Daily Devotional for Sunday December 10, 2017


Psalm 81:6 (NASB) I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket.


When I ran around trying to fit everything in a day, I would often miss the most important time of day. Time spent in His presence and His word. I am getting better, but still have a way to go. I like to spend time with my dad, my earthly father, we both enjoy fishing and many times we have agreed to one day a week of fishing, but when he calls to see what day we are going, I have the all too familiar, “I have too much to do this week, maybe next week.” The song “Cats in the Cradle” comes to mind. The artist, Harry Chapin, sings about his life and of his son growing up. When the son is grown, he is not able to spend time together because of the pressures of life. The father realizes that his son has grown up to be just like him. No time for anything but the problem and pressures of the day. When was the last time we took the day and spent it with loved ones? When was the last time we spend more than a few minutes in prayer asking God for this and that and really sought His face just to praise Him? Our time on this earth is a gift from God. How are we spending it? 


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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