No Shortcuts…

Good morning, Precious Family:

I hope this week’s devotional finds you filled with peace, hope, love, and joy. I pray all four things are a part of your life as a result of your walk with Christ Jesus. Peace, hope, love, and joy, not as the world gives, as the world’s ways are fleeting and temporary.

In today’s desire for instant gratification and satisfaction of the flesh, many people sound like Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory singing, ‘I Want It Now.’ When instead we should sound more like Men of Standard singing, ‘In Your Will.’

What does it mean to know the Lord’s will? There are no shortcuts. Knowing the Lord’s will requires time spent together with the Lord by reading the Word of God, praying, and becoming sensitive to the voice and moving of the Holy Spirit.

Words of Thankfulness and Hope

Psalm 86:11-13

New International Version

11 Teach me your way, Lord,
    that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
    that I may fear your name.
12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
    I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your love toward me;
    you have delivered me from the depths,
    from the realm of the dead.

Song of Worship

Men of Standard #MalacoRecords

Family, I pray for your strength, daily, in the Lord. Ask the Lord to teach you how to love. Ask the Lord to teach you how to be pleasing in His sight. Ask the Lord to teach you how to be a living sacrifice that puts His needs before your own. #NoShortCuts

Your sister in Christ,

Rev. Marcia Davis

Covington, GA

How Great!!!

Good morning, Precious Family:

I pray this week finds you in mindset of thankfulness and gratitude. We have so much to be thankful for each day.

One of the hardest lessons I had to learn years ago was that no matter the circumstance, I had to have an attitude of thankfulness and gratitude.

When life seems that it can not possibly get any more challenging or trying, that is the time to give God thanks. I know what I’m saying sounds completely backward, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

The purpose of having a spirit of thanksgiving is because it is a posture of worship. Worship is a second by second and minute by minute active posture. Our posture tells God that we trust the process of the perfect work of the cross being completed in us until we see God face to face.

Scriptures of Hope and Promises

Philippians 1:6

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Song of Worship and Praise

Family, I am confident in God’s love. It gives me hope and peace. May this same hope and peace be with you at all times and in every circumstance.

I love you all with the amazing and everlasting love of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior, and Redeemer. Amen.

Your sister in Christ,

Rev. Marcia Davis

Sacred Journey Devotionals

Covington, GA