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The Upper Room Devotional 15th August 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 15th August 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 15th August 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 15 August 2022Remembering God’s Word By Monna Canida Brauer (Missouri, USA)

TOPIC: Remembering God’s Word

Monna Canida Brauer (Missouri, USA)

TODAY’S READING

Psalm 23:1-6

KEY VERSE: The word of God is alive and active.  Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

MESSAGE

When I was in the fifth grade I attended a one-room country school. Once a year we had Achievement Day with contests for spelling and penmanship, among others. To prepare for the penmanship contest, we were given a poem to practice writing. That year it was Psalm 23. I wrote it over and over, hoping to earn a prize ribbon — but actually gaining something more important.

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Years later I was married and expecting my first child. The closer my due date came, the more anxious I felt. I asked God to be with me and for my child to be safe. The night I went into labor I felt a surprising peace. At the hospital Psalm 23 suddenly came to me in its entirety, even though I hadn’t read it in years.

I had written it so many times back in fifth grade it was in my memory! Now God was using those words to bring me assurance and peace. In that moment I felt God’s presence strongly. I knew whether I lived or died that I was in God’s care and that everything would be all right.

The Upper Room Devotional 15th August 2022

This experience and Psalm 23 have stayed with me all my life, giving me assurance time and time again. Through the years I have memorized other scriptures, giving God the opportunity to speak through them too.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Scripture is God’s voice speaking to me.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear heavenly Father, thank you for speaking to us through scripture so that we can feel your presence, guidance, and love. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

Expectant mothers

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The Upper Room Devotional 15th August 2022

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