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Daily Devotional for Monday January 22, 2018

It's Monday Morning and the Weekend is Over

(Luke 15:18)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, YOU are my provider. You know my daily needs. You promised to care what I need each day for life....food, shelter, clothing. I put my trust in you. You own the cattle on a thousand hills, and I come to you today to thank you for providing for my needs in the past, and knowing my needs today. Today, I come to you, asking you to meet those needs as I glorify you for your provision. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DEVOTIONALS THAT I HAVE EVER WRITTEN. PRAY, READ THESE WORDS SLOWLY, AND KNOW THAT GOD IS PATIENTLY WAITING FOR YOU!!!

It is Monday morning and the weekend is over. So many of us from time to time in our lives get caught up in a rebellious lifestyle that leaves us empty, hurting, knowing what we must do . . . but not doing it. It would have been so much easier if God would have just not given us "free will" to make our own decisions.

If he had, everything we did would be in accordance with His will and His plan for our lives. But the fact is God did create us with the ability to make our own choices, and in so doing, has given us the ability to live at times in total rebellion to what we know in our hearts is how He wants us to live.

Many of you are very uncomfortable reading this Daily Devotional this morning, because it is bringing automatic conviction to you and where you are at in your life. God loves you. He cares about you. He only wants the best for you. That is why He is trying to get your attention before it gets any worse.

You see, sin is like quicksand, the longer you are it, the deeper you get, and the more difficult it is to get out. Many of you were not in church Sunday because the things in your life have so separated you from God, that you can't even be near His presence. Like Adam after his sin in the garden, you are hiding.

Life is not easy and I am not here to judge you. I have enough problems in my own life to be judging others. But I am here to encourage you. God has made a way back for you today. If you are tired, can't deal with the pressure any longer, sick of the direction your life has taken, the Lord is speaking to you this morning about "come home."

Much like the prodigal son who was at the very lowest depths of despair, somehow he heard the voice that told him to "go home." When he arrived, he found a father not ready to punish him, but to love him. His father was not ready to chastise him, but restore him. Your Father is waiting for you today, with outstretched arms of love, simply saying to you . . . "come home."

I love you and care about you so much. I pray for you today, especially those caught up in some things you know you shouldn't be involved in. You know it isn't working. You know that things are a mess. You are tired of running, tired of hurting, tired of being tired. There is an answer! There is a way!

God is calling you right now to simply "come home to Him." The problems don't go away overnight since they weren’t created overnight. The consequences of your actions won't magically disappear. But by coming home, you are taking that first step to deal with the issues in your life, to put them behind you, and most important become restored into fellowship with God who loves you!

Slowly as the days, weeks, and months pass by, you will see joy, and peace, and happiness return to your life!

Please know that I will be praying for you as you trust the Lord today and "go home!"

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In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller