Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV


A devotion for February 12th through the 18th


Yesterday I realized I did not have a lot to choose from for breakfast so looked in the cupboard and found I still had some steel cup oatmeal left.  I decided I would make me a bowl.  I got everything started and prepared to cook it.  It takes about a half hour to cook so knew I had to watch it closely and stir it often.  I even set the timer so I wouldn’t lose track of the time.

A few minutes before the timer was to go off, I checked it.  It was cooking nicely, not sticking to the pan or anything.  I stirred in some stevia and cinnamon to enhance it and thought to myself “this is cooking perfectly”.  Then I walked away from the stove.

A few minutes later I went to check it right before the timer was to go off.  Sure enough, I had not stirred it in a long enough period of time that it stuck to the bottom of the pan.  I was so irritated with myself.  I should have kept watching it and stirring it but nope, I walked away and didn’t pay attention to it.  Then I began to think about Jesus.

We often forget that we need to stay vigilant.  We need to continue to study, pray, and talk with our Heavenly Father.  We need to continue our walk with Him.  We need to never let our guard down because if we do, Satan comes in and widens the gap.

We don’t know when Jesus will return, but He will.  We need to be prepared, we need to continue to pay attention and make sure we are walking His path.  By staying on His path and making sure we are prepared, we will be welcomed with open arms into a greater eternity than we could ever imagine. 

Don’t step away from the stove.  Keep a close eye on the pan, keep stirring, and when the timer goes off, be prepared for something far greater than the best thing you can imagine.

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