April 18, 2011
One-Minute Devotionals reveal in a single sentence, underlying truth about specific Scripture.

"And where is he?” Reuel asked his daughters. “Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.”
Ex 2:20

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God is never surprised whereas we seem to be always be. 3548

Learn it.
Surprise plus eagerness equal hasty; plus disbelief equals reluctance.

Live it.
Years ago there was a men's organization called "Promise Keepers." It's name was based on the principle that men should keep their vows, to God and to family. There's nothing wrong with that, but why exactly do we need to re-promise to keep a promise we already made? I believe PK was honorable and with so many like-minded men in one place, it wasn't surprising to see them lock arms and pledge to be a promise keeper. It's been years since the last gathering, but is anyone surprised to learn that many of those re-promise keepers aren't?

It's human nature to expect failure when someone's failed before and who hasn't? It's also human nature to doubt something you don't trust. It doesn't matter that it's never failed before. Most believe that being subject to failure is enough reason to question something. If it fails, we're not surprised and when it doesn't, we're even more surprised. I'm beginning to think that surprise is a symptom of not trusting God and the opposite is just as true.

Pray it
The only surprise I have today, God, is that You still trust me when I don't trust You.

Do you make the all too common error of praying now and confessing later? (2001)
When we die, we will not only be with Him but exactly like Him. (2002)
Is your house in order for Jesus to come visit you? (2004)
Are you expecting a reward when you get to heaven or in heaven your reward? (2005)

Be specific with God, but please don't air details to the rest of us. (2006)
Do you believe what's your's is your's and what's not should be? (2007)
Persistence in the form of desperation can be noisy. (2008)
Humility consists of respect for God and limited self-esteem. (2009)
Where one person finds futility, another finds fruit. (2010)
God is never surprised whereas we seem to be always be. (2011)

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2008)
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