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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Sunday, February 10, 2019
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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:
[God’s] His power to create, His provision to sustain, His presence to help. God is almighty and all-powerful; but even so, he cares for each of us personally.
Even the strongest people get tired at times, but God’s power and strength never diminish. He is never too tired or too busy to help and listen. His strength is our source of strength. When you feel all of life crushing you and you cannot go another step, remember that you can call upon God to renew your strength. (NLT)
Isaiah 40:28-31 – Have you never heard or understood? Don’t you know that the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak. Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up. But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Quoted verse: Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. –Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
“Story” – Harlan M. Baxter (Minnesota) titled his story “SOARING;” here is a portion of Harlan’s story:
“One beautiful autumn day, I took the day off to go for a hike in the mountains along the ridge near the Delaware Water Gap where the raptor migration was at its height. . . . Soon in the distance I spied a red-tailed hawk circling slowly in an updraft. . . .
“Over time I have come to realize that with the Lord’s help, I can be like that hawk. God constantly provides me moments full of the spiritual lift that I need to get through another week. Sunday worship or time each day with The Upper Room or praying with my wife in the mornings are for me like the updrafts that enable the migrating hawk to fly to its destination. Each day, we can claim the promise that ‘those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.’”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today, I will watch for the special moments that God is giving me to soar.
Prayer: Gracious Lord, when we are tired or discouraged, bring us into your presence and raise us up so that we may continue to worship and serve you. Amen.
Prayer Focus: SPIRITUAL RENEWAL AND ENCOURAGEMENT
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