My Daily Devotional

Look Around You

“Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.”
Luke 10:41

When you are driving to work, or out in your yard, do you see the presence of God? Do you see the trees, the birds, the flowers and the beautiful sunrises or sunsets? There is beauty surrounding you, but do you look around and see it? Recently as I was driving through the countryside on a beautiful sunshiny day, my mind and mood was centered on a number of pressing matters that had come up in my daily routine. Suddenly, I became aware of the brilliantly, beautiful, spring flowers and blossoms on every side of the road. It was if the Lord was suddenly telling me that I was preoccupied with worry and upset about many things, while He was surrounding me with all the stunning beauty of His creations, which I was not seeing. I was instantly reminded of Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” It is so easy to drive, walk, and pass through life, worrying and upset about the problems and things that we deal with each day, and not seeing the glory of the Lord around us. We can get so carried away trying to face the pressures of our daily life, that we don’t notice the work of God, that surround us everywhere we look. We need to wake up and see the beauty of God’s creations, and thank Him. Just as Jesus told Martha in the scripture above, we get worried and upset when we concentrate only on the problems and trials that we see in our daily lives. There is more to life than this, and when we get our minds off our problems, only then are we able to see the presence of God all around us. So if you are struggling today with problems in your life, and they are taking away your peace and joy open your eyes and look around you. See and feel the presence of God, and then let Him help you deal with your problems. Read your Bible daily, pray to Him daily and let Him lead you.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Eight
August 28


About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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