Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Vs. 21 and every cooking pot in Jerusalem and Judah
shall be sacred to the Lord of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come
and use them to boil the flesh of the sacrifice. And there shall no
longer be traders in the house of the Lord of hosts on that day.
In this passage, we read that
even the most common of objects, such as pots, will be holy to the
Lord. The theme of this devotion is a consecrated life, a concept
that seems easy to understand but not as easy to truly live. As I
studied this passage, I began to look at myself and ask - do I actually
live a consecrated life? Is my life truly an example of worship and
This passage made me think about three primary points as I
tried to answer my own questions:
action, even in the most common actions, should be so that we may glorify
the Lord. I should find ways to worship in my everyday
combination of my every day actions makes up my days. And my days
make up my whole life.
• If I find
ways to worship in my every day actions, my life will be an act of
Breaking things down to my
every day actions helps me truly assess how I can do better. I find
that it is easier to ask myself if I truly worship in my every day
actions. I think of my every day interactions with my parents,
siblings, husband, co-workers, and friends, and I see that there are more
and more opportunities for me to truly glorify the Lord. That as I
take every interaction in my life as an opportunity to be more
Christ-like, I am building up to a life of true devotion.
This got me thinking that
even the most mundane or common daily interactions can be an act of
devotion. Do I offer to help others even with the small
things? Do I find ways every day to show how much Christ loves
me? What can I do as I drive to work each morning or in my daily
work meetings? What more can I do each and every day? In each
action - even the small, routine, or mundane - we can each find ways to
glorify the Lord!
Lord, we pray that you help us find ways each and every
day to glorify you in our actions so that our lives may be an example of
true devotion. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Find ways to glorify the Lord each and every day.
Sini George, Immanuel MTC,
Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church
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tempest raged, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.
“After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn.
And after every storm, there comes clear open skies” so said a Scottish
clergyman from the 1600s. It’s been said, that hope can sometimes be the most
dangerous weapon. However, it’s sometimes the hardest weapon to carry
when you’re living with the loss of a loved one, something that almost feels
like a terrible nightmare that’ll never go away. It’s a weapon difficult
to carry when day in and day out no one seems to hear or see those tears that
are shed or silent cries that are made during a heartfelt prayer. It’s a
weapon difficult to carry as you see your loved one lying on that hospital bed.
It’s a weapon difficult to carry as you search and seek out answers to
tell a child as to why they’ve been abused, abandoned, and …
Exodus 40:12-16 Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of
Meeting... wash them with water. Then dress Aaron in the sacred garments,
anoint him and consecrate him so he may serve me as priest (Exodus 40: 12-13). Priesthood
among the people of God was a divine command and initiation. God wanted some
people to be separated for the special ministry among his people. God appointed
Aaron and his descendants to take up this kind of ministry among the people of
God. Priests are always separated and appointed as channels that connect God
with his people. All throughout the history of Israel, priests played an
important role in connecting people with God and to lead and guide them in the
statutes of God. But there are incidents in the Bible where the priests failed
in their duties and that led the people to go away from God. So the priests
have a special and significant ministry to perform in this world among his
people. Two important things from thi…
Community Formation Around
Resurrection ExperienceActs 23:1-10 Vinod JohnsonCarmel MTC, Boston,
MA6 When Paul noticed that some were Sadducees and others
were Pharisees, he called out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son
of Pharisees. I am on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection of the
Sometimes, the only thing that keeps you going through a brutal winter is
the hope for the spring. It may have been a hard hope to hold on to this
particular year in New England - a year in which Boston considered dumping not
tea, but the ever growing mounds of snow into its harbor. And yet, the waist
deep snow has dissolved away. White desolation has given way to increasingly
visible green shoots of spring. A resurrection is at hand!
this passage, Paul tries to defend himself before the Sanhedrin Council. He
seeks to drive a wedge between the Pharisees who believed in resurrection and
the Sadducees who did not; even though neither believed in the resurrection of