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#UTCOP – When your heart breaks for the world – PRAY

When your heart breaks for the world – PRAY

by Violet Nesdoly

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Violet is today’s guest at #UTCOP. She allows us to post from her blog “Other Food – Daily Devos”. I read her blog from September 23rd and you will be blessed by reading it.

Sometimes we’re not the people for the job on the ground. But we’re always the people who need to respond to the burdens of this world, its weary scattered sheep that move our hearts to compassion, with prayer – Violet Nesdoly.

Read her entire post , When Your Heart Breaks For the World – PRAY, where she discusses David Wilkerson’s book, The Cross, the Switchblade and the Man Who Believed.


How do we respond to the world’s problems with prayer. (Tweet this)


Violet Nesdoly

Violet freelances in several genres and has been published in a variety of print and online publications.

Her articles, stories, and activities have appeared in Keys for Kids, Devotions for Girls, Devotions for Boys, Clubhouse, Guide, Primary Treasure, Partners, Pockets and others. She has also published two books of poetry and is an avid blogger. She is a member of Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship and a professional member of The Word Guild.

Sunday Stillness – The Tender Shoot

Sunday Stillness – The Tender Shoot


I have been meditating on the cross. Today the word “tender” came to me. And then I found “tender shoot”. Here is the full scripture in NIV and the Message:

He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him (Isaiah 53:2, NIV).

The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look (Isaiah 53:2, The Message).

Then I watched the Billy Graham 95th birthday video thanks to my friend Joanne at Days and Thoughts. And it said it all – The Cross; how offensive it is; how weak; how lowly; – but how powerful it became when our Lord rose and conquered death for us.

So those days when you feel weak (like I did yesterday), call on Jesus, He is strong. For those days when you feel strong, keep close to Him so you know that you are following His Way and not yours.

For those looking for deeper meaning in this Scripture check out John Gill’s commentary.

Here is the video. I encourage you to watch it.

Today is Sunday Stillness – be still before Him.

Stop and feel His touch.



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