Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 8-1-19

Romans 11:33-36 New Living Translation (NLT)

The last three days have been filled with many phone calls. I have called members of my family, spiritual family, friends, repair personnel, bank representatives, reservation clerks, etc. Some of the calls were made to build and enjoy relationships, some were made to gain service advice, some were made to make payments, and some were made to confirm plans. My little fingers were busy dancing over the cell numbers!

Now, I am sitting quietly meditating on God’s Word and praying for God’s guidance today. I am reminded that with every call I made the last three days God was with me and already aware of what I needed and of what others needed. For example, God knows I love my relationships, so he connected me with people so love could be shared. God knows I need service work, so he connected me with people who could advise me and bring the necessary help. God knows I need to pay my debts, so he prompted and helped me fiscally love others. God knows I am looking forward to one more vacation this year, so he connected me with securing the right lodging. Everything within me shouts, “Thank you, Lord, for your rich love!”

The Apostle Paul reminded me this morning about the vastness of the riches of God. My friend, God’s love is rich toward you. He cares about everything that involves you, because you belong to him. Your life is sustained by God and his strength and wisdom is available for you. Pray and place everything before him, listen for his Voice of love, and follow his guidance; then, you will live for his glory.

Romans 11:33-36
33 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
For who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to give him advice?
And who has given him so much
that he needs to pay it back?
36 For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.

Prayer: Lord, every day you bring my life abundant riches and grace. I am privileged, as your daughter, to know you help me each day with every need and develop me in all facets of my being. You are the Great Connector of Life and I love you! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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