Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 15th October 2021 || Devotional & Podcast

Our Daily Bread 15th October 2021 || Devotional & Podcast

Our Daily Bread 15th October 2021 || Devotional & Podcast

Our Daily Bread 15th October 2021 || Devotional & Podcast

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Our Daily Bread Today 15 October 2021 Devotional, Friday Message Written By  Amy Boucher Pye  (Our Daily Bread Ministries)  || ODB Reading & Podcast

TOPIC: God’s Plans for You

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Psalm 37:3–7

KEY VERSE: Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 45–461 Thessalonians 3

TODAY’S INSIGHT: When David urged his nation not to envy those who seemed to be winning by deceit or violence (Psalm 37:17), he was writing out of his own experience. He knew what it was to be stalked by Saul, his own king and father-in-law. His psalm reflects what he’d seen in God, who helped him overcome Goliath, the betrayals of friends and family, and the military advantage of enemies. Learning to trust an unseen God at a time when visible people hated him was his recurring challenge. Reflecting on a hard road travelled, Psalm 37 foreshadows what the apostle Paul would one day express. In the service of Christ, he too learned to see beyond the temporary, outward appearance (2 Corinthians 4:16–18).

Our Daily Bread 15th October 2021

MESSAGE

For six years, Agnes tried to make herself the “perfect minister’s wife,” modelling herself after her adored mother-in-law (also a pastor’s wife). She thought that in this role she couldn’t also be a writer and painter, but in burying her creativity she became depressed and contemplated suicide.

Only the help of a neighbouring pastor moved her out of the darkness as he prayed with her and assigned her two hours of writing each morning. This awakened her to what she called her “sealed orders”—the calling God had given her. She wrote, “For me to be really myself—my complete self—every . . . flow of creativity that God had given me had to find its channel.”

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Later, she pointed to one of David’s songs that expressed how she found her calling: “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). As she committed her way to God, trusting Him to lead and guide her (v. 5), He made a way for her not only to write and paint but to help others to better communicate with Him.

Our Daily Bread 15th October 2021 

God has a set of “sealed orders” for each of us, not only that we’ll know we’re His beloved children but understand the unique ways we can serve Him through our gifts and passions. He’ll lead us as we trust and delight in Him.

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REFLECT: How does Agnes’ story of living someone else’s life resonate with you? What has God put in your “sealed orders”?

PRAY: Creator God, You’ve made me in Your image. Help me to know and embrace my calling that I might better love and serve You.

Our Daily Bread 15 October 2021 Devotional. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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