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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Saturday, October 17, 2015
Today’s scripture reading:
The Holy Spirit is the very presence of God within us and all believers, helping us live as God wants and building Christ’s church on earth. By faith we can appropriate the Spirit’s power each day. (NLT)
John 14:15-21 – [Jesus said] “If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans–I will come to you. In just a little while the world will not see me again, but you will. For I will live again, and you will, too. When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Those who obey my commandments are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them, and I will love them. And I will reveal myself to each one of them.”
[God] hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” — Hebrews 13:5 (KJV)
Pat Banta Kreml (Florida) titled her story “NEVER ALONE;” here is a portion of Pat’s story:
“. . . Because we cannot see God and may not sense God’s presence, we panic, fearing that God has left us alone in unfamiliar territory. . . .
“Through faith in God’s word, we can push through our fear, step straight into God’s loving arms, and find the strength to face life’s most difficult challenges, knowing that God will never abandon us.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – When we call out, God will answer.
Prayer: Loving God, we come to you as little children, seeking comfort and security. Assure our hearts of your abiding presence. Shower us with your love. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE WHO FEELS ISOLATED
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
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