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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Saturday, March 7, 2015
Isaiah tells us to call on the Lord while he is near. God is not planning to move away from us, but we often move far from him or erect barriers of sin between us. Don’t wait until you have drifted far away from God to seek him. Turning to him may be far more difficult later in life. Or God may come to judge the earth before you decide to turn to him. Seek God now, while you can before it is too late.
The people of Israel were foolish to act as if they knew what God was thinking and planning. His knowledge and wisdom are far greater than any human’s. We are foolish to try to fit God into our mold—to make his plans and purposes conform to ours. Instead, we must strive to fit into his plans. (NLT)
Isaiah 55:6-9 – Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the people turn from their wicked deeds. Let them banish from their minds the very thought of doing wrong! Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
“My thoughts are completely different from yours,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
Jesus looked at them carefully and said, “It’s impossible for human beings. But all things are possible for God.” – Matthew 19:26 (CEB)
Janet M. Manuel (Isabela, Philippines) titled her story “TRUSTING GOD ALWAYS” and here is a portion of it:
“. . . I realized that even though I thought it was impossible to ask the girl for help, God made it possible for her to understand and for me to trust. God’s ways are truly far greater than our ways. God is faithful and will never abandon us.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Everything is possible with God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to realize that your love and ways are greater than our ways and expectations. Amen.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
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LISTENING, LISTEN: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/listening-listen/
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