ODB: Shackled But Not Silent

If you’ve already read today’s Our Daily Bread devotional did you wonder about the title? Shackled but not silent… I suppose that depends on where you are from. I reside in the U.S. I wonder what someone in another country would think if they were to read today’s title.

While reading the story, I thought about people who are, in their minds and hearts segregated or prefer some individuals than others. Yes. I am talking about first, race and then there being reason of dislike toward another for whatever reason. Here I am speaking of race though to stay on topic. This group of individuals that were unlawfully arrested, they were black I believe. I’ve come to that belief because I know some of my history. I see myself as black. That’s the label and has been the label for many many years. I wondered how that individual felt about reading the first paragraph of our daily bread, IF they do read or IF they happen to read today’s Our Daily Bread.

Moving on. I enjoyed reading today’s reading. Both the scripture and the following story. Strength is seen in those who can worship God and sing praise through such an ordeal. In the story shared and in the Bible (Acts 16:25-34) both parties or groups worshiped God. They sang. Praise God that they had such strength, boldness, ability and courage to -sing – no, to worship. Hallelujah!

If faced with such an ordeal or situation my prayer is that I will worship my Abba. That I will worship my God and set my heart upon Him and not upon what will happen, ‘IF.’ The, ‘IF,’ in life can be heartbreaking. The most recent occurrence of this happening to me was after my ex and I broke up. Thanks be to God I realized what was going on. For I cried because I thought about the IF’s. If this or that. More specifically, the, ‘WHAT IF’s.’ Just the possibility of the thoughts we believe has an affect on us. I cried, sobbed even at the though of him being with a woman that flirted with him at work, at the thought of them enjoying each other in whatever way or capacity, at the though of him not telling me what went down or what happened at his workplace between him and this other woman – if anything was done. At the time of the break up this hurt. I give thanks to God though that I am not crying as I write these words. It’s been some time to really think about what happened, what he did and what I did because of that I am thankful that I am no longer heartbroken. Thankful that I was able to move on. Thankful that I’ve enjoyed life and am still enjoying life. Though it hasn’t been easy these past few weeks, but I thank God I’m still here. Alive and kicking! Hahahaha

I hope to share more about my last months of being 26yrs young. This is a post of being 27 YEARS YOUNG! HOORAH, HALLELUJAH!

Yes. I made it to my 27th birthday. I made it past my 27th birthday. I’m still here after a small surgery I was put to sleep for. Thank God I am still here.

It’s Saturday. A warm Saturday in May, the last Saturday in May actually. Enjoy it wherever you be. Remember to keep God first in all you do.

❤ God

Tiffany

Morning Devotional Reading

Good morning!

I just reading the Our Daily Bread devotional for today December 18th. 2018 and I love how it was written. I admire the actions of the author of todays reading, how he carried his sons and Iadmire how it relates to how God carried and possibly kissed Moses at the end of Moses’ life.

Surely for the past few months I have gone through weary moments and times, but when the time comes I believe I will be with Jesus a d His Father. For the time is coming when I shall receive true (documented ) salvation (more on this in another post).

Check out todays devotional The Great Awakening.

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Excerpt : Radical Love

“When we consider that Jesus spoke these words as He sat at a meal given by a Pharisee, His message seems provocative and radical. But real love is radical. I’ve heard it said that love is giving to meet the needs of others without expecting anything in return. This is how Jesus has loved each of us. He saw our inner poverty and responded by giving His life for us.

Knowing Christ personally is a journey into infinite love.”

So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
Luke 14:7‭-‬14 NKJV

Radical defined.

Insight From Wonders In Focus

Job had heard many “answers” to the problem of his pain, but he wanted to hear from the Lord. When he did, God asked Job a series of questions that revealed His infinite superiority. And His questions pointed to the wonders of creation.

All creation points to God. A key way He speaks to us is through that creation. How refreshing to commune with our Lord as we enjoy His handiwork!

We Won’t Break – Our Daily Bread Devo

(saved from drafts and posting now)

We Won’t Break

That is the title of Our Daily Bread Devotional for today. I respond by saying, ‘Amen.’

Here is an excerpt from the reading:
After Jesus affirms that the greatest treasures are not earthly or temporary, He encourages us to release our anxious thoughts. The Creator and Sustainer of the universe loves and provides for His children, so we don’t have to waste our precious time worrying. God knows our needs and will care for us (Matthew 6:19–32).

Also, I encourage you all to read the devotional from March 1st-especially if you tend to worry about things Christians don’t need to worry about when we trust God. Before bed some thoughts came to my mind, and I had to purposefully remind myself to trust God and go to sleep! 😅

I give thanks to God because I woke up today and after a few seconds, I remembered what I wanted to get done this morning, then I got a burst of energy and hopped right out of bed!

This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Love God

TC