Daily Devotion Tuesday, January 28

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – Psalm 54; Genesis 15:1-11, 17-21; Hebrews 9:1-14 and John 5:1-18

Genesis 15:1-11, 17-21 – 5He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 6And he believed the LORD; and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness.

Mackenzie (my granddaughter) and I will often go outside and look at the stars just before she goes to bed. For a while it was a real ritual. I enjoyed pointing out the big dipper that was in the northern sky. I remember many a night in Colorado when camping or backpacking that the night sky was simply lit up by all the stars. I could even clearly make out the stars of the  Milky Way. There were simply way too many stars to count.

God gave a promise to Abram that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars at night. Abram believed even though he and Sarai had no son and God counted this as righteousness.

There are many times in our lives when we may wonder if all that God has promised will come to be. An aspect of God that I trust in is the fact that God is the promise maker and the keeper. I have broken many a promise, Lord God forgive me. But God has never and will never break a single promise he has made. Thanks and praise be to God.

Today I invite you to lift up to God any concerns you may have, entrusting to God and asking that God’s will be done. You might be praying for the healing of a friend. You might be praying for your own healing. The gospel reading today, might help guide you in your prayers as you hear how Jesus healed an invalid – John 5:1-18.

You can begin your prayer time by opening with these words.

Psalm 54 – 2   Hear my prayer, O God;
give ear to the words of my mouth.

Hear our prayers, O God; give ear to the words of our mouths. …

If you ever have prayer concerns you’d like me to lift up with you, please let me know. I’d be glad to include them in my prayers.

May the blessings of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit be upon us this day. Amen.

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