I often read a devotional that we get at church called The Baptist Bread. I have been encouraged and challenged by it and I highly recommend it. It is only delivered to churches, though, so you’ll need to ask your pastor to order it. The information is HERE. I also receive a daily e-mail devotional from Radio Bible Class called Our Daily Bread. I enjoy skimming through it each morning. At the bottom of Our Daily Bread, there are often little poems. My parents used to quote this one that they read in Our Daily Bread when I was young:
It’s not what you’d do with a million,
If riches should e’er be your lot,
It’s what you’re doing at present,
With the dollar and quarter you’ve got.
You know, I never tried to memorize that, but yet, I have! What parents do and say is picked up and copied by the children in the house.
I had saved some of the devotionals that had poems that I liked in my email inbox. I was cleaning it out today, and thought I’d save them here, instead. I hope they are a blessing!
When you feel the tension mounting,
And across the busy day,
Only gloomy clouds are drifting
As you start to worry—pray! —Anon.
He does not lead me year by year,
Nor even day by day;
But step by step my path unfolds;
My Lord directs my way. —Ryberg
When our hearts grow weary,
When our spirits dim,
He will go before us,
Leave it all to Him. —Anon.
The Lord has come to seek and save
A world that is lost in sin;
And everyone who comes to Him
Will be restored and changed within. —Sper
Lord, help me to follow Jesus,
To obey Him day by day,
To be His faithful disciple
And please Him in every way. —Fitzhugh