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Listen while you read: "Are You Coming To Jesus Tonight"1 (Lyrics)

I can't believe the amount of rain that we have had in the last week. As I look out my window, the rain has left its mark. Tiny round circles are splattered against the pane, slightly obscuring my vision towards the lake.

My mother is a prophet of an oncoming thunder storm, blizzard, or rain. She tells me that she is able to predict this type of weather because her rheumatoid arthritis flares up and she has pain, like a toothache, in all her joints. I must have inherited that part of her genes, as I, too, get pain on either side of my knees sometimes. Today, my left knee is aching, restricting me from doing various jobs around the house, and I have a choice to be still and take some time to be quiet, pray, and read. And then, the phone rings, and I am distracted again.

Why is our time spent with God never on our priority list?

Yet, we were on God's priority list. God sent His one and only Son, Jesus, to sacrifice His life for us so that we may have eternal life with Him.

John 3:16 – For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (NLT)

God promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us, and He waits patiently for us to return to Him. Sometimes, He will gently remind us by using a fellow writer's words and experiences in the devotionals written, or sometimes, He will allow rainy weather in order to tell us that He misses our quiet time with Him.

Isaiah 30:15 – This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: "Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it." (NLT)

Today, will you set aside a quiet time and spend some precious moments with your Creator?

Prayer: Lord, God, You allow things in our lives in order to bring us back to You. We thank you for those little nudges that You send, whether they are via devotionals, rainy days, or toothache pain. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you Rosemary!

    Thanks Rosemary for another thoughtful devotion.

    Funny you should mention that. Have been working on that for a while now!!

    Yesterday and today I have actual toothache pain and am in a waiting room reading my e-mail. God does work in wonderous ways. Your devotional was well timed to my needs. Thank you for sharing it!

    This time alone praising the Lord has recently taken met to heights of blessing I have never before experienced.
    I am living in the glow of God’s leading in my times of need.
    Thanks for your much needed message that made it to the printing press.

    Rosy – Thanks for taking us to a subject we all know something about; but we do not always adhere to the realization that God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit entered our bodies at the very point of conversion. And, we have the promise He will never leave us or forsake us. Great devotional. Thanks for writing it.

    Dear Rosy:
    Thank you for your very thoughtful words. I am always amazed at all the places we find God. Raindrops and arthritic pain. He is with us to guide us and protect us. He gives us moments of peace and then some hills we must climb. Thanks be to God.
    God bless you my friend.

    Dear Rosemary:
    The daily Devotions are always part of my early hours. Sometimes, like yours, I gain a chuckle that persists off and on during the day when a point in faith is made to remember that God is always available who we may even approach with humour full of ‘Thanks’. Then I am certain it must cause our holy Lord to smile a little too.
    For me, Rosemary, your ‘Production’ was a nip of medication for me. You see, I will from now on spend days endeavouring to make the most of each moment without my wife with dementia.
    Yep, a little laughter passed on to another can bless one ‘real good’… so thank you, Rosemary.

    Dear Rosy,
    Thank you for your devotional.
    John 3:16 – our beloved Bible verse — I think it was the first verse I ever memorized.
    With it I love Romans 3:22-25. And continuing to the end of the chapter, we have that same glorious assurance!

    Hi Rosemary,
    Thank you for your devotional.
    Thank you for writing

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