Daily Devotional for Monday November 13, 2017

Scripture:

Psalm 94:18-19 (NASB) If I should say, “My foot has slipped,” Your loving kindness, O Lord, will hold me up. When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.

Observation:

You can't change the past; you can only remember. There are times in any man's life where we wish we could go back and change things: the way we acted or the things we said. Sadly, when they pass, they are gone. There are also moments to remember from our past that bring a warmth to our hearts. Today's verse speaks of when our foot slipped, and we remember how the Lord held us up or when our thoughts become so consumed with worry that we need to let God's consolations delight our soul. Memories of our past can haunt us at times, but if we focus on what Christ has done for us, we may be able to find the consolation to keep on keeping on. It always comes down to choice. Sure, we can remember our past and the painful memories, or we can learn from them and focus on how Christ was there through it all to strengthen us, to hold us up, and to help us move forward. What are you remembering about your past? Is it where the Lord stepped in to comfort you? If not, maybe it should be.

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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