Monday, May 17, 2010

Devotional Carnival - Stability

It's devotional carnival time again! Which means I get to come read your thoughts, insights and prayers at your blog.

This month's topic is slightly off the beaten path. But it's one of the things I was speaking on last week (see the last post, and do tell what you have to keep perfect). It's STABILITY. Think about it ... God is certainly stable, and therefore, consistently following Him should bring some measure of stability to our lives. Right? No? What are your thoughts on or experiences with this? What does scripture say?

Just yesterday I read this quote by Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God, "Stability may be the virtue that 21st-century Christians most ignore - and the virture we are most called to embrace." Imagine if we had more stability in our faith, in our marriages, in our churches, in our friendships, in our ...

I chose this topic last month and preannounced it so maybe you've already been thinking about it. If not, don't worry, you're going to have extra time this month to write and link your devotion. I'll be on the road most of the day on Monday, headed to Williamsburg, VA. And my day on Tuesday is full. So you'll have until midnight on Wednesday to join in the carnival here. On Thursday I'll draw a winner for the novel.

What novel you ask? This month's She Reads pick ... one of the hottest books on the Christian fiction market this month. A massive novel at nearly 500 pages, plus group discussion guide. It's Francine River's latest release: Her Mother's Hope. And it's a $25 value. It's yours if you link your devotion here by the end of Wednesday, post a comment below, and I randomly select your comment to win.

Some quick instructions: Write anything you want touching on stability, but be sure to include a key verse, keep it under 700 words, and mention you’re participating in this carnival. Then leave a comment answering the question I posed in my previous post – What in your life or house “has” to be perfect?

18 comments:

  1. Looking so forward to reading the devotionals over the next few days!
    Blessings!

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  2. I left my comment on your previous post! Also looking forward to reading everyone else's devotionals! :)

    Safe and Happy travels! :)

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  3. Thanks Rachel for hosting a carnival. Can't wait to read all the posts!

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  4. I enjoyed reading everyone's devotionals today. I have a need for perfection in my work.

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  5. Gifts. I must have the perfect gifts for people on special occasions.

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  6. Thanks for the monthly challenge of a new topic!

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  7. Opps, sorry for linking in twice - you know its going to be an interesting day when you struggle to spell your own name!

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  8. Looking forward to reading all the devotionals!

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  9. Wow, God has been speaking to me all morning on your post. Wrote my devotional on my lunch hour and linked in. This was so easy to write, the Holy Spirit must have been surrounding me! Can't wait to read the other devotionals! It is always so uplifting! Thank you for all you so for us! Hugs!

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  10. It's definitely my hardwood floors I want to be perfect....but they never are!

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  11. The one thing that I am probably the worst about is feeling like I have to be the "perfect" mother. I know this doesn't exist! In regard to my house, I am the worst about my need for things to be picked up (this is a losing battle with a baby and a toddler) :). I really relate to the line from Francesca Battistelli's "Free to be Me" where she sings "perfection is my enemy"...

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  12. Looking forward to reading all the great posts. Thanks Rachel for hosting this. :-)

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  13. Rachel,
    Thank you for hosting another blog carnival!

    The thing in my life or house that has to be perfect....sad, but true, is me. Little by little, day by day, God is setting me free from this and I praise Him for it!

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  14. Loving all the verses and devos about stability!!!

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  15. Thanks for hosting another devotional carnival! This is my second time to participate. I so enjoy reading everyone's posts and meeting new friends! :)

    I left a comment on your previous post the day you wrote it, totally exposing myself! haha It is so freeing to be able to talk with other women and be real while on our journey to becoming more like Him!

    XO

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  16. Thanks again Rachel. I look forward to reading everyone's devotions.

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  17. Cooking is where I struggle for perfection and work..
    Loved reading the devotionals. Thanks Rachel.

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  18. Thank you, Rachel. I enjoyed pondering the meaning of "stability". I'm looking forward to reading the devotions. Hugs!!!

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