Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mamaw's Sunday Devotional by Learning to Be Content: His Heavenly Sunlight

 Joan from Learning to be Content Blog kindly let me post one of her beautiful blog post, His Heavenly Sunlight.

 His Heavenly Sunlight

The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

Psalm 103:8 (NASB)

We all have days when we feel unappreciated and unloved. The sun isn’t shining and something is amiss in our souls. The devil beckons us to play the re-runs of failures and tempts us to relive our most painful memories. He wants us to hang our heads, feel defeated and wallow in our misery and insecurity.

But, we can make a choice as soon as the old tape begins to play those troubling tunes. We can turn to God; seek His face, read His Word, take His hand, claim His promises, dwell in His presence and rest in His love. In our darkest hours, God wants us to find His Heavenly sunlight.

God doesn’t judge us like the world does. He is the Father of compassion. David expresses it so well in

A Psalm of David

Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

The LORD performs righteous deeds
And judgments for all who are oppressed.
He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the sons of Israel.
The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
For He Himself knows our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.

As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
When the wind has passed over it, it is no more,
And its place acknowledges it no longer.
But the lovingkindness of the LORD
is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
To those who keep His covenant
And remember His precepts to do them.

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all.
Bless the LORD, you His angels,
Mighty in strength, who perform His word,
Obeying the voice of His word!
Bless the LORD, all you His hosts,
You who serve Him, doing His will.
Bless the LORD, all you works of His,
In all places of His dominion;
Bless the LORD, O my soul!

My Women of Faith NIV Study Bible suggests we read Romans 12: 9-21 and list at least 20 ways we can love others as God loves us. It is His heart’s desire to love us and let His love flow through us to others. We can share God’s Heavenly sunlight and His love with someone today. Is there someone you could reach out to today? It might be as simple as giving them a hug.

By His Grace,


My Thoughts:
I hope this touched your heart and blessed you as much as it did for me.

Have a Blessed Day,
Patricia aka Mamaw

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