Thursday, August 26, 2010

Daily devotional: Don't forget my Resting Place

Scripture
"My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place."
Jeremiah 50:6 NIV

Observation
The people of Israel forgot the Lord their God, their Maker, their resting place. This got them into a horrible place of pursuing idols which were not gods at all, immorality, and material possessions which only led to disappointment, sin and disgrace, and God's wrath.

Application
Remember Isaiah 51:16: "I have put my words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand—I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, 'You are my people.'" Remember that The Lord God Almighty is my resting place. Look to Him for my salvation, peace, and contentment.

Prayer
Lord, I look to You for my rest. You are my peace, my resting place. I rest in the shadow of Your hand. I put my full trust in You. Take me where You will, do with me what You want, and make me into who You want me to be. Lead me on the path You have ordained for me. Share Your purpose for me with me so that I can confidently walk this path You have laid out before me and quickly get back on track when I veer off. Thank you for Your grace and mercy. Please grant me wisdom and discernment. Help me to love everyone as You have loved me. Give me the strength to be a man after Your own heart and to accomplish all that You set before me. Lead me, I pray. I love you.

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