Christian Living

Beeda Speis’ daily devotional-type posts which often include her thoughts and feelings on a certain subject. Each post features a Bible verse of the day and suggestions for prayer.

Each week, beginning on Monday, she chooses the main theme and finds related Bible verses which she shares in her FaceBook prayer group, Pray In The Stillness (formerly 7th Hour Prayer Power). Come along beside her to pray together on a specific topic, need, or group of people.

She asks everyone to set aside time to be still and focus all of their attention on their conversation with God, talking to Him but also listening.

I believe that through the power of prayer, we can draw closer to our Father, glorify Him, and make a difference in the lives of others.


John Steinbeck wrote a novel in 1961 titled, The Winter of our Discontent. The basis of the book is the “moral decline” within the U.S. This was in the 60s. I imagine today, this book would be even more relevant. Has anyone read it? Amazon included the top three sentences that Kindle users highlighted in …

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Today, let’s pour out our hearts for those people who are so discontent with their lives, with the world, that they contemplate suicide. It’s like they’ve fallen into an empty well. There are no apparent means of escape, so they just sit in the mud and muck and sink deeper and deeper into their hole. …

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The Silver Lining

It’s easy to be discontent, especially when everything around you seems to be falling apart. We get depressed, bitter. Maybe we stop being able to see the good. We can’t see the silver lining. But there are other people‚Ķpeople who have lost everything; people who have only a few months to live who we would …

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Winter of Discontent

I know so many people who are in a “winter of discontent.” They seem to complain about everything and be happy about nothing. It makes for a miserable existence. When I think of the word “discontent” I immediately think of the first line from Richard III (by William Shakespeare): “Now is the winter of our …

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Bathsheba is listed in the lineage of Jesus, not by name, but as “her who had been the wife of Uriah.” We don’t know why. Maybe Matthew was making a statement about King David. I don’t know. What I do know is that women were treated like property back then. The biblical account of Bathsheba’s …

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When I think of Ruth, I think of loyalty and faithfulness. She gave up everything to accompany her mother-in-law home to the land of Judah. Ruth gave up her homeland, family, friends, neighbors, and religion to travel to a land where she would stand out as being “different;” a land and a people she knew …

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Like Ruth, Rahab (Joshua 2) was faithful to God’s calling even before she was a true believer. She heard of God and how He parted the Red Sea for His people. She believed He was a mighty God and One to be feared. The events of the Exodus and how the Israelites were able to …

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Tamar (Genesis 38) was complicated. Her life was complicated. She had two husbands, brothers, who were “wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord killed [them].” (Genesis 38:7) Her father-in-law, Judah, told her to return to her father’s house until his youngest son was old enough to marry her, (as was the custom). …

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Pray for Women

Whenever I’m struggling with something, I try to look to the Bible for guidance. I try to find a female in the Bible for inspiration and encouragement if possible. It’s my belief that God shared their stories for just that reason. Jesus chose a woman to spread the word of His ministry (John 4:1-42). It …

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God’s Covenants

I want to share some commentary about God’s covenants, but first wanted to ask: how has your week been? How has God spoken to you regarding our prayers? He is such an amazing and awesome God! Throughout this entire week, He has reinforced His faithfulness to me and given me instruction on how I can …

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