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How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery: (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ). (Ephesians 3:3-4)

How do we get to know God? It comes through daily reading the Bible and prayer. God’s Word is alive and will speak to us, if we are willing to listen. Let’s open it and start reading!

To Christians the Bible is the most loved book in the world, but to others it is the most hated book.  In some countries, if you are found with a Bible, or even just a part of it, you can be thrown in jail or put to death. Many persecuted Christians desire to have even a page of God’s Word, no matter the cost.

We are so blessed to have the Bible readily available to us every day.  If we want to get to know someone better, we would need to talk to them to find out more information about them. If we want to know more about God, we read His Word and see what He will show us. I’ve found this to be true.  The more you know about God, the more you will fall in love with Him!

Prayer:  Dear Lord, when I open up Your Word, help me to understand You more. Help me to never take Your Word for granted and to always cherish it. Show me Your mysteries so that I may know You. Amen.

BY MISHELLE NALLY

“Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.” Psalm 119:66

I live in a busy city and there is always lots of traffic to contend with on our streets and highways. Every time I pull my car out of the garage, I ask the Lord to give me wisdom and direction in my driving, to help me to be alert always to what is going on around me, and to make the right decisions. There is a need to be aware of all the other vehicles around me, and to watch the traffic lights and road signs carefully.

We live in a world that seems to be getting more wicked all the time. There are many dangers that we face every day, things that would cause us to make wrong decisions that affect our walk with the Lord. The choices that we make can draw us away from the Lord if we are not always on the alert. As we take time daily to talk to the Lord in prayer and trust the promises He has given us in His Word, He will give us the wisdom and knowledge to make the right choices.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we ask you for wisdom and direction today, to know the right way to go and to trust you for guidance.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

Road“For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” Psalm 48:14

I love to travel and I am very thankful for Cruise Control when I am on the highway. I don’t like driving in the rain because I must turn the Cruise Control off. It is too dangerous to use it when the road is wet. Cruise Control can be dangerous also if we are driving when we are tired. If we are not careful we get too relaxed and before we know it, we are hitting the rumble strip.

How often in our spiritual walk, do we get in trouble because we are just drifting along, not really paying attention to what is happening. Maybe we neglect our Bible reading and prayer for a day or so, maybe we have missed a church service or so because we were tired or busy at something else. We are depending on our past experience with the Lord to keep us going.

Thank God, He places some rumble strips along the way, and gives a nudge to wake us up and make us pay attention to what is happening. Maybe it is the lyrics of a song we are listening to, or a message from our Pastor, or just a word from a good friend. What a relief it is, to call out to the Lord for help, spend some time with Him in prayer and get back on track.

He is our guide, and is always there to hear us when we call out to Him, but He wants us to stay alert all the time, and take time for Him every day.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us not just to cruise along, but to let you guide us every step of the way.

Devotion by: Anne Johnston