Sunday, February 27, 2011

Academy Award Analogy


Do you ever feel yourself spinning relentlessly out of control through the routines of life? I do not know a lot about dance, but I do know that moving across a room while spinning can get you very dizzy if you are not properly trained. You need a focus point, a “spot” to look at each time you turn so you won’t topple over.

Consider God’s word: Psalms 119:59 (NAS) I considered my ways and turned my feet to Your testimonies.


Our world is becoming a smaller and crazier place. Many things we cherish, ideals we believe in, and morality we stand for, are challenged daily; sometimes even in our own churches and families. Political correctness has taken the place of God’s Holy Word. Who is in our corner? How can we be better prepared?

Consider God’s Word: Romans 8:31 (NAS) What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Allow the Holy Spirit to be “our Trainer.”

I John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.


God protects His children. God provides for His children, God disciplines His children

Consider these scriptures: Psalms 68:5 (NIV) Father to the fatherless, defender of widows--this is God, whose dwelling is holy.

Matthew 6:26 (NIV) Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.


Have you forgotten your purpose? Do you feel used up, outgrown, discarded? Even in our loneliest times, when we are questioning our destinies, God promises remain sovereign and true. If we seek after Truth, He will reveal Himself and His purpose and renew our spirit.

Consider these scriptures: Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8: 38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

See and Read also Psalm 71.

Like was mentioned earlier, don’t we all want perseverance in our life, consistency, truth and integrity? Well, it wouldn’t really be a life with lessons to learn if we all didn’t have our ups and downs. Even against the toughest of days, when we have messed up, God is always faithful; faithful to help us get back on our horse and face our foes.  Sometimes God can use the strangest people and difficult trials to grow us.

Consider this scripture: Matthew 10:22 You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Our God is a just God and justice shall be in His courts.

Proverbs 28:5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.

God promises us a full abundant life, and when our dreams are aligned with His purpose, all things are possible. Allow God to be your inspiration and partake in His Divine Nature.

Consider these scriptures: John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Genesis 31:11 The angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob.' I answered, 'Here I am.'

II Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”

II Peter 1:4 “Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”


God’s Word speaks for itself;  no commentary needed here.

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

See also the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

God calls us to fellowship, to love one another and lift each other up. As part of the Body of Christ, we are to use our gifts within this same Body to further Christ’s teachings and allow His light to shine to others while awaiting His return.

I 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, his Son, purifies us from all sin”.

What should our “status” be? It’s about all the grace we can share everyday in our walk with Him.

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”


Do you have a firm foundation in your life? When life has not given you a perfect family, a perfect home or job and your generational sins seem to follow, God can restore you on a firm, new foundation, one that will withstand the evil in this world.

Consider His Word: (Jesus said) Luke 6:47-48 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.”

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.


Consider and meditate on God’s Word.

Psalm 23 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Isaiah 40:29 (NIV)
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.


  1. What a creative take on the topic-great job!

  2. Awesome! I loved getting "just a taste of devotion" for us busy moms it fit just right!