Daily Guideposts 2021 devotional today inspired this blog topic. After I chose “Multiplying” as my EMBRACE theme today, every place I looked, I saw evidence of answers to my question, “But what needs to be multiplied?”
When you hear/read the word “multiplying” what comes to mind? I asked Bob that question this morning after my devotional time while we were chatting at the breakfast table.
“Increasing comes to mind. Numbers come to mind,” he answered.
What comes to your mind?
In her blog this morning, Marva Seaton wrote about multiplying. She didn’t use the word, but the concept definitely was there.
The first devotional that inspired this theme was in Daily Guideposts. The scripture passage was:
John 15:12 (MSG)
Love one another the way I loved you.
The prayer at the bottom of the page for today, June 24th read:
“All loving God,
we thank You
for those You’ve graced us with,
In my mind,
that’s what needs to be multiplied:
(in God and the Holy Spirit in you),
You have to believe in yourself.
Multiply your self-confidence.
Multiply your prayers.
Multiply your requests to God.
He is there to listen,
and to make you great!
You can live your dreams…
What you need is all in you!
You can multiply your power
if you understand
God’s power is in you!
Starting last week,
her first week on the job,
our new pastor,
Mary Grace Reynolds,
sent out a “Weekly Word.”
It will be e-mailed to us every Thursday.
In it, she gives the congregation
glimpses into what the week will hold.
She shares announcements
and then she shares a scripture
and her “take-away” from that passage.
Today’s “Weekly Word” message fit right in to
the “Multiplying” theme:
Multiply your faith.
Reach out and touch. Share.
Believe in the power. Take courage!
Multiply the love, the affection, the healing, the embracing.
My hugs are included in this post to you.
Have a beautiful day!
See ya tomorrow (God willing).