I Can't Be At Peace Standing Perfectly Still

Posted Apr 13th 2010, 09:42 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration


I Cannot Be At Peace Standing Perfectly Still
I have a terrible sense of balance; it comes with the package of my disability. Standing still in one spot is nearly impossible for me now, I find myself being pulled forwards or backwards. I lean to the left or the right but I rarely achieve standing stock-still for more than a few seconds at a time. Most of the time, I find myself stepping backwards. Sitting on a fence rail is even...

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The Promised Land is Occupied

Posted Apr 6th 2010, 08:25 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration


Important notice: Injesus, the longtime host of this newsletter, has informed me that as May 1, 2010 they will be charging 10.00 US per month on top of the 'postage' they already charge for the use of their email servers. I need to make a decision by early next week as to if I will keep the list at 'injesus' or take the list eleswhere. There are few other options, all of which would result in moving the...

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Easter Week

Posted Mar 30th 2010, 02:10 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

Easter Week
As this is Holy Week, I thought I would provide some bible passages for you to read and meditate upon as we begin the journey toward the greatest celebration of all, Easter.
Wednesday
Isaiah 53
Thursday
Luke 22:7-30
John 13
Good Friday
John 18:1 - John 19:38
Saturday
John 19:38-42
Psalm 130
Easter Sunday
John 20:1-18
Isaiah 65:17-25
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Have a blessed and glorious Easter. Celebrate Jesus!
Until next week,
© 2010 Katherine Walden - Please contact for permission to use.
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A Cup of Cold Water

Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 04:07 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration


John 4:13-14
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
I am not a 'glass of water on the bedside table' type of gal. If I am thirsty in the middle of the night, I would rather groggily make my way into the kitchen, turn on the tap...

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Uh-huh, I Wasn't Born Yesterday

Posted Mar 16th 2010, 03:16 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

Uh-huh I Wasn't Born Yesterday!
Ah-choo! As I reach for a kleenex to wipe my nose then grab another kleenex while I'm at it, to wipe my teary eyes, I sigh. Snow mould season. I recognize the symptoms immediately and I know the source of the problem - a thin layer of mould that grows between the heavy snow and the frozen ground, feeding on dead grass and leaves. Once the snow begins to melt and the...

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Taking His Name

Posted Mar 9th 2010, 07:14 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

A bit of administrative business first for those who have been on this list for several months or years. If you have friends who would you feel might be encouraged by this weekly anthology of quotes and devotional, read on. I recently discovered that the procedure for signing up for the newsletter had changed months ago. I wasn't informed of this change however, until this week! For internet security reasons, new members will have to...

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Who ... Who Are You?

Posted Mar 3rd 2010, 01:35 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

Who...Who Are you?
"The secret to effective ministry is knowing what are your gifts and what are not your gifts; allowing God to mature you in those gifts he has given you. Effective ministry allows others to work alongside you in their own giftings, without jealousy, envy or disdain for the giftings of others."
(Paraphrased from several sources over the years)
I loved swinging as a child, pumping myself high in the sky, relishing the feel of the wind in my hair and...

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They Didn't Get There On Their Own

Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 05:11 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

Continuing The Olympic Theme
Week two of my Olympic marathon finds me with plenty to chew upon as I draw inspiration from the amazing triumphs and spectacular failures of the athletes. By nature, I am drawn to the individual sports more than the team sports with the exception of pairs and ice dancing.
As I have watched many in-depth interviews with these individual athletes, I have picked up on a unifying theme. Every single medal winning athlete acknowledges that they...

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Sometimes, You Must Crawl Your Way Up The Mountain

Posted Feb 16th 2010, 07:59 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

I am in a very difficult season in my life. It is comforting to use the word 'season' because seasons eventually will change. However within this season I feel the call of the Lord to stay obedient to him, disciplining myself and meeting my responsibilities -- this devotional being one of those responsibilities.
I have been writing and rewriting my thoughts for this week, drawn to encourage both myself and you, my readers, to fight the good fight,...

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Escaping The Tyranny of Immediacy

Posted Feb 9th 2010, 09:59 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

Escaping The Tyranny of Immediacy
Eccl. 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
God calls us to live our lives in radical obedience and compliance to his Word and his principles. This call often places us at odds with current trends and world views and we must make the choice to trust Him at His Word. In this age...

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Reflections on Psalm 42

Posted Feb 3rd 2010, 12:47 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

Reflections on Psalm 42
As of late, I've become increasingly aware of my desperate need to live in God's presence. Within that awareness lies the painful recognition of my own weakness and inability to enter into that presence without his help. I thirst; yet, like Jill in "The Silver Chair" by CS Lewis, I fear to draw near to the only true water that can quench my terrible thirst. But I know I must draw near as there is...

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Carpe Deum

Posted Jan 26th 2010, 06:47 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

Editors Note:
This week's devotional is courtesy of Kristine Lowder who been a frequent contributor to "Whatever is Pure Ezine" at http://psalm121.ca/edify.html - Another ministry of "I Lift My Eyes"
Carpe Diem
I never told a soul. Far as I know, no one knows. Till now.
Back in my college days – some three decades ago – I decided to cut classes one morning and head for the beach instead of the books. It was one of those bright, balmy, eighty-degrees...

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He is the Author

Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:05 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

He is The Author
Recently, I was commiserating with a friend as we discussed current events in our lives. We are members of the same church and we both share a deep sense of gratitude for the rich teaching we receive every week. A couple of months ago, our pastor extended an invitation to us - a call to deepen our commitment to see Christ's reign in our neighbourhoods and communities. That Sunday, we both stood with most of...

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I Have A Choice

Posted Jan 12th 2010, 07:16 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration


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I Have A Choice ....
I can choose to fully engage in the life God has given me or I can...

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I'd Like To Get To Know Them But .....

Posted Jan 5th 2010, 07:04 by I Lift My Eyes Weekly Devotional on Inspiration

I'd Like To Get To Know Them But .....
Why do we usurp God's right to judge?...It is for God alone to judge, to justify or to condemn. He knows the state of each one of us and our capacities, our deviations, and our gifts, our constitution, and our preparedness...according to the knowledge that He alone has...
Dorotheos of Gaza
http://ecole.evansville.edu/articles/dorotheos.html
Biography
"Such a nice family, obviously successful by the look of his suit and the cute little clothes their children are wearing." I sighed...

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