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Mid- Week Devotion
June 15, 2022
The God Who Shows Off Broken Seashells
MIDWEEK MEDITATION BY DEBRA KENES – MAY 18, 2022
As I get older, I use a lot of post it notes! My mom was a creator of lists. She used them as reminders and guides and I am following in her footsteps. My short term memory is not what it use to be so they are an important part of my day. I think God uses post it notes too. Not because He can’t remember but as pointers for us. I read a daily devotional recently (a post it note from HIM?) that talked about His glory and how we miss seeing it. In Romans 1:20, we are reminded of this…. Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. To glorify God is to make Him easy to see. We become God’s Post-It Notes to the world! Wow! I decided to take a day and do my best to see God’s notes to me.
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Mid Week Devotion by Debra Kenes
March 2, 2022
My husband had a MG car before we were married and loved it. Right before he met me, he traded it in for an MGB – that had a hatch. He also had a St. Bernard that traveled everywhere with him. The dog was used to riding in the passenger seat. When I came along, the dog was determined to NOT give up his seat. Often I would end up riding in the hatch back part. After we were married, we sold that car to get one with a bit more room. However, Darryl never lost his love for his first MG. He has been hunting for a replacement for about a year. After several tries, we found a ’66 in Cabot, PA. The car has been residing in a garage for quite a while. The prior owner died and his son was not interested in restoring it to its former beauty. Former beauty. Don’t we all wish we looked, moved, remembered like we used to? We’re a bit like this car – feeling rusted, worn out, sometimes unwanted - not having the steam or maneuverability we would like. If this Cabot car had feelings, I imagine, she would be so happy about going to a new home and getting a do over. We also have that ability for a do over. Every.Single.Day! God offers us a new paint job, better brakes, a quiet muffler, a motor that purrs – if we repent, if we pick a better road, if we are grateful and full of praise to Him. The scriptures tell us:
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Isaiah 40:31 But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
2 Corinthians 4:16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Yahoo, we are a new creation! Just as we hope to redo this car, we pray to renew ourselves and be better tomorrow than we were today.
Creator of all things, we give you thanks for allowing us to be new each day. Forgive us for sometimes “rusting” due to staying in place and not motoring. Move us, drive us to being refinished and refined and more like you. Amen.