Melinda Keays


By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. (Genesis 2:2, NIV)

God is our example. He chose to rest on the seventh day because of all the work He had done. If God chose to rest and showed us the importance of rest in the first book of the bible, I think it’s something that we need to consider as we run through our busy lives. In a world filled with noise, we need to take time for ourselves. Schedules will always be full and time will always be scarce. Life always runs smoother when we are refreshed so take time for yourself today.

Prayer: Lord, as we run through life remind us to slow down and take time to rest. Take away any guilt we may feel when we take time for ourselves. You are the giver of all things so I pray for strength and refreshing today in Jesus name, amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays

Don’t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of. You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours. (Galatians 6:4-6, ERV)

We all do it. Comparing your abilities, strengths, beauty…etc., to others has always been an issue. The world of social media has enhanced this evil monster that we all carry around. Scripture clearly states that we are not to compare ourselves with others. Instead, we need to constantly be looking within ourselves. What we do and how we continuously change should have very little to do with what people are doing around us and a lot to do with what God wants for us.  There are some things in your life that you can change, and some that you cannot. If you can change it, go for it! If you can’t change it, embrace it. God makes each one of us special. Don’t look to others for your own gratification.

Prayer: Lord, I pray for those struggling today. Help us to love the person you made us to be and to be satisfied with what we have. I pray that you fill our hearts with gratefulness. In Jesus name, amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26, KJV)

God created mankind to have dominion. We were born to be in control, which is why it can be so hard for us to let go of our own will and let God take over. We will never have all the answers and if we continuously try to run our owns lives without seeking His will, it will be a very difficult and exhausting journey. Though we will not always understand God’s will, we have to be confident in it, knowing that only He knows what we truly need.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your control over our lives. I pray that you will lead and guide us on our paths. Fill our hearts with the desire to let you lead and give us peace when we don’t understand the situations we face. In Jesus name, amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays