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My choice is you, God, first and only.  And now I find I’m your choice! You set me up with a house and yard. And then you made me your heir! (Psalm 16:5-6 MSG)

We wake up every day and make a conscious decision to choose a God-centered life. God knew us and chose us far before we even existed.  He not only provides for us but goes above and beyond even when we don’t deserve it.  Choosing Him first is the least we can do to show our gratitude for all that He has done for us.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for being our Savior.  We are blessed beyond measure because of the ultimate sacrifice You made for us. Amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3, NIV)

One of the first arguments I will often hear from friends who claim to be atheist is that too many bad things happen.  I think we have all had moments when we question God on the evil that seems to be taking place more and more frequently in our world.  Rather than question Him and grow weary, we need to let these things change us into prayer warriors. Now is not the time to question.  We need to be on our knees before the Lord praying for this world. Only God can grant us the peace we need to move beyond feelings of confusion.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for our lost world.  There is so much evil surrounding us every day. Let our lives be a light to those who are blinded by the ungodliness that is all around them.  In Jesus name, Amen.

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. (Genesis 2:2, NIV)

God is our example. He chose to rest on the seventh day because of all the work He had done. If God chose to rest and showed us the importance of rest in the first book of the bible, I think it’s something that we need to consider as we run through our busy lives. In a world filled with noise, we need to take time for ourselves. Schedules will always be full and time will always be scarce. Life always runs smoother when we are refreshed so take time for yourself today.

Prayer: Lord, as we run through life remind us to slow down and take time to rest. Take away any guilt we may feel when we take time for ourselves. You are the giver of all things so I pray for strength and refreshing today in Jesus name, amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays