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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Dear Lord, open our hearts and our minds to the power of Your Word, that as we read, we may know, understand, and obey Your Word for us today. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. (author unknown)
Today’s scripture reading:
We gain wisdom through a constant process of growing. First, we must trust and honor God. Second, we must realize that the Bible reveals God’s wisdom to us. Third, we must make a life-long series of right choices and avoid moral pitfalls. Fourth, when we make sinful choices or mistakes, we must learn from our errors and recover. People don’t develop all aspects of wisdom at once. For example, some people have more insight than discretion; others have more knowledge than common sense. But we can pray for all aspects of wisdom and take the steps to develop them in our life. (NLT)
Proverbs 3:5-10 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.
Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain renewed health and vitality.
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with the finest wine.
Trust in the Lord with all your hert, and do not rely on your own insight. –Proverbs 3:5 (NRSV)
Joseph H. Prater IV (North Carolina) titled his story “WAVING THE FLAG;” here is a portion of Joseph’s story:
“Like many other places, my hometown has a maze, cut into a field of corn. This corn maze covers six acres and can be very confusing and difficult to complete. Each person or group who begins the journey is given a flag to carry along the way. . . .
“Like the person in the tower, God watches over us all to ensure that we do not get lost. When we ‘wave our flags’ by praying for guidance, we are not leaning on our own insight but putting our trust in the Lord. When times are tough, and we feel lost, we don’t have to be afraid to ‘wave the flag’ and seek help from the Lord.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Anytime I feel lost, I can ask God for guidance and help.
Prayer: Dear Father, help us to lean on you and not on our own understanding. Show us your love and mercy. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Luke 11:2-4, KJV). Amen.
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