12 Baskets Full

A Devotional Basket January 2021

A familiar Mother Goose rhyme goes:

 

Pussy cat, Pussy cat where have you been?

I’ve been to London to visit the queen.

Pussy cat, Pussy cat, what did you there?

I frightened a little mouse under the chair.

 

Like that cat, Christians sometimes settle for petty involvements, trivial pursuits – chasing mice – when we have the opportunity to spend time with the King of Kings!  Instead of remaining content with minimum daily requirements, we can deepen our relationship with God and grow in maturity. [1]

Resources to Help you Thrive

Choose a Bible Reading Plan.  Visit the following websites and choose one tailor-made for your seasonhttps://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-reading-plan/ or https://www.ligonier.org/blog/bible-reading-plans/or https://biblestudytogether.com/top-best-bible-reading-plans/

Join a Bible Study.  I highly recommend www.womenatwork.online if for one or another reason you are unable to attend a gathering in person.

Deepen your Prayer life.  Purchase one of my prayer books and embark on a year of praying wider, deeper and bolder than before.  (Also available in Afrikaans – Saam Bid ons Wyer, Dieper & Kragtiger)

Read Christian Classics: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, Knowing God by J.I. Packer, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis, The Ragamuffin Gospel by Rich Mullins, The Calvary Road – Roy Hession, 1000 Gifts – Ann Voskamp

Read Christians Biographies:  Amy Carmichael, Corrie Ten Boom, Just as I am – Billy Graham, God’s Smuggler – Brother Andrew, Lords of the Earth – Don Richardson, Daring to Live on the Edge – Loren Cunningham

Listen to Christian Worship Music

*Amazing Grace – Pentatonix – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obp-9BEZe1c&list=PLKUA473MWUv3VnK3E7ElYEqVN7eb7h92_&index=2

* Who am I – Needtobreath – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUdMMUUYXKs&list=PLKUA473MWUv3VnK3E7ElYEqVN7eb7h92_&index=6

From the day – I AM THEY – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUjuRFwwvaw

Start Right Here – Casting Crowns – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGvfagBOHJE

 

 

[1] Trivialities 738 taken from 750 Engaging Illustrations

 

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