Girlfriends in God is a non-denominational ministry that crosses generational and racial boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together as believers. Just as God sent Ruth to Naomi and Mary to Elizabeth, God continues to use women to encourage and equip other women in their spiritual journey. We are doing life together! The Girlfriends in God Daily Devotional is our popular daily Bible devotion for women. GIG Devotionals for Women offer wisdom and insight for applying Biblical truths to the ups and downs of everyday life. Reading daily devotions provides strength and encouragement in your daily walk with Jesus Christ.
May 23, 2011
Upside Down Blessings
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him (1 Corinthians 1:27-29 NIV).
Friend to Friend
When I was a little girl, I remember my mom making a pineapple upside down cake. It always amazed me that the bottom of the cake made such a pretty top when the cake plopped out of the pan.
Come to think of it, many of God’s promises seem like upside down blessings by the world’s standards. Let’s consider a few:
Through our weakness, He makes us strong. Through our dying, He makes us alive. Through our wounds, He makes us whole.
Today, ponder these promises and enjoy a slice of God’s upside down blessings.
Dear Lord, I am so glad that You are in control. If I was in charge of my life, it would be a complete mess. I pray for Your upside down blessing to shower my life. Help me to be a humble giver with a servant’s heart who is totally dependent on You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Now It’s Your Turn
Go back up to the verses of God’s upside down blessings and write down examples of what each one might look like.
How have you seen God’s upside down blessings in your life?
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