Daily Inspirational Thoughts
to bless your life.
A Monday through Sunday devotional
A Daily Devotional
with your host Beth McLendon
This week's topic:
from our website
Have a Problem?
Sometimes you just need a manual.
In 2021, I suggest we need an
We have e-books.
We have e-commerce.
What we really need is an
Have you ever searched for a manual
to help you fix a problem?
Even before looking for a manual,
the first place
we should look is to
Jesus is called "Emmanuel"
"God with us."
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Psalm 103:1a KJV
In Psalm 103, we are taught to say,
"Bless the Lord, O my soul."
My soul is my mind, my will, and my emotions.
To bless the Lord with my mind, I must think about God, read the Bible, and pray to God.
To bless the Lord with my will, I must be obedient to God.
To bless the Lord with my emotions, I must work on self-control. I need to stir up godly emotions and take control over ungodly emotions. I need to be aware that many things can powerfully pull at my emotions.
people I choose to be around,
The circumstances that I allow in my life, and
The entertainment that I choose
will greatly affect
My mind, and My will.
God wants us
uncomfortable with sin.
Reading God's Word
will make us uncomfortable with sin.
Do you want to be uncomfortable with sin?
My Morning Prayer today
Lord of all Creation,
You are worthy.
You are worthy of my time.
You are worthy of my attention.
You are worthy of my devotion.
I will live my life for you.
Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com
We can always "prove" that we are right,
but is the Lord convinced?
Proverbs 16:2 TLB
I memorized that scripture
many years ago,
many times remembering it
has kept me from wrong paths.
as I am talking with the Lord,
I realize that I am trying to
to see things my way.
I'm trying to prove that I'm right.
It is at that moment
that I realize that
my thoughts and my actions
need to change
to be pleasing to God.
Following God is supposed to be about
God convincing me,
The thoughts below are
from a letter to the editor
in a newspaper in Georgia
many years ago.
I cut the letter out and kept it,
I thought it made some important points.
I hope you consider this a worthwhile
if you struggle with the concept
of a loving God allowing evil
perhaps for someone that you know -
who is struggling
with his or her concept of a loving God.
The Title of the Article is
Fiend or Friend
Editor: I get it. Either God prevents all atrocity or he is a fiend.
But since he doesn’t cause these cruelties, he’s at least a benign fiend, right?
His actual fiendishness, then, is that he gave us free will, so that we are capable of bad acts.
And the flip side is that we’re also capable of good acts.
So he lets us grow if we choose, but fiendishly fails to provide constant intervention to make everything perfect, which would relegate us to the status of robot angels. Which, to some, would seem really fiendish.
I guess one man’s fiend is another man’s friend.
Robert Meyer, Alpharetta, Georgia
"I bless the holy name of God with all my heart.
Yes, I will bless the Lord and
not forget the glorious things
he does for me."
Psalm 103:1-2 TLB
You have done many glorious things for me.
Today I will spend some quality time remembering the glorious things you have done for me.