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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, October 1, 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:
For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need. – Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
Can we really do everything? The power we receive in union with Christ is sufficient to do his will and to face the challenges that arise from our commitment to doing it. He does not grant us superhuman ability to accomplish anything we can imagine without regard to his interests. As we contend for the faith, we will face troubles, pressures, and trials. As they come, ask Christ to strength you. (NLT)
Philippians 4:10-13 – How grateful I am, and how I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but for a while you didn’t have the chance to help me. Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to get along happily whether I have much or little. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.
Quoted verse: My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26 (NRSV)
“Story” – Gozeila Bilal’s (South Dakota, USA) story is titled “STRENGTH IN CHRIST;” here is a portion of Gozeila’s story:
“I am the oldest of seven children. During my senior year of high school, my family had only one car, so I would have to wake up at 5:50 every morning and take my mom to work. After that I would come home to make breakfast for my younger siblings and see that they all got to school or to the babysitter. . . .
“Some days I felt too tired to complete all these responsibilities, but I tried never to complain. After one very hectic morning, I was simply overwhelmed. . . . I knew that I had to pray – to ask Christ for strength to continue.
“Everyone has certain responsibilities, and sometimes those responsibilities become draining. In a world where everything moves so fast, we can easily feel overwhelmed. How important it is, then, to slow down and ask God to give us the strength to continue in the work that each day brings us!”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – What may seem impossible for me is possible through Christ.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give us the strength we need each day to continue in our work, always aware of your purpose for our lives. Amen.
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