New article on stepping out in faith.
This was shared with me by a member of the daily devotional list. I found it thought provoking and hope you do as well. Thank you, Gerald, for sharing it with us.
What an awesome and orderly GOD!!
God’s accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs.
-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
-those of the canary in 14 days;
-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;
-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
-those of the mallard in 35 days;
-The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.
(Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!)
The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure. Only the One Who made the brain and the heart can successfully guide them to a profitable end.
God’s wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant.. The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs. For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.
The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first. A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first. How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!
God’s wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains.
-Each watermelon has an even number of strips on the rind.
-Each orange has an even number of segments.
-Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
-Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.
-The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.
All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundredfold – all even numbers.
God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the day, so that Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!
Thus the Lord in His wonderful grace can arrange the life that is entrusted to His care in such a way that it will carry out His purposes and plans, and will be fragrant with His presence.
Only the God-planned safe life is successful. Only the life given over to the care of the Lord is fulfilled.
I HOPE YOU FIND THIS AS FASCINATING AS I DID…..WOW!!!!
Gen 1:1; 1:31 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
After reading an article by David McCasland, I was inspired to share some thoughts that I gleaned from his writing and from some personal reflection. And since this is our last weekday before we celebrate Father’s Day I figured this was a pretty good day to do it.
As fathers, we have many responsibilities, not only to our children but that is my focus today. One of the first that comes to mind is to raise a child up in the ways of the Lord and he will remember and stay in His ways as he ages (Pro. 22:6). The Bible is our guidebook for all things, including raising children. God shows us how we ought to teach our children, gives us examples of how we should live (or act), not just in front of our kids but with all people and situations, and tells us not to spoil our kids but raise them with discipline (Proverbs 13:24; 23:13). If only we all, myself included, were to use these perfect ‘guidelines’, what a much better world we would live in.
As our children grow our roles change in their lives. Though the role may change, it never ends. Praise and encouragement are profitable at any age. And the all powerful tool of prayer should be used from the day we learn of the impending birth to the end of our time here on earth with them.
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Col. 3:21; Eph. 6:4b)
I thank You for the honor and responsibility You have given me to be a father and grandfather. I pray that I will be more obedient to Your Word in my relationships with my children and grandchild, and in all things.
That’s easy; just read the verse. Those who have yet to comprehend the saving power of the Gospel find it folly or foolishness. But those of us that have our spiritual eyes opened to the message of the cross find the power of God and salvation in it.