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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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Dear Lord, open our hearts and our minds to the power of Your Word, which 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:
Joshua’s new job consisted of leading more than two million people into a strange new land and conquering it. What a challenge—even for a man of Joshua’s caliber! Every new job is a challenge. Without God it can be frightening. With God it can be a great adventure. Just as God was with Joshua, he is with us as we face our new challenges. We may not conquer nations, but every day we face tough situations, difficult people, and temptations. However, God promises that he will never abandon us or fail to help us. By asking Him to direct us we can conquer many of life’s challenges. (NLT)
Joshua 1:1-9 – After the death of Moses the Lord’s servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said, “Now that my servant Moses is dead, you must lead my people across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Everywhere you go, you will be on land I have given you—from the Negev Desert in the south to the Lebanon mountains in the North, from the Euphrates River on the east to the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and all the land of the Hittites.’ No one will be able to stand their ground against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.
“Be strong and courageous, for you will lead my people to possess all the land I swore to give their ancestors. Be strong and very courageous. Obey all the laws Moses gave you. Do not turn away from them, and you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed. I command you—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. –Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
Zully Taborda’s (New York) story is titled “NO ONE IS INSIGNIFICANT;” here is a portion of Zully’s story:
“I had recently arrived in the United States and didn’t know anyone. For a year, I worked for a telemarketing company . . . I hoped that this job would be temporary because talking daily on the telephone with customers who insulted me made me feel insignificant.
“Then one evening while I was making a routine call, the woman who answered the phone was crying and pleaded with me to call 911. She had been injured by domestic violence. Immediately, I dialed 911 and gave all her call-list information to the operator. I left my work station to take a few moments to compose myself and began to pray for God’s strength and for the woman and her situation.
“In that moment, I realized that God can use each of us wherever we are. Because I was at my ‘insignificant’ job, a woman in need was helped. I learned that no person is unimportant when serving God by helping a neighbor – or a stranger.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – No one is insignificant in God’s eyes.
Prayer: Merciful God, continue to shine your light on us as we seek to do your will and to help those in need. In the name of Christ. Amen.
Prayer Focus: VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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