Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Daily Devotion

I woke up around 7am, this morning, and began my normal time of devotion.  My daily devotion time normally includes God’s word, my journal, and prayer – not necessarily in that order.  Actually, what I enjoy most is the fact that either of these three items may spill out differently on any given day.

For example, this morning appeared fairly routine at first.  I started off in my journal, then I moved to read a chapter in Proverbs.  I try to read the chapter that corresponds with the date, so today I read chapter 12.  I completed the chapter and was about to read it again when I heard,  “Monica, write down the promises, the truths from this chapter in Proverbs.”  Hmm…  Ok, why not!

I was so encouraged as I wrote that I immediately knew I must share them with you:

v. 2:  A good man obtains favor of the Lord.

v. 3:  The root of righteousness shall not be moved.

v. 4:  A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband.

v. 6:  The mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

v. 7:  The house of the righteous shall stand.

v. 11:  He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread.

v. 12:  The root of righteous yields fruit.

v. 13:  The just come out of trouble.

v. 14:  The recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

v. 19:  The lip of truth shall be established forever.

v. 21:  There shall no evil happen to the just.

V.22:  They that deal truly are the Lord’s delight.

v. 24:  The hand of the diligent shall bear rule.

v. 25:  A good word makes a man’s heart glad.

v.28 (the chapter’s last verse and quite a culmination, I might add):  In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

These words were like an energy drink for me this morning, and I hope they encourage you just as much!

P.S.  Make sure you share any promises of  Proverbs Chapter 12 that I may have overlooked. 😉