Thursday, September 12, 2019
JUST THINKIN' . . . a devotional by Jim Green
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SCRIPTURE: “There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.” Jn 16:12 NLT
SEE IT: Reasonable reason
JIMISM: 6654. When reason won’t work, try being totally honest. JG
LIVE IT: I love this person to death, but I think they are missing some marbles. When asked to go somewhere for a week or two, there was no way I could do that. My first reason was that I didn’t want to go, but the second reason was I couldn’t if I wanted to. No excuse stopped the requests, so I finally gave a glimmer of the real reason. “I’m starting a new business that will require me to work non-stop for many months.” Instead of accepting my valid excuse, the other person was quiet before finally blurting out, “You’re too old to start a business.” Okay, okay. Now this person wants me to give up some of my marbles to level the playing field. I can’t do that because I will need every one of them if I’m going to do what I’m too old to do.
PRAY IT: Thank you, God, for always telling me truth, even when I didn’t want to hear it.
FIND IT: Reveal; Understand; Bear
APPLY IT: Be honest without being brutally honest.
JIMISMS (above) are observations that might not be immediately obvious in Scripture. These brief and incisive comments are designed as a social media pins and posted here as well.
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1..One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Just Thinkin’… is the term first used by James R. Green in 1998 for his devotionals.
3. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin’… (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2018)
4. Scripture used comes from:
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c) NLT – New Living Translation – Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. – Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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