A frontlet is something taken from the Old Testament. Some OT believers would literally tie little boxes called 'frontlets' around their foreheads. "Therefore you should lay up these words in your heart and in your soul...may they be as frontlets between your eyes." Deut.11:18 Inside these boxes were reminders; mostly scripture readings and/or things to remind them of God. These devotions are based on this coming week's scripture readings and are intended to both remind you of God, receive the blessing of His Word (for it never returns void-Isaiah 55:11) and prepare your heart and mind for this, His Word for this Sunday.
Devotions for the Week
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3rd Sunday after Pentecost-Gospel
TEXT: Luke 7:1-10
TITLE: High Flyin' Faith
"I tell you I have not found such great of faith even in Israel." Luke 7:9b
"They fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Those daring young men on the flying trapeze!" Daring indeed! Trapeze artists put a lot of faith not only in their abilities, but their catcher as well! The Centurion put a lot of faith in Jesus and his ability to heal his servant. So much in fact, Jesus made the above statement. Trapeze artists know that the slightest little mistake by either themselves or their catcher can be fatal. Same with us! One little sin is fatal and it means death. And...we've all fallen short of making the bar!
But thanks be to God, we have a catcher who doesn't miss! Even when we do! He's there to catch us and keep us flying high! Even in our weakest moments when we feel like our high-flyin' days are over, He's there to renew our strength. His Word says like the wings of eagles, He has us mount up, not grow weary or faint! Through Him, we rise and soar to heights unimaginable! Those aren't mere 'pie in the sky' words either.. But rather they're based on the solid promises of our loving God. They're intended for, yes, when we're weak, but also for our high-flyin' days, as well as the daily grind or whatever each day brings. Like the Centurion, we've been blessed with great faith. High flyin' faith by God's grace!!
Dear Heavenly Father, sometimes I can be like a little bird who's never flown before! That first step gives me the willies! I believe Lord, again, help me in my unbelief, in Jesus Names, Amen.