Rev Ray’s November 19, 2021 Devotion
November 19, 2021, 9:08 AM

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life." Psalm 143:8

 One of life's financial lessons that is hard for many to learn is also a spiritual failure in many of our lives. If we deposit little into the bank, and withdraw much, life will soon be in the red. As a pastor, I find that to be true when a good amount of time is spent in the Bible preparing sermons and lessons, while failing to maintain personal time with God. 

 When that happens, I am reminded that Jesus spent long hours and nights alone in prayer with his Father; then how much more do we all need this discipline. I agree with E. Stanley Jones, "I am better or worse as I pray more or less."  

 The young Christian couple determined that they would have a time of devotion and prayer every morning before leaving for work. All was well until the morning they overslept. Frustrated and rushed the husband grabbed his coffee and started out the door. "What about our prayer time?" the wife asked. He answered, "I will pray on the way, God will hear me." Then with calm wisdom she said, "I know that he will; but will you hear God?"

 Someone has written these words, and they are good for every child of God to read: "In the pure, strong hour of the morning, when the soul of the day is at its best, lean upon the windowsill of the Lord and look into his face, and get orders for the day. Then go out into the world with a sense of a hand upon your shoulder and not a chip." 

 Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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