Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daily devotional: My life belongs to God

Scripture
I know, O Lord, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.
Jeremiah 10:23 NIV

Observation
Having an appropriate perspective on life is vital for peace and contentment. My life is not my own; it belongs to the Lord God, Creator of heaven and earth and all that is within it. When I follow Him, He will direct my steps.

Application
Seek God and follow His ways. Do not let my heart be troubled. Trust in God and in Jesus (John 14:1). By trusting in Him, I can grasp hold of the peace that Jesus wraps His followers within: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14:27).

Prayer
Lord, I acknowledge You. My life belongs to You, and I submit to the steps You have for me to take. I know that You have ordained my life and my steps, that You direct me and are with me. Jesus, I grab hold of the peace that You envelop me with. Thank you for encouraging me and carrying me!

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