By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Psalm 103:6-14
Scripture Quote: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” Romans 8:28
As we try to imitate Christ and become more and more like Him, we begin to discover the person God meant us to be. God works in everything involved in our lives, down to the smallest detail. This doesn’t mean that nothing bad will ever happen to us, but God can change things around for our eventual good. He is not necessarily concerned with our happiness, but mostly His purpose and plan for us. This promise is only for His children – Those who love God and are called by Him to receive Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Ask God to allow you to understand the fullness and beauty of all your life experiences, even the painful and challenging experiences. Think of areas of your life that are still not fully submitted and released to God’s total scrutiny. Understand that we so often unwittingly cling to our familiar abilities and resources, rather than believe that God wants to be your only resource and can handle any situation much better than we ever could. Just ask God’s favor in all areas of your life and then turn everything over to Him.
Meditation for today: Jesus didn’t come looking for us to help Him, but he did come to help us.
Memory Verse: “My future is in your hands.” Psalm 31:14a (NLT)