Daily Devotional for Tuesday January 09, 2018


Galatians 5:16 (NASB) But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.


I love mornings. Each morning, Dee, our family dog, and I take a walk. Whether it’s in the flowery morning of spring, the heat of a summer morning, crunchy leaves of fall, or in the deep snow of winter, we walk. Why? Well, for me it is in the quietness of those mornings that I can separate the noise of life and of my thoughts and hear the whispers of God. It’s quiet. That means all the distractions of life seem a little less overpowering, and I can ask, “Did God say that?” A time to separate my thoughts from His words. No, I don’t hear an audible voice, but I can feel His whisper in my heart. It’s nice to take the time to walk with Him before the busyness of the day comes upon me. Then, I end the day with prayer with my wife. A time to talk with God and let Him hear our concerns, hopes, and dreams. When do you take the time to hear the whispers of God? 


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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