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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Friday, August 19, 2016
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Today’s scripture reading:
God saw that his work was good. People sometimes feel guilty for having a good time or for feeling good about an accomplishment. This need not be so. Just as God felt good about his work, we can be pleased with ours. However, we should not feel good about our work if God would not be pleased with it. What are you doing that pleases both you and God? (NLT)
Genesis 1:14-19 – And God said, Let bright lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. They will be signs to mark off the seasons, the days, and the years. Let their light shine down upon the earth.” And so it was. For God made two great lights, the sun and the moon, to shine down upon the earth. The greater one, the sun, presides during the day; the lesser one, the moon, presides through the night. He also made the stars. God set these lights in the heavens to light the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. This all happened on the fourth day.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. –John 1:5 (NIV)
Elin Ulmo Hunnes’ (Norway) story is titled “DARKNESS AND LIGHT;” here is a portion of Elin’s story:
“. . . The despair that had threatened to overwhelm me could not stand against the love of Jesus Christ. He is in me and he surrounds me. Life’s struggles are unavoidable. But when we stay close to Jesus in all circumstances, we will be safe . . .”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Despair can never conquer the love of Christ
Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for carrying me through the hard days. Amen.
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