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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, March 18, 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:
When we have an important decision to make, we sometimes feel that we can’t trust anyone—not even God. But God knows what is best for us. He is a better judge of what we want than we are! We must trust Him completely in every choice we make. We should not omit careful thinking or belittle our God-given ability to reason, but we should not trust our own ideas to the exclusion of all others. We must not be wise in our own eyes but be willing to listen to and be corrected by God’s Word and wise counselors. Bring your decisions to God in prayer; use the Bible as your guide, and then follow God’s leading. He will direct your paths by both guiding and protecting you. (NLT)
Proverbs 3:5-8 – 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 our own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain renewed health and vitality.
Quoted verse: Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. –Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)
“Story” – Hayden Davenport’s (North Carolina, USA) story is titled “TRUST IN GOD;” here is a portion of Hayden’s story:
“When I was growing up, people always told me to trust God. I never really understood why or how. I mean, nobody can see God. So I wondered, What problems can God solve? . . . The biggest problem I had at the time: I would be moving soon and would never see any of my friends again.
“. . . When I talked to my parents about my feelings, they told me to trust in God. I made a promise to myself that I would try my best to keep an open mind and see what God had in store.
“. . . I sat down next to another student anyway. Over the course of that year, we became great friends and we’re still close friends today.
“Listening to my parents’ encouragement helped me learn to trust God. Even now, God shows me to take life one day at a time. Even though I didn’t then understand how this advice would help, I now know that we can find comfort and peace through trusting God’s plan for us.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today I will keep an open mind to see what God has in store for me.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for supporting us when life presents challenges. Help us to trust you day by day. Amen.
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