Monday, November 4, 2013


By Andrea Boeshaar

Bible Verse:

 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven,
 all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice.
And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.
                                                Daniel 4:37

Thought for Today:

Do you feel like your life is coming apart like a cheap sweater?

I must admit to feeling like that often. After much deliberation, I've discovered that the more areas of my life I try to control the more unraveled I become. The more I dream about the perfect Thanksgiving Day or Christmas holiday – or book release – the more catastrophic the events end up being.

But why?

Great expectations, that’s why. I begin to expect greatness from myself -- and others. When that happens, I'm doomed to failure. But when I look up to the heavens, as King Nebuchadnezzar did in the book of Daniel, and give my expectations and desires to the God of the Universe, I can have that special peace that passes all understanding.(see Phil 4:7). My stress dissolves like butter in a hot frying pan. Ironically, many times when God uses me for a great purpose, I'm unaware of my own importance.

And there, my friends, is when true greatness is achieved.


Dear Heavenly Father, as I delve into my many tasks on this Monday and I expect 110% from myself and others, please give me peace instead of stress. Help me understand the difference between arrogance and true greatness. Your greatness. I give You my time and talent today and ask for Your wisdom for each hour and each task. I thank You in advance, Lord, for what You're about to do in my life. In Jesus's name, I pray...amen.


  1. What a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you, Andrea!!

  2. I'm wishing I'd read this earlier today. Thanks, Andrea. I've set some big goals for this month, but it will only be by God's grace that anything gets accomplished. I can't do anything without Him. May God use us all for His glory. May we not forget to "be still and know that [He] is God." Thanks again.

    1. Amen Crystal...and, Britney, I'm glad you found the devotional useful.