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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, September 7, 2015
Today’s scripture reading:
According to God’s wise plan, his people were to have a future and a hope; consequently, they could call upon him in confidence. Although the exiles were in a difficult place and time, they need not despair because they had God’s presence, the privilege of prayer, and God’ grace. If we seek him wholeheartedly, he will be found. Neither a strange land, sorrow, persecution, nor physical problems can break our fellowship with God. (NLT)
Jeremiah 29:11-13 – For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.”
Beverly Varnado (Georgia) titled her story “SEARCHING FOR JESUS;” here is a portion of Beverly’s story:
“My friend Carole has produced an outdoor passion play every summer for 30 years. The entire play hinges on having the right person in the role of Jesus. . . Each one in his own way has highlighted attributes that point to the Savior’s gentleness, compassion, love, and authority. . .
“Carole’s persistence reminds me of God’s words recorded by Jeremiah. Today’s verse encourages us to search for God wholeheartedly. We shouldn’t restrict our pursuit of God to a few hours on Sunday or a few fleeting minutes in daily prayer but all through our day, everywhere we are. . . And when we search with all our heart, we will find God.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – I will look for God throughout my day today.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to devote ourselves to pursuing you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
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