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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Friday, February 28, 2020
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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:
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. –Proverbs 3:6 (NLT)
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.
To receive God’s guidance, said Solomon, we must seek God’s will in all we do. This means turning every area of life over to him. About a thousand years later, Jesus emphasized this same truth. Examine your values and priorities. What is important to you? In what areas have you not acknowledged him? You may already acknowledge God in many areas of your life, but the areas where you attempt to restrict or ignore him will cause you grief. Make him a vital part of everything you do; then he will guide you because you will be working to accomplish his purposes. (NLT)
Proverbs 3:1-10 – My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart. If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying. Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.
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 show you which path to take.
Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.
Quoted verse: Jeremiah wrote, “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved.” –Jeremiah 17:14 (NIV)
“Story” – Peter T. Gardner (Iowa, USA) titled his story “GOD IS MERCIFUL;” here is Peter’s story:
“In the winter of 2016, the doctor gave the results to my wife and me: the lesions in my bones indicated multiple myeloma. Yet, no fear came over me. Instead, I was filled with the certainty that I was in God’s hands and that God had a plan. For the 40 years of my Christian life, I had lived by these words from the Bible: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight’ (Prov. 3:5-6, NIV). This was the time I would need those verses the most.
“After two stem-cell transplants in six months, I was in remission and facing eight months of chemotherapy maintenance. Through this battle, God has done amazing things – including reaching people around the world online through two blogs which I update daily, and 1000 poems and songs. My body is strong and getting stronger. God has been very merciful to me.
“When facing trials that we do not understand, we can lean on a God who understands, whom we can trust in everything that comes our way. We can acknowledge god’s power and strength through the good things and the bad. Our merciful God can walk us through anything.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God has been merciful to me.
Prayer: Dear God, help us always to see your mercy that surrounds us each day. When we are afraid, help us to lean on you and trust you to do your work in us. Amen.
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