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The Upper Room Devotional 20th October 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 20th October 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 20th October 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 20 October 2022Where I’m Meant to Be By Nancy Dombek (Ohio, USA)

TOPIC: Where I’m Meant to Be

Nancy Dombek (Ohio, USA)

TODAY’S READING

Ephesians 3:8-20

KEY VERSE: “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

MESSAGE

When we married, my husband and I had four cats that were allowed to move freely inside and outside of the house. After we moved, we had to keep them in our barn for a month while they acclimated to their new home. Cats have a strong instinct to return to familiar surroundings.

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Each time I opened the barn door, I had to shut it quickly to block our cats’ escape. But one day our cat Muffin got out before I could block her. As I ran after her, she hid under some bushes and meowed in protest. I said, “Muffin, I know you don’t understand, but right now the barn is where you need to be.”

When I later had to change jobs, leaving a position I loved, I complained to God. At my most desperate moment, I recalled the words I had spoken to Muffin and felt God telling me that I was where I needed to be.

The Upper Room Devotional 20th October 2022

So often we can’t see God’s purpose for us. We complain, bargain, and try to escape our situation. But God’s goals are not our goals. It may be difficult, but if we believe God is with us, we can trust the One “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

I can trust that God is with me no matter where I am.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear God, help us to trust that you know where we need to be. Grant us patience with your timing. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

Someone moving to a new home

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The Upper Room Devotional 20th October 2022

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LORD JESUS, I BELIEVE YOU DIED FOR MY SINS, FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY INIQUITIES. I ACCEPT YOU AS MY LORD AND SAVIOUR FROM TODAY AND FOREVERMORE. COME AND BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE AND I AM WILLING TO OBEY YOUR COMMAND AND LIVE ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL AS YOU HELP ME, THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING ME INTO YOUR FOLD. AMEN

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