Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Jesus Shall Reign"1 (Lyrics)
Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (NKJV)
Ezekiel 34:26 – I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing. (NKJV)
As I go through each day and get to an advanced age, I tend to be more mindful of the blessings that God bestows on each of us. He has sent showers of blessings to us over the years, just as He has promised. One of those blessings is the Presbycan Daily Devotional, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Wednesday.
At anniversaries, we tend to reflect on the years gone by with thankfulness, and wonder where the time has gone so quickly. Probably, you are like me and have come to look forward to the Daily appearing in your mailbox as one of the many blessings God sends us.
I first heard about the Daily through a dear friend, Kay Ross, Robin Ross's mother. I started writing devotionals about three years after this site started, and the devotional continues to be a daily blessing to me and many others.
It is nearly impossible for me to remember all of the wonderful contacts that I have made through the Daily. One particular person to whom I was given the blessing to minister will never leave my mind: a young lady from Sri Lanka who was in dire need of prayer. She was experiencing some bad relationships and was ready to give up. We prayed back and forth for months on end. Praise the Lord, she came to accept Jesus as her Saviour, and she is a devout Christian today. She gave her life completely to God, and is now a happily married woman with a child, all because she listened and prayed and believed. Right now she is living in the midst of the terrible flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka. Although she and her immediately family are safe, her aunt had to be rescued from the flood waters. Keep them in your prayers. To have this connection happen has been a wonderful experience for me, and I shall ever be grateful for this blessing.
There are many others whom I have been blessed to meet through this devotional site. It has provided fellowship and a kind of community that would never have existed otherwise. God knows that in our Christian walk, it is difficult to make it alone. We need fellowship, support, and friends to pray for each other, as the Scripture says:
1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (NKJV)
James 5:16 – Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (NIV 2011)
Prayer: Thank You, heavenly Father, for all Your blessings. At this anniversary time, we especially thank You for the Presbycan Daily. May Your hand be upon this devotional site that it may continue to grow and reach those who have never heard of Your love for them. Inspire your writers to keep writing. May we remember that You are still the same God who forgives sin, heals, redeems, and promises us daily showers of blessings. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.