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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Today’s scripture reading:
With God by his side, David compared himself to an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. Not only is an olive tree a thriving tree, it is one of the longest-living trees. David was contrasting God’s eternal protection of his faithful servants with the sudden destruction of the wicked. (NLT)
Psalm 52:8-9 – But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will wait for your mercies in the presence of your people.
The Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. – Psalm 100:5 (NRSV)
Michael W. Johnson (Montana) titled his story “COUNTING ON GOD;” here is a portion of Michael’s story:
“. . . We can especially count on God to be with us and to be willing to listen and to consider our prayers. We do not have to sit in silent wonder and worry about the reaction we will receive as we speak our thoughts and cares to God. When we need help, God is always available.
“From God, we learn how to be peaceful listeners by taking the time to listen more and to talk less. God is accessible from anywhere in the world. God gives us the strength to focus on meaningful conversations. God is the best example of a good listener, available and approachable, the One whom all of us can count on.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – I can always count on God.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for always being ready to listen. Help us to listen carefully to you and to others. Amen.
Prayer Focus: TO BE A DEPENDABLE LISTENER
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