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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, March 14

Proverbs 20: 13

Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;

Stay awake and you will have food to spare.

The simplicity of this verse is beautiful. Self-discipline is not just a goal for us to reach for, it is a necessity for life on this earth. It is a necessity for a life with God. There are always choices to make, and often there is an easy way, and a harder (also perhaps kinder, more generous, more time-consuming, more expensive, more loving etc.) way. In some areas of my life my self-discipline is good, in other areas, not so much.

Lord God, May I stop and invite your Holy Spirit to help me with every decision. Help me to make the right choice, not just the easy choice. Amen

Becky, transforming

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Tuesday March 14th, 2023

Proverbs 20:13

Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.

If I smile to myself each morning about the joy of doing nothing in the comfort of my bed and sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than doing just this. If I don’t get up and going – in other words, loving sleep – I am allowing a dangerous habit to develop. If I am awake enough to think such thoughts, I am awake enough to get up and do something productive. So I discipline myself to just get up. So this brings up the most important issue about staying in bed. Being lazy and s…


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Proverbs 20: 13 Discipline in just living day to day sets the stage for spiritual discipline in living the Christian life. Excellence does not come passively. Just as we must do our part throughout our

lives to keep ourselves fed, clothed and sheltered we must work to seek spiritual food given by Jesus, put on the full armor of God and seek the shelter of the Holy Spirit. By our living a life characterized by discipline, both earthly and spiritual, God provides earthly and spiritual abundance than can be shared.

Prayer - Gracious, giving God. Thank you for the many blessings throughout my life that draw me closer to You and raise a desire to live a disciplined Christian life. Amen

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