“But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding,” (Job 32:8 in the Holy Bible, New King James). Inspiration is often used to suggest an idea that provokes action by the recipient. It’s offered as an endorsement for a motivational speaker. The least common definitions of “intake” or “breathing in air” are my favorites. Nothing compares to the exhilarating feeling of inhaling mountain air on a cool morning, or watching the chest of a sick child rising and falling in restful sleep. A sidebar to these definitions on a popular dictionary website was accompanied by this biblical quote from 2 Timothy 3:16 which I’ve used for years as my source of inspiration. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” God-breathed inspiration. It doesn’t get any better than that.

        Prayer: Eternal God, as I breathe air into my lungs for survival, let holy Scriptures bring spiritual life to my soul. Amen.
    We just celebrated 43 years of marriage and today I’m counting my blessings. Often I am a recipient of in-house inspiration from my husband, Bill. He’s one of those wonderful men who cares and is kind not only to me but to those he is associated with. He brings flowers and butterfingers to inspire me (LOL-laugh out loud!) When you have in-house inspiration it tends to spills over to the world outside your front door. Homes should be safe havens where discouraging words are seldom heard. The word “inspire” means, a) to breathe or blow into, b) to infuse life, etc. When I’ve had the breath knocked out of me God has given me a help-meet who infuses life back into me. “Husbands love your wives even as Christ also loved the church; and gave himself for it;” (Ephesians 5:25 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).
    Prayer: Lord, I thank You so much for giving me a loving husband. Help me to give back the same in-house inspiration to him that he lovingly gives to me. Bill reminds me of You, Lord, and today I want to say a great big Thank You for allowing me to share life with him! Amen.
    Devotion by: Kaye Singleton

Not being prepared to stay overnight I did not have my own Bible with me, so I picked up the Gideon Bible that was in the drawer of my son’s room at Carolina Hospital. Engraved on the front cover was “Thinking of you – The Gideons.” God gave His Word with us in mind. He inspired holy men of old to write. How do I know it’s inspired? As one great Bible teacher said, “Because it inspires me!”

2 Timothy 3:16 reads,

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness” (King James Version of the Holy Bible).

Prayer: Today I want to thank You especially, Lord, for Your Word. When I struggle with decisions I must make, I can read Your Word and find the answer. Time spent in Your Word is profitable and uplifting.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton