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A Daily Devotion

Posted on November 19, 2010

"If you are not doing a daily devotion it's the same as being hungry, and then walking right past the best restaurant in town."
- Clay Campbell

At a Walk to Emmaus Retreat I became convicted by the Holy Spirit to commit to a daily devotional time. Barbie and I read Our Daily Bread every day. I like it a lot. It takes about five minutes. I also read a chapter in Proverbs daily because I believe we Christian men should seek Godly wisdom, so as to help our fellow man in his time of need. Seems lately I have found a lot of men needing a bit of help, assistance and advice. Perhaps my newsletter today will help some.

The Our Daily Bread and the Proverbs reading, plus my prayer with Barbie makes for a great devotional and different every day.

My point is if you are not having a daily devotional time, you are missing out on what God has for you. It's easy to do but also easy not to do. If you are not doing a daily devotion it's the same as being hungry, and then walking right by the best restaurant in town while they are giving away free food and saying I don't have time to stop and eat.

Below is a sample of the Our Daily Bread from Nov 5th that you can read online for free. They will also send you the little booklet for free. 

"Caerleon is a Welsh village with deep historical roots. It was one of three sites in the United Kingdom where Roman legions were posted during Rome's occupation of Britain. While the military presence ended some 1,500 years ago, the imprint of that occupation can still be seen today. People come from all over the world to visit the military fort, the barracks, and the amphitheatre that are reminders of the days when Rome ruled the world and occupied Wales."

It amazes me that 15 centuries later, the evidence of Rome's presence can still so clearly be seen in that small community.

I wonder, though, about another kind of imprint-the imprint of Christ on our lives. Do we allow His presence to be clearly seen by others? Is it possible for people who interact with us to know that Jesus occupies our lives?

Jesus calls us to make known His presence in our lives to glorify God the Father. He says, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matt. 5:16) Through the light of our testimony and the impact of our deeds of service, people should be able to see evidence of the presence of God in our lives. Is it true? Can they see His imprint?

The Christ of God to glorify,
His grace in us to magnify;
His Word of life to all make known.
Be this our work, and this alone. -Whittle

"Let your testimony be written in large enough letters so the world can always read it." - Our Daily Bread Nov 5, 2011 by Bill Crowder
-Clay Campbell
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