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A Monday through Friday Devotional
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This week's topic is:
This week we will highlight
the shepherd boy
David was once a young boy.
As a young boy:
David didn't look special to the outside world.
David didn't seem to be unique...
But he was!
David's Heavenly Father
lovingly made him
in his mother's womb,
God had a special plan for David.
You may not LOOK special to the outside world.
People may not automatically
gravitate to you.
People may not easily see
that you are an amazing person.
the truth is you are
Special and Wonderful
Awesome and Amazing!
Some may see you as just ordinary -
as people did David.
Some may see you as just an ordinary person
like a shepherd boy -
God sees you
as something wonderful!
God lovingly made you in your mother's womb,
God has a special plan for your life.
God loves you with all his heart!
Yes, God loves you.
Yes, God made you unique.
Yes, God made you wonderfully unique.
God sees you as precious, valuable,
I pray that you will allow this song
to draw you closer to God
and help you to step into your destiny.
Put yourself in the place of David
God's destiny for YOU!
The words are written at the bottom of the page.
I invite you to listen
to this lovely lady
as she gives us a little devotional
about her life
that is related to the song
David said many profound things
in the Bible.
Today we highlight one of those profound things.
David said to God:
"Thy gentleness hath made me great."
Found in - Psalm 18:35 and 2 Samuel 22:36
More Wednesday Thoughts
The gentleness of God is powerful.
Gentleness is one of the
9 Fruit of the Spirit
found in Galatians 5:22-23.
I want to allow your gentleness
to flow through me
Remind me, Lord.
"David is a man after God's own heart."
I've often wondered about how David touched God's heart in such a great way.
Today I'm going to highlight one thing
that I think is amazing.
In 2 Samuel chapter eleven, David sexually sinned with Bathsheba.
Then David had Bathsheba's husband, Uriah, killed.
After his terrible sins, David ignored God's voice of conviction that whispered to his heart.
God sent a prophet named Nathan to convict David of his sins.
Sometimes when we don't listen to God's
conviction, he sends someone to speak directly
to us in order to expose our sins to us.
After Nathan spoke words of conviction
to King David,
David did a surprising thing - an amazing thing!
David refused to try to justify his sins.
David refused to try to defend himself.
David refused to criticize something
so that it took the spotlight off himself.
David refused to harden his heart.
David quickly accepted responsibility.
He truly repented.
We see David's repentant thoughts about this time in his life in Psalm 51.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God;
renew a right spirit within me."
Psalm 51 exposes the pain of sin
shows us the
Promise of Redemption
(Consider reading Psalm 51 today.)
Instead of choosing an ungodly response,
to take responsibility and repent.
David chose to draw close to the Lord.
I've lived a long time and from what I've experienced - David did a rare thing that day when he rightly received Nathan's words of conviction. I want to imitate that kind of humbleness in my life.
God was very pleased
about David's reaction to Nathan.
God wants us to be inspired
by the story of David
respond quickly to God's conviction
and truly repent.
Let's be inspired
to choose to be
a man or woman
after God's own heart.
And let's be determined
to choose to stay so close to God
that we do not
do such painful sins
that cause such awful consequences.
Would you consider
joining me in prayer?
Prayer for Yielding
I want to be humble before you.
Teach me your ways.
I will walk with you.
Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com
An Inspirational and Beautiful
Song of Healing
A Song of Motivation
A Beautiful Song
As we are entering a new month,
let's ask God to help us
enter into gentleness,
repentance in a deeper way from now on.
Day after day,
the ocean stays in the boundaries
you have set for it.
Day after day,
I go outside the boundaries
you have set for me.
The reasons vary,
but the result is always the same.
I sin and fall short of the glory of God.
Lord, I am here at your throne,
desiring your forgiveness.
I thank you for your mercy
that is always ready to reach out to me.
I confess my sins
I receive your abundant pardon.
Lord, I ask for a fresh new motivation
to follow your will and your ways.
May my words and actions this day
be pleasing in your sight.
Copyright © 2005 Beth McLendon of Inspirational – Prayers.com
Shepherd Boy lyrics
One by one Jesse's sons
Stood before the prophet
Their father knew a king
Would soon be found
And each one passed
Except the last
No one thought to call him
Surely he would never
Wear a crown
But when others see a shepherd boy
God may see a king
Even though your life seems filled
With ordinary things
In just a moment He can touch you
And everything will change
When others see a shepherd boy
God may see a king
One by one problems come
And dreams get shattered
And sometimes it's hard
But things like chance
They don't really matter
Our Father holds tomorrow
In His hands
Well it wasn't the oldest
It wasn't the strongest
Chosen on that day
And yet the giants fell
And nations trembled
When they stood in his way
First presented the week of August 29, 2016