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Daily Devotion – Can I Get an Amen?

Daily Devotion - Can I Get an Amen?

My daughter is going into labor any time now. She’s scheduled to be induced on New Year’s Eve, and for us, this will be our second grandchild.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a newborn is there? The gentle way they cuddle up in your arms. The beautiful way they trust that you’ll hold them firm and secure.

I suppose this was close to my heart today as I got to reading my Bible. Maybe that’s why I noticed this word. Maybe that’s what led to my search.

The definition? To support with the arm, to carry a child; one who carries and cares for a child.

And, the word? “Amen.” The root word of which is the Hebrew word ‘aman.(Strong’s H539)

We see this word ‘aman translated “believe” in Genesis 15:6 where it says, “And he [Abraham] believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”

We see it translated again and again throughout scripture as “believe.”

So, I got to wondering, what’s the connection? What does any of this have to do with caring for a child? And then it started to make sense as I see the way an infant is dependant upon their parent. As they lean on their strength. As they completely trust them to care for their needs. That’s what God wants from His children when He says,

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3, KJV)

Until we come to that place of complete surrender, dependence, and trust, we haven’t come to a place of deep faith. We need to rest in His wisdom. We need to trust in His strength. And like children in the arms of a parent, we need to lean on the power of God.

Can I get an amen?


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Tilling the Soil

Read Mark 10:13-16 where Jesus welcomes and blesses the children.

Planting Hope

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3, KJV)


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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