Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Upper Room Devotional

daily words of wisdom and faith
  1. Today’s Reflection WITH REMARKABLE FREQUENCY, the first word God speaks to individuals and groups poised at the edge of momentous decision or holy encounter is this: “Do not be afraid. Do not fear.” What is intended goes beyond an attitude adjustment on our part. What is intended are lives empowered by that decisive word, so […]
  2. Today’s Reflection FEAR IS A GREAT MOTIVATOR, but it is not a saving one. Fear can generate many things, but it cannot generate the gospel’s core: love. First John 4:18a is not engaging in sophistry when it says, “There is no fear in love.” It is telling the truth about Christian discipleship. It is telling […]
  3. Today’s Reflection GOD, WE GIVE YOU THANKS for the grace that lies at the heart of our faith. Even as we fall short in our response to your love and your call, your grace still abounds. We see your grace in the sunlight that warms the earth and in the starts that light the sky. […]
  4. Today’s Reflection LORD, I resolve to live more fully in [2018], each day brighter, more purposeful, full of faith and not of fear. Give me courage to accept life’s adventures and faith to avoid second guesses. Grant me strength to say YES to the life you want me to live. Help me to hope in […]
  5. Today’s Reflection AS YOU LISTEN TO OTHERS, trust that God will help you tune in to what they are really saying. Be still; allow your heart as well as your mind to open up to the person who is speaking. Pray for guidance and understanding. – Patricia Wilson The Mindful Manager: The God Factor at […]