Man accepts Jesus after seeing Him in the clouds

A London man stunned people around the world when he captured a photo in the clouds showing an image that looks like Jesus.

Mr. Jones posted an image on his official Facebook page claiming Jesus appeared in the clouds above.

He stated that he had so much doubt if God truly existed before and not until today when he saw the image in the clouds was he convinced that Jesus was real.

Mr. Jones says after the photo was taken he has repented and has taken Jesus Christ as his personal savior.

People claim to see Jesus in these photos of cloud formations from around the world. What do you see?

Yet He commanded the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven – Psalms 78:23

What do you see when you look at the clouds? Life can be hectic at times, whether its work related, personal or anything in between. The simple act of looking to the skies offers the much-needed break we seek on a daily basis. Here we can gain a new perspective or even receive the answers to our woes. It’s at that point that we realize we truly do have an amazing God watching over us from above. Here are a few incredible photos that capture something truly beautiful in the sky.

Take time to look through these spectacular cloud images and reflect on the word of God. Pray along with each devotional and ask God to work in your life!

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

1 Peter 1:13

Prepare Your Mind

When you’re learning a new sport, physical exercise, or skill, many teachers will tell you to visualize yourself going through the motions of your new endeavor. They encourage students to imagine themselves successfully performing the motions in hopes that their bodies will naturally follow. These instructors know that mental preparation is a significant part of anything requiring action.

If we are to obey God and live according to his commands, we must also practice mentally. We have to be committed to living a life of purity, honor, and integrity. Many times we succumb to temptation because we get caught in the heat of the moment, blinded by the emotional pull. But if we’ve thought ahead about how to avoid and resist temptations, we’ve already started the process of growing stronger.

Today, prepare your mind for potential areas of struggle. Imagine yourself obeying God and resisting temptation, remaining strong in your faith.

Pray: “Lord, thank you for the ways you prepare and equip me to face temptations and to overcome obstacles.”

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8

Enjoy His Embrace

Babies often like to be held until they fall asleep because of the sense of security they feel in their parent’s arms. They know they’re safe and can feel the presence of someone keeping watch over them, protecting them from harm.

We have the same assurance as our Father watches and guards us. We have nothing to fear because he is with us all night long. When we feel restless and anxious, we can experience his peace by praying and reminding ourselves of his Spirit within us. When our mind spins with worries, fears, and “what if”s, we can calm ourselves by remembering that he’s in control. There’s nothing that he can’t handle, no matter how scary or threatening it may seem to us.

Today, take comfort in your Father’s arms, enjoying the embrace of the One who created you and loves you the most.

Pray: “When I’m weary and discouraged, Father, I know I can find peace and rest in your loving arms. Thank you for holding me, Lord, safe and sound.”

Through Jesus . . . let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.

Hebrews 13:15

A Sacrifice of Praise

The last crops have been harvested and the fields now lie fallow. The bare branches of many trees wave at us in the wind, and the remaining leaves cannot linger much longer. Morning frosts etch their icy signature across the landscape out our window. The holidays are quickly approaching, and plans are already in motion for family dinners, office parties, church programs, and community events.

Now, before the festive season of busy celebration descends, it’s good to focus on praising and thanking God for this past year. He’s given you so much and brought you so far. Think about how this year began and all the obstacles that you didn’t anticipate. You’ve hit a few bumps in the road, but the Lord has remained faithful to lead, guide, and direct your paths.

Give him praise for the many blessings of family, friends, work, home, and church in your life. Before you start rushing and get caught up in the bustle, think through what you’ve been given. Ask God to give you a calm center from which you can approach the coming weeks, giving him thanks and praise for all that’s ahead.

Pray: “I have so many thing for which I’m thankful, Lord. I give you thanks and praise for the abundance of blessings in my life.”

Take the Next Step

Make note of the people you encounter today. You probably interact with some only in your respective roles: boss and employee, sales associate and customer, teacher and student. But beyond the many roles you fill, you should be able to have at least a few people who know all of you, not just your job description or contribution to the team.

Is there someone that’s earned your trust? Someone with whom you can take the next step to be real?

Just as God is made up of Father, Son, and Spirit, we’re designed in his image to need community. When Adam was alone in the Garden of Eden, God said it wasn’t good for him to be alone, so God created Eve. Even Jesus, the Son of God, chose twelve men to be his disciples, his network of relationships with whom he could share the ups and downs of life.

Today, look for opportunities to become closer to other brothers and sisters in Christ.

Pray: “God, I don’t always enjoy the fact that I need other people, but I know that you made me for community. Help me to love others as you love me.”

 

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