October 14, 2011

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

Then the ocean floor could be seen. The foundations of the earth were laid bare at your stern warning, O LORD, at the blast of the breath from your nostrils.
Ps 18:15

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Forget Mother Nature, it's God's wrath you need to avoid. 3736

Learn it.
Judgment v grace

Live it.
One of the most watched shows on television might be the one where people chase storms. With all the advanced radar technology available on the internet, it's easy to find a storm if you have a computer in your vehicle. When one is found relatively close to your position, you can then rush to the place it's likely to pass. And should your vehicle be equipped with a ground anchoring device, you might be able to experience a tornado up close and personal. To me, chasing tornadoes is likened to using a police-band radio to follow emergency vehicles. There's trouble out there somewhere, you just have to look for it.

Seventeen years ago today, the oldest child of my oldest daughter was born. Ben's birth was not easy and without advanced medical assistance, we might have lost them both. I joked with him this morning telling him I'm not sure he was worth all the trouble. Then, I read this morning's Scripture from Psalm 18 and remembered praying it countless times since. Unlike the storm chaser, we don't need to look for trouble because it will find us. And the only sure Anchor is Jesus Christ, who said we don't have to endure life's storms on our own unless we choose to do so.

Pray it
Don't let me get so wrapped up in things, I lose sight of You, God.

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This day in past devotionals:
If you won't honor God, get out of the way because someone behind you is waiting to do so. (2000)
It's better to do nothing than do something on your own without God's blessing. (2002)
Don't so long to get in the race that it's over and everyone's gone home (2003)
Tomorrow may be one day too late to follow Jesus. (2004)
John could have used a line like Harvey saying, "Now, the rest of the story." (2005)
People may decide to trust Christ or not by judging the way we live. (2006)
When we fail to see God in everything, it means our faith is missing in action. (2007)

Discovery is the first thing the Spirit will teach us . (2008)
What is insight but foresight for those with hindsight? (2009)
You can't get clean until you see what's not. (2010)
Forget Mother Nature, it's God's wrath you need to avoid.  (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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