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The Upper Room Devotional 20th May 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 20th May 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 20th May 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 20 May 2022A Neighborly Surprise By Suzanne Renfro (Tennessee, USA)

TOPIC: A Neighborly Surprise

Suzanne Renfro (Tennessee, USA)

TODAY’S READING

Matthew 22:34-40

KEY VERSE: Wanting to justify himself, [a lawyer] asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” – Luke 10:29 (NRSV)

MESSAGE

Rain was pouring down, and water and mud from a neighboring farm were cascading down my hillside and pooling in my backyard. I didn’t know these neighbors, and I wondered if they would address the flooding problem or if I would have to find my own solution. I spent a sleepless night going over every scenario, although scripture and God’s voice reminded me that I need not worry.

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Early the next morning it was still pouring rain, but my neighbors sent me a message saying they had seen the flooding issue and would bring landscaping professional to assess the situation. They also promised to repair any damage. My worries dissolved. I saw God’s Spirit at work and my prayers were answered. Where I had expected conflict, God had paved the way for cooperation. These neighbors and I have now formed a wonderful friendship that enriches our lives.

I wonder what opportunities I have missed because of a harsh word in a tense moment. I’m grateful for the example my friends set by responding to a problem in a God-honoring way. I hope I will also be that kind of good neighbor. In our strife-riddled world, may we all be instruments of God’s peace.

The Upper Room Devotional 20th May 2022

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Where can I be a good neighbor and sow seeds of peace?

TODAY’S PRAYER

Heavenly Father, help us remember that we represent you. Let your Spirit guide us so that you can work through us in amazing ways. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

My neighbors

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