Daily Devotion Monday, February 3

Monday, February 03, 2014 ­ Psalm 62; Genesis 19:1-17 (18-23) 24-29; Hebrews 11:1-12 and John 6:27-40

Psalm 62 – 1   For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2   He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall never be shaken. ….

8   Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.   

Well as many of you know I was excited to watch this year’s Super Bowl game. Denver was in it and it was my hope that we’d walk away with another Lombardi Trophy. Seattle played an excellent game. They truly prevailed in all aspects of the game. It was a painful game to watch, but I watched till the bitter end.

Yesterday morning in worship I preached on how we as God’s people are blessed no matter what life deals us. Throughout the day this proved true. The Super Bowl was and will continue to be only a game with no eternal consequences. Here’s a post I put on Facebook.

Sometimes life events put life in perspective. Because of the snow in our area, Phyllis slip and slided her car into a power pole next to our house. She’s fine. Car totaled. Just heard that Mackenzie’s teacher’s husband was hurt in an accident where he was pinned between two cars. He’s being operated on at this time in Springfield. Life perspective – Denver 0 Seahawks 22 no big deal.

Yes, I put that on Facebook at halftime. Game got worse from that, but it’s only a game. Mackenzie’s teacher’s husband – Austin will be staying in the hospital for quite some time. He was seriously injured. Please keep him in your prayers in the days and weeks to come.

Here’s some things from our scriptures that guides me today.

Hebrews 11:1-12 –1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. ….

6And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

John 6:27-40 – 27“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” …

40This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”

So my friends put all your faith in God and work for the food that endures for eternal life.

O God, yesterday many people were in accidents in our area. Austin is in critical condition, place your healing hands upon him and heal him inside and out. Be with Mackenzie’s teacher as she goes through this difficult time. Watch over her and surround her with many family members and saints of the church. I give thanks that Phyllis is okay and that we got 230,000 plus miles on the 4-runner accident free and that it helped protect her when she had her accident. O God, help us when life events cause us to lose our perspective that what’s ultimately important is believing, having faith in you – who was, who is and who will always be. Amen.

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