The Daily

Daily devotions and thoughts from Cypress Meadows

 

The Daily is a devotional sent out via text each morning. The Daily devotions are written by folks at Cypress Meadows, including Tribe members, elders and our Lead Pastor. There is a different theme each week and each devotional includes a prayer, a scripture verse, a brief reading from well-known authors, and a daily reflection.

TEST DRIVE THE DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Contributed by: Douglas Poole, Lead Pastor

Opening Prayer

Thank you God for extending Your grace to me. Now help me to be gracious to other in a way that brings honor and glory to You and draws others into your kingdom.

Scripture

I pleaded with the Lord to take it away  from me (change my circumstances). But God said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. -Paul the Apostle (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Reading

God’s grace is the experience of the second wind, when even though what you want is clarity and resolution, what you get is stamina and poignancy and the strength to hang on. -Anne Lamott

Reflection

I do not understand the mystery of why one person sees their circumstances change and for another it’s a painful “deja vu all over again”. Or why when I long for clarity to understand, instead I’m given the stamina to get through the day. What I do know is that either way I’m experiencing the grace of God…and it is always, only…enough.

Blessing

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be GRACIOUS to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. 

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THE  DAILY  DEVOTIONAL  ARCHIVES

God is Gracious

September 5 - September 11

God is Compassionate

August 29 - September 4

Fear the Lord

August 22 - August 28

Knowledge

August 15 - August 21

Control

August 8 - August 14

Counsel

August 1 - August 7

Wisdom

July 25 - July 31

Faithfulness

July 18 - July 24

Self Control

July 11 - July 17

Faithfulness

July 4 - July 10

Gentleness

June 27 - July 3

Generosity

June 20 - June 26

Poverty

June 13 - June 19

Wealth

June 6 - June 12

Finances

May 30 - June 5

Kindness

May 23 - May 29

Patience

May 16 - May 22

Peace

May 9 - May 15

Joy

May 2 - May 8

The Cross

April 25 - May 1

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