Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – Examine Yourself by the Light of the Word

We finally did it! After months of cleaning and waiting and fluffing pillows, we accepted an offer on our house. It all feels surreal knowing that someone will soon be moving in. Someone will be holding the keys, and that “someone” will be enjoying the home that’s no longer ours.

Now that we’re committed to selling, we have an inspector coming in. He’ll be checking every nook and cranny to make sure it’s up to par. He’ll shine a light up in the attic, and another on the walls, thoroughly ensuring our foundation is secure.

As I got to thinking about that today, I was reminded of salvation. How after I committed my life to the Lord, I began to examine myself by the light of God’s Word. Was my foundation secure? Were there things I needed to change? Was my life in line with His Will?

As I grew in the Lord, I knew that these were the questions I’ll need to be asking time and again. These are the things I need to consider as I study God’s Word.

Paul wrote to the Corinthian church saying,

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. (2 Corinthians 13:5-6, NIV)

I know that the best way to examine myself is by the light of God’s Word. That’s where I gain my instruction, and that’s where the Spirit begins to work in my heart.

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Tilling the Soil

Read Psalm 119:105-112.

Planting Hope

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18, NIV)

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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

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife