[CF Devotionals] 2020-02-19 - Making Headway

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Ever feel as though you are unable to make any headway, whether it is in the household chores, some work that needs done, getting your mind on track after a tough day or a personal crisis, or even consistency with your spiritual growth and rejuvenation. As Charles Emerson Winchester III (from the M*A*S*H TV show) blustered, “I do one thing at a time, I do it very well, then I move on.” Particularly on days when we are feeling weary or overwhelmed, the advice is quite on point. I tend to gain momentum when able to complete even small amounts of progress in chores, reorganization, or small home projects, as well as in my spiritual, fiction and non-fiction writing. And I don’t know about you, but accomplishments lose their zeal if not planned well; then they become paralyzing tasks. So, laundry and spiritual writing today, some typing practice and fiction writing tomorrow, and the next day, some more preparation in the bathrooms for paint and accessory spiffing. When making some small amounts of progress in different ways, we get a much-needed lift of our spirits. This, followed up with daily prayer, consistent Bible study, and faith-affirming people in our lives can bring us closer to the well-rounded mind, body, spirit found in the perfect will of God. Our completing activities, home improvements, and chores does not put us in his will, but our desire to serve him and give only Him the glory in all we do does bring Him pleasure. And that is the best kind of headway I know. ☺

Romans 12:1-3 (KJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

  1. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

  2. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

“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.” (Isaiah 40:31 NIV)

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 NIV)

“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” (I Corinthians 4:15-17 KJV)


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All verses are from the New American Standard Version (NASB) unless otherwise noted.


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