Monday, September 10, 2007

WHEN WE TURN ASIDE

Please remember to have your flag flying tomorrow in memory of 9-11-01.

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Another devotional today from The Word For You Today.



SEEING GOD IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE!

"When...he turned aside...God called to him."
Exodus 5:3-4 NKJV



"It was business as-usual for Moses the day he noticed the burning bush, an event that wasn't uncommon in the hot desert. Except this time the bush kept burning. And "when....he turned aside to look, God called to him". You'll have some of your greatest spiritual experiences in the midst of your everyday life - if you're open to a divine interruption.

In Luke, Chapter 10, Mary ministered to Jesus' divine nature while Martha ministered to His human needs. But Martha's kitchen agenda made it almost impossible to interrupt her while Mary was so heavenly minded she'd probably have forgotten to turn the stove on! Now it takes both to achieve a balance. But if Jesus has to choose. He'll take foot-washers over master-chefs every time. That's because one of our primary focuses should always be praise and worship, (expressed appreciation) resulting in greater intimacy with God.

Are you so busy working on your to-do-list that it would take fire from heaven to get your attention? A well-known pastor writes: "You can be in the midst of a common moment, only this time the activity is filled with the presence of God. When in the middle of your harried day you notice something unusual....your first reaction might be, "I'm too tired to investigate....I'm not going to disrupt my life." Yet in that moment you may have the opportunity for a unique encounter with God. When you see the unusual in the midst of the mundane, don't continue business-as-usual. God may have ordained that moment to be life-changing for you and those around you."

LET'S DETERMINE TODAY TO SEE GOD IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
Lord give me "eyes to see and ears to hear" what you are saying to me TODAY!

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18 comments:

Saija said...

in the mundane daily routines - we may forget to listen to that still small voice ... thank you for sharing this devotional!

jennifer said...

Amen!

And the flag will be up. Thanks for the reminder.

Tammy said...

I've been thinking of Sept. 11, too...thank you for reminding everyone!

And yes...I want God to be in my life throughout the day- every day!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Amen! God is there with us in each and every aspect of our lives!
I will be flying my beaded flag on my door!

Karen said...

My flag is flying high!
I also enjoyed the devotional, too, Susan.

Kids and K9s said...

good reminder... thank you! ~ kim

Myrna said...

God is just all around me today--in people. Lee's nurse was just here--such a sweet lady with a heart for God! I enjoyed talking with her so much today--always a high spot for us.

Also had a call from a friend--a colleague of our older son. Just calling to check on us. He and I had a good conversation about how God is working in his life and ours!

And now a minute to stop my cleaning and straightening before Bible study to read a few blogs. First one I turn to is yours--and there you are with a Word for me!

Thank you for you sweet post--and your comment on mine.

I have our flag ready and a post written in which I have reflected on that day.

annie said...

Thanks for the reminder.

Since I don't work (outside the home) I forget about what the actual date is, sometimes I even forget what day of the week it is :o)!!!

I'm off to get my flag out. (before I forget)

Momma Roar said...

Lord give me "eyes to see and ears to hear" what you are saying to me TODAY! YES and AMEN!

Thanks for the reminder about the flag - I feel like Annie - sometimes I don't know the date.

~Ginger said...

Sometimes it's in those small things the He speaks the loudest. Great reminder as always.

I have had 9-11 on my heart...

Karen said...

Even though I am a Brit living in NZ, I will never forget Sep 11th. This post was spot on from the devotional - especially as I am being my harried, multi tasking, frantic self - thank you Susan, perfect timing.

PEA said...

A wonderful devotional dear Susan and one that reminds us we need God in our daily lives and we need to listen to that little inner voice telling us when He's trying to get our attention!! xox

Larissa said...

That was amazing, and soooo true! God is never mundane, and those who think so just aren't paying attention! Thanks for this awesome reminder to ALWAYS pay attention in the ways He is trying to "talk" to each of us!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Very good post Susan!

MightyMom said...

i just wanted you to know that i came by...I'm still sick...

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Amen!

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

Amen!
God Bless our Country and protect us.

Sue

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Looking to Jesus... the author and finisher of our faith...

Getting my flag out!