Dating daily devotional
If Paul was in touch with his own thoughts and feelings when he wrote to Philemon, he could state his case without deploying manipulative or subversive tactics.
He could focus on Philemon’s well-being and circumstances while maintaining his own perspective.
— Philemon 1:8–9 During the Reformation, when Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli were exchanging strong words about Biblical interpretations and ecclesiastical practices, Zwingli spent a troubled morning walking the mountain trails of his beloved Switzerland.
From a distance he observed two goats making their way toward each other on a path barely stitched to the side of a cliff.
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As she passed in front of me, we recognized each other. Earlier, I had pulled up to the gas pump, paid the cashier in cash and then !! In a flash, I was out the door and on my way back to the gas station. I prayed the whole way there, “Please Lord, let the same cashier still be working. ” I screeched into the parking lot on two wheels , ran inside, and blurted out, “Do you remember me? ” I thanked her profusely and breathed a big sigh of relief. In that moment, the Lord spoke to my heart as if to say, “My sweet daughter, so many times you pull up a chair to spend time with me and fill up your soul on my daily bread, only to be distracted and leave empty. ” Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. Let’s Pray Dear Lord, Who am I that You are mindful of me? Write down the verses that move your heart the most today. More from the Girlfriends Did you ever start a Bible Study and not finish? Don’t let the unfinished studies in your desk keep you from going after what you truly know your heart and soul needs.
She is the secretary for a local church where I had ministered in the past. I grabbed a piping hot dark roast, added a happy little splash of half and half, and settled down with my Bible and journal for some one-on-One time with the Lord. And, to answer the question you’re surely asking, “no…I didn’t even have a receipt to prove that I had paid.” This was not good. ” The cashier turned to me with a smile and a receipt in her hand and said, “I know exactly who you are! Rest assured, each time you return to my heart and to my Word, my response is the same to you: “I know exactly who you are! Thank You for remembering me, and for engraving my name on the palms of your hands. In Jesus’ Name, Amen Now It’s Your Turn Is there a place of panic in your heart that needs to be handed to the Prince of Peace? RESPONSE TIME: Click over to my blog and list 3 ways that God changes your panic into peace. JOIN Girlfriends in God cofounder Gwen Smith for an inductive online Bible study that can be done in the comfort of your home and in a timeframe that fits with your personal schedule.
Finding Strength in Submission Verse: Philemon 1:1–25 Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love.
I would love to say that the detail-oriented-woman in me rocks my days, but that’s not always the case.