Daily Wisdom Devotional

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Daily Wisdom: January 3

John 12:32 NET – And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

Source: Daily Wisdom – http://www.youdevotion.com/wisdom/january/3

Trust

flyover (640x415)Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
 ~Matthew 6:26

birds of the air

Using Our Gifts

hummingbird moth 4 (640x424)“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.”

~1 Peter 4:10-11 (NLT)

A Reminder from Micah

yellow and pink rose (640x424)O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 (NLT)

Filled with Joy and Peace

Purple African Daisy (640x424)May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)

Bearing Fruit in Every Good Work

Cherries 2 (640x424)I am joining over 10,000  women in the Living Proof Ministries (Beth Moore) scripture memory challenge for 2013. On the first and fifteenth of each month, you post a verse on the LPM blog that particularly applies to your life at that moment. The goal is to end the year with 24 new verses added to your memory bank and to grow in a greater awareness of God’s Holy Word. My first verse is from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience. Colossians 1: 10-11 (NIV)

Accomplishing Words

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven

and do not return there but water the earth,

making it bring forth and sprout,

giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth,

it shall not return to me empty,

but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,

and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55: 10-11 (English Standard Version)

Just as rain and snow descend from the skies

and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,

Doing their work of making things grow and blossom,

producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,

So will the words that come out of my mouth

not come back empty-handed.

They’ll do the work I sent them to do,

They’ll complete the assignment I gave them

Isaiah 55: 10-11 (The Message)

Landscaping with the Word

In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.

James 1: 21 (The Message)

Give Thanks

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say this— Psalm 107: 1-2a (NIV) Continue reading

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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3: 17-18 (NIV)

Wisdom

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Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)

Renewing the Mind