Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 8-5-19

Psalm 127 The Message (MSG)

Years ago, Stephen Covey wrote the book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” In his book, he asks the question, “What one thing could you do in your personal and professional life that, if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your life?” The word effective means the power to produce the right result. I’m not sure how you would answer that question, but for me personally I believe the only way I am going to produce the right result is to bow before Almighty God every day and learn to live being shaped by his righteous Hand. He wants to bring greater things into our lives than what we could ever accomplish on our own. Please don’t try to live self-sufficient apart form God, today. You need the Lord for everything; He is your very breath. Make that one thing you do on a regular basis prayer.

Psalm 127:1-2 A Pilgrim Song of Solomon

1-2 If God doesn’t build the house,

the builders only build shacks.

If God doesn’t guard the city,

the night watchman might as well nap.

It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late,

and work your worried fingers to the bone.

Don’t you know he enjoys

giving rest to those he loves?

Prayer: Lord, I place my life at your feet and ask you to make me an effective daughter for the work of your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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