Daily Devotional for Thursday December 14, 2017


Mark 1:3 (NASB) "... The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight.’”


It took less than a minute, but after seeing her walking I had to step in. While doing some shopping with one of my daughters, we came upon an elderly woman walking with a cane. As we got closer to her, I noticed that her walk was off. Her cane wasn't adjusted for her height. It looked painful, and I knew that sooner or later she was going to fall. Today's verse speaks of John the Baptist. His call to make ready the way of the Lord, make His paths straight. I couldn't help but think that this lady needed her path straightened. So, I took a moment and offered to adjust her cane. She was more than appreciative and as we left her she uttered, "Have a blessed Christmas!" We all need a little help now and then. There are those who could use a little help along their way. The key, of course, is being open to where the Spirit leads and being courageous enough to step out and follow. As you go about our day, why not look for that one opportunity that’s waiting for you to help make ready the way of the Lord? It could be as simple as offering someone a little help along their way. 


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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