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Celebrating 30 Years of March Retreat, Devotional #20

We hope by now you have received your 30-Day Devotional Guide created by your Flourish Committee. If you haven't, we may not have a correct address for you. You can find a printable pdf version of the Devotional on our website or at Over the next several months, we will be posting each devotional on our blog as well, helping us to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Today's blog post commemorates the twentieth year of the March Retreat.

#20 2011 Speakers: Sylvia Harney; LaMont Monford

Musicians: Sue & Jeff Duffield, Carmen Miller

God’s Design Her Genes

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful. I know that full well.”

~Psalm 139:14~

Do you ever stop to think about where you come from? There are plenty of apps and things that will show us our family history going back hundreds of years ago. However, what they don’t show is that each one of us is actually royalty. We are children of the King.

So what does it mean to be the child of the King? If we look at movies, the princess has been many things. Some are good and some not so good. For most of the things I have seen, it’s all about how they are perceived by the public. Let’s talk about how we carry ourselves as Christians. Are you an example of His love no matter if you are out in the community or at home with your family? Remember, you may be the only Jesus that some people see.

If we look at our own lives, can we honestly say that we are living as royals? Are we acting in a way that shows God’s love to everyone? The Bible says that one of the greatest commandments is to love one another as Christ loves us. So why then do we pick and choose which people we love? Doesn’t God love us all?

Psalms 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well.” If we know that everything He makes is wonderful, why are we not sharing Him with everyone? My hope as you read this is that you will think of someone that you don’t get along with and pray for them. Remember, God made you in His image. We need to let others see Him in us.

Lord, thank you for loving me no matter what. Please give me a love for others and show me how to love even those who are hard to love. Amen

Author: Jennifer Rodriguez

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