Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 11-9-18

November 9, 2018

Psalm 119:1-8 The Message (MSG)

Faith is about approaching life with an expectation that God may at any moment place something amazing in your path; a blessing because God rewards those who diligently seek him and follow his directions of love. Our words need to align with our faith in order to prepare ourselves to receive. Christ, the Living Word, is our standard of love and he’s promised to never leave us. Each day the Lord makes a way to get his love to us; to reveal his heart and the things that are eternally valuable.  It may be smile that catches your eye when you need it most, a kind word of encouragement to lift your soul because life is hard, or soothing melodies when you need peace for your anxious mind.  We must look for the Lord each day and pursue his presence; if we seek we will find the joy of our salvation. 

Psalm 119:1-8 

1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course,

    walking steadily on the road revealed by God.

You’re blessed when you follow his directions,

    doing your best to find him.

That’s right—you don’t go off on your own;

    you walk straight along the road he set.

You, God, prescribed the right way to live;

    now you expect us to live it.

Oh, that my steps might be steady,

    keeping to the course you set;

Then I’d never have any regrets

    in comparing my life with your counsel.

I thank you for speaking straight from your heart;

    I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.

I’m going to do what you tell me to do;

    don’t ever walk off and leave me.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for telling me the truth about my life, love, and for guiding me along the righteous paths.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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