The book of Hosea describes a heartrending love story of a unilateral love affair. Hosea is instructed by God to marry Gomer, a harlot. The Bible is intentional with every word, story, and text; God is teaching us that He loves us, even at our worst, and even when we run from Him. Hosea and Gomer live together as man and wife. She bears three children and all seems well, until a yearning for the strange paths of her old life. After meditating on distant horizons, she makes the decision to return to the streets to become a woman of…
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” (Psalm 127:1 KJV) God used visions and dreams in the Bible to reveal His plan, to further His plan, to put His people in places of influence, and to provide information that was unavailable elsewhere. In fact, the Book of Acts tells us that the Holy Spirit induces dreams. Acts 2:17-18 describes entire households who prophesy, see visions and dream. Our families were designed to dream! Taking time to evaluate, plan and develop a vision for our family will help us prioritize so we can design our…
“And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.” (Genesis 3:8 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). Every few months HUD Housing inspects its rental homes to make sure that they are being taken care of. I wonder what God would find if He walked through your home today? The garden of Eden was Adam and Eve’s home and apparently He made a daily inspection of the garden. It was always at the end of the day. This should not have been a surprise visit for He had been there the day before, but on this particular day the scripture says that they hid themselves from the presence of the Lord. We know why they hid; because they had disobeyed God. If God inspected my home would I pass the inspection or would He find grounds to evict me? How about your home? Maybe it’s time to clean out the things from our home that displease God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I don’t want to find anything in my house that would be displeasing to You. You have provided a home where I can reside with my family. Let me keep it clean and pure in Your sight. Amen!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton