Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 11 May 2022 || Wednesday Message
Read Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 11 May 2022
“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy days, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord.” Isaiah 58:13-14
Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 11 May 2022 MESSAGE
Memorizing Scripture, especially paragraphs of Scripture, sounds so time-consuming. Little wonder people say, “I can’t…where will I find the time?”
The best time to invest in memorizing Scripture is the time that already belongs to the Lord. The Lord’s Day is a twenty-four hour period set aside for you to spend specifically on spiritual objectives. How does God ask you to spend your time on His holy day? He simply asks that you do not do as you please, or go your own way, pursuing your own pleasures; He asks you to find delight in honoring Him on His special day.
When is the best time to meditate on what you’ve memorized? Rehearsing God’s Word is a great way to close out the evening. After all, God established that our day should begin in the evening anyway… “and the evening and the morning were the first day.” This was how the Sabbath day was observed, and for good reasons. The last important thoughts on our minds in the evening remain in our subconscious throughout the night and unconsciously set our mental attitudes for the day.
When we go to sleep meditating on Scriptures we’ve memorized, we follow the advice of Psalm 63:6, “On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.”
Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 11 May 2022 PRAYER:
Lord of the Sabbath, I want to look at Your day as … Yours! Forgive me when I crowd Your day with my goals. Yes, I do have time to memorize and meditate, and I will remember that this is the Lord’s Day.
Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 11 May 2022 Taken from Diamonds in the Dust – By Joni Eareckson Tada