Saturday, June 28, 2008

HomeWord Devotional

The devotional is posted here if you wish to read!

1. Think about your day yesterday. What can you give God thanks for?

Oh, lots of things! I can give God thanks for a beautiful day and a tad bit of rain. For the swimming party we had to end up a great week of Vacation Bible School. For a nap and for leftover vegetable beef soup. For not having to show everyone myself in my bathing suit, in other words, for Chris getting into the pool with Adam instead of me! For Chris finding his wallet. For not losing our bathing suits when they fell out of our bags. For the fact that even though we DID leave bathing suits in the hotel in Alabama, it was only bathing suits that can be replaced. For a good nights' sleep. For friends who I often don't get time to chat with, and good conversation.

2. What situations or tasks will you face in your life today? Pray and ask God for help in these things.
Honestly, the day is mostly over, and it has been a good one. For the rest of the day, I will face bath time and lots of laundry I need to do, and picking up the house. I need to also find something for children's church--but I just had an inspiration of how to extend what we've discussed at VBS!

Further reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:18; James 1:17

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (The Message)
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.

James 1:16-18 (The Message)
So, my dear friends, don't get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes from Heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.