Monday, January 30, 2012

Readjustment - A Papa Roy Devotional

Below is another devotional from Papa Roy.  Seems like I read the passage that he quoted from Mark earlier today.  Enjoy.

A Touch of Encouragement
Today, Just like Jesus, we are on a mission. Sometimes it can seem as though we are alone in that mission, but even so, we are called to be ready. Spend some time alone in prayer today.
 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. (Mark 1:35 NKJV)
Experts say that noise pollution is getting worse. In some major U.S. cities, noise levels have raised six fold in the past fifteen years. American ears are bombarded by noise from airplanes, traffic, lawn mowers, TVs, radios and cell phones. Maybe it’s because we’re surrounded by so much noise that we find it difficult to appreciate solitude. But getting away alone with God is essential for our spiritual health. Today’s passage shows that Jesus Himself had to withdraw from the hustle and bustle to sit quietly before His Father. (Anonymous)
 Papa Roy says; with our busy schedules and our hectic pace of life, we too need readjustment. Demands of work, family, and church can require reevaluation. One way we do that is by observing the Sabbath principle—making sure to set aside time to rest and prayerfully refocus our priorities. When can you pull aside from your activities and prayerfully ask God to reset your spiritual calendar to His Word and His will? Is it time for a readjustment?
 In God we trust, so, do you take time to read God’s Word and pray? Try it in the morning. It can transform your day.
 Read through the Bible this year: Exodus 7-8, Psalm 29, Proverbs 29, Mark 1
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