New Hope For The Day

Welcome to New Hope for the Day : My Personal Devotional

In the Indian language there is a greeting, 'Namante", which means "I honor the holy one who lives with in you." May you feel welcomed and honored as I share my strengths and weaknesses from my days which turn into years. I share from my heart, my spirit with HIS wisdom; never acknowledging that I have arrived, but always pressing towards the mark to be more like HIM.

If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a multitude of experiences that are not meant for you at all, they are meant to make you useful in His hands."
Oswald Chambers

Please feel free to grab that cup of joe, or in my case a cup of hot chocolate, turn on some beautiful music, pull up a warm blanket, and let us together live life.

Thank you for "tuning in". I hope your day is wonderful and may HE bring you new hope for this day.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Intimacy with HIM

On Sunday, the question proposed was, "What level of intimacy with God are you operating in?"

I have thought about this question everyday, sometimes several times a day. . . and I must admit it has even been with conviction.

As I have been back in the work force for the last month and not in what the world calls "full time ministry". I certainly understand the words "balanced lifestyle". It is not easy.

I encourage you today though, to not give up. We need to spend that time with HIM. We need to know not just in or head, but in our heart that we really can not do anything with out HIM and we are totally dependant upon HIM. With this knowledge then we must also know that we must have some quality time with HIM first thing.

So if you messed up today. That's okay. Ask HIM to help you, even if its the desire you need to be able to spend time with HIM. HE will provide.

I am reminded of a well known scripture, ". . . seek first the kingdom of God (seek HIM), and HIS righteousness and ALL these things (YOUR needs) shall be added unto YOU. Take therefore no thought for the morrow (or what you have to do for the day, you can spare 30-60 minutes): for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself . . . " Matthew 6:33-34

So whatcha waiting for? Go spend time with HIM!