motherhood traits from Him). I'll begin with the first testimony The Rocking Chair... As a mother I've been putting my faith to use daily in order to alleviate much of the stress that comes along with caring for another human being. One of the most stressful moments throughout my day was bedtime. The older Autumn got the more "issues" I had with getting her to sleep. It cause