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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Saturday, July 18, 2015
Today’s scripture reading:
Timing is important. All the experiences listed in these verses are appropriate at certain times. The secret to peace with God is to discover, accept, and appreciate God’s perfect timing. The danger is to doubt or resent God’s timing. This can lead to despair, rebellion, or moving ahead without his advice. (NLT)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 – There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.
Bryan Taylor (Indiana) titled his story “NEVER OUT OF SEASON;” here is a portion of Bryan’s story:
“During a three-hour period one Saturday afternoon, I conducted both a funeral and a wedding. The contrast between these two events was strong. In the first service we gathered at a graveside to remember an earthly life that had come to an end. At the second service we stood at an altar to celebrate the beginning of a new life in marriage.
“. . . No matter the season of life we face, we can always count on the love of God.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God’s love can transform every season of our lives.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to remember that you love us and remain with us through every period of our lives. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THOSE NEAR THE END OF EARTHLY LIFE
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