Someone once asked me what is meant when Christians talk about “devotionals.” What is that? A devotional is a supplementary guide to focus our attention and learning upon a given Bible verse or passage.
As I was reading this familiar verse the other day, I begun to reflect upon the way that I speak to our Heavenly Father in prayer. I recognize that in my prayer life there are times where my heart's attention moves from the amazing gift we have in dialogue with our God, to a place where prayer becomes a wishlist or shopping list if you may. "I want this... a little of this... and some more of this" with maybe a please and thank you for good measure.
I received an email last week informing me about a great deal on Bibles that can be bought at a great price to give to others. There are lots of deals on Bibles out there but not many on Bibles you can actually read where the font size isn’t so small that you need a magnifying glass. Maybe it's because I’m getting older, but practically I think being able to read the Bible is what's actually helpful. ;)
Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, is like any other business leader in that he is constantly challenged with the question of competition: Who is the competition, and what do you plan to do about them? He was asked this question a week ago during the regularly-scheduled Q1 earnings call, and his answer is both fascinating and a little alarming.