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“The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.” Psalm 16:5

In the NIV this verse reads, “Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup, you have made my lot secure.”

We all know what an assignment is.  In school, the teachers assign project that have to follow certain guidelines and meet deadlines.  At work, the boss assigns a job to be done and expects it to be done in a certain way and in a certain time frame.  All these assignments come to an end, but serving the Lord is a lifetime assignment.

Recently, I was given a project to work on.  At first it seemed almost impossible to accomplish.  I realized that it was going to be a lot of work and concentration.  I was getting very frustrated, but went to the Lord in prayer, asking Him to give me the wisdom that was needed.  Suddenly, it became clear to me the way I should approach it and I am happy to say that it is coming together slowly but surely.

God has given each one of us a special assignment, and sometimes it may seem that it is more than we can accomplish, but whatever He has asked us to do, He supplies the tools and the strength we need to do the job.  My assignment will be different than yours, and God does not compare our results with others.  He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us, and to see us through to the very end.  All He asks is that we do our very best, and leave the results with Him.  He has made our lot secure.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, we thank you for your Hand that guides us each step of the way.  Help us to accomplish the task that you have laid down for us today, trusting only in your love and guidance.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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