Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mornings With Jesus 2012: Daily Encouragement for Your Soul


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 Tuesday, January 24...

Colossians 3:23-24 (NLT)

"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.  Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ."

Wow...just the verse I needed to hear today!  At times it is good to be reminded that we may not always get the acknowledgement or recognition we feel we deserve here on earth.

Such is the way with parenting...

Recently, I was filling out an evaluation for my job at a library, when I started thinking about my job as a parent.  I commented to a co-worker, that I haven't had to fill out an evaluation or be reviewed by a "boss" in over 10 years.  I don't have an official yearly meeting with my husband or children to let me know how I am doing, what my strengths and weaknesses are as a mother.  Yes there are times, in the heat of a moment, that my family may let me know how I am doing, but not always in a constructive way.  There are those moments, where your child or spouse may tell you they appreciate you, that they are thankful for what you do.  But more often, a parents job can seem mundane, often thankless, in the every day mess we call life.

Enter today's devotion reading from "Mornings with Jesus 2012".  I love this new devotional!  Each day starts out with a verse from the Bible, followed by a short story, and ending with a Faith Step, or a challenge/put in to action step.  

Today's reading had a great reminder, "I don't get a certificate or another trinket as I serve Jesus.  An eternal inheritance is my reward.  He is the one who will shine bright in our lives now, and for eternity.  I need to remember that He is the one I work for, and pleasing Him is enough".

Even if you only have a few minutes in the mornings, this is a great way to start your day!  I give this book 5 stars, and have even been blessed with an extra copy to give away to one of my readers!  Make sure to comment on this post, and you will be entered in the giveaway!

I was given this book in exchange for my honest review from the Litfuse Publicity Group.

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  1. Darlene B...

    would love to win this book! :)

  2. I would love to win this also!

    Brenda W

  3. I would win love to win this also.

  4. I have just received Tricia Goyer’s novel Along Wooded Paths. She is the only author I recognize. I would like to have this devotional to read during this leap year because it has 366 devotions and is for 2012.
    I like devotions because they begin a central theme and you can continue your Bible study further on the Scriptures that pertain to the subject on that day for in-depth study. It is a nice jump-start place to begin.