Morning Devotion for Saturday, April 18th

Alleluia! He is risen!

In lieu of a video devotion, here’s what I’d like you to try:

1) Meditate on the below passage. Remember, biblical meditation is repeating a passage, in whole or in parts, to yourself, preferably aloud, and thinking of its parts.

2) Then, reply to me with your questions (or could also be an insight or other thought) at some point before the day is over, preferably after having meditated on it as you go about your day, such as while doing laundry or other chores or whatever. Don’t worry about the simplicity or complexity of your question(s)/insight/thought; just whatever comes to mind that you’re curious about or is comforting to you, etc., though related to the passage in some way.

3) Then, in the next few days, we’ll revisit together what you send to me, and I’ll answer or respond to whatever you give me. (I won’t necessarily share with everyone who asked the question or made the comment, unless you want me to.)

OK, here it is:

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Again, think deeply about it. Massage the passage with your mind. Even pray like young Samuel, “Speak, Lord, for your servant hears,” and wait to see what the Holy Spirit brings to you in your meditation.

I’m looking forward to your responses!

Peace in Christ,
Pastor Courie

4 thoughts on “Morning Devotion for Saturday, April 18th

  1. Hi Pastor,
    I hope my reply to your “homework” is not to late. This passage is perfect for this time with so much turmoil in our world, country, state, community and our lives. But in this passage from Paul, he reassures us to be joyful in our trust in God and his control. We aren’t to be anxious and worry about what is happening. A nice shout out to me, because I am. But instead be in conversation with our Heavenly Father, bringing him our cares and giving them to him. But we should also be thanking him for the good things he still blessing us with during this time. Sorry this is a little wordy.

    Pastor, I am a worrier. I see things happening in this country that I don’t like, and wonder how it will all affect me. And I wonder how I should respond. The passage gives me hope and assurance that my Heavenly Father is with me.

    I hope this is what you were looking for.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. This is good stuff, what you shared. I’ll touch upon your reply in my video response in the next few days. Peace in Christ.


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