Commit yourselves completely to these words of mine

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Friday, September 27, 2019

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May you find comfort, encouragement, guidance, hope, inspiration, love, and peace – https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/. May you also find answers to your question(s) through the Scriptures that address every situation you face, and help with your problems. Deb

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:

Deuteronomy 11:18-21 – “. . . So commit yourselves completely to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.”

Quoted verse: Your word is a lamp before my feet and a light for my journey. – Psalm 119:105 (CEB)

“Story” – Jan Towne (Virginia, USA) titled her story “NAVIGATING THROUGH LIFE;” here is a portion of Jan’s story:

“During my childhood, whenever my family took a vacation, my siblings and I would get to take turns sitting in the front seat of the car. When it was my turn, my dad would set the map on my lap so I could read it. . . .

“As Christians, the Bible is our map. It guides our lives, gives us direction, and reveals God to us. For many years, I wanted to read the Bible to learn more about God, but I didn’t know where to start. Then my church provided Bible reading plans, and every year since then I’ve been using a plan to read through my study Bible. The daily reading gives me a fresh start to each day and something new to discern within God’s word.

“For many people, printed maps have been replaced . . . but I’m grateful that the Bible never becomes obsolete. It is an eternal source of wisdom – the map that guides us through life and to our heavenly destination.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – As we journey through life, God’s word is our road map.

Prayer: Dear God, increase our desire to read your word, seek your guidance, and follow you. Amen.

To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/

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