One of the things that many people requested on the reader survey was a devotional. I thought about it and at first, I was certain that it wouldn’t work. I don’t really have time to add something else to my plate. But then I was up in North Carolina at my writer’s retreat. For those who didn’t see them, these are pictures I took on that trip…
Well, while we were there, several of us took turns giving a daily devotional, and one of the women pulled out her journal to share something she’d written seven years earlier while at the retreat. How cool is that? (I think it was 7…). That’s when it hit me. I don’t have to write something new or even type something up. I can just share pages from my devotional journal. Of course, I didn’t have one with me. So the woman with half a million (hyperbole there) blank books/journals went to Staples in Greenville, SC and bought yet another one. Of course, that also meant that I had to use it. So I got a small one and Wednesday, while trapped on a plane on the tarmac, I started it. This is my “lazy man’s devotional.” I’m just going to take a picture of what I’m learning in the Word and share it a time or three a week. That’s it. Nothing spectacular, no deep study of entire books or chapters (usually). Just how I’m being encouraged by the Lord through His Word that day.
Hope you enjoy the ride, and I won’t be offended if you decline to read.
Here’s the airplane entry. Usually, there won’t be an intro like this. Just a picture, possibly a question for you. This week’s question is, “Do you ever feel like you’re taking the Word out of specific context to learn a general and true principle taught elsewhere in the Bible?”
(Click on picture and then again for an easier read).