The Upper Room Devotional

The Upper Room Devotional 23rd December 2021

The Upper Room Devotional 23rd December 2021

The Upper Room Devotional 23rd December 2021

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 23 December 2021 – Making Space By Bob LaForge (New Jersey, USA)

Topic: Making Space

Bob LaForge (New Jersey, USA)

TODAY’S READING

Ephesians 4:25-32

KEY VERSE: Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. – Ephesians 4:32 (NRSV)

MESSAGE 

Our kitchen sink was not draining. We tried several clog removers, but nothing seemed to work. With no other option, I got out my tools and took apart the pipes. It was simultaneously amazing and disgusting. After I physically pulled smelly debris from the blocked pipes, water once again flowed freely.

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Forgiveness is a lot like that process of breaking down and cleaning those pipes. Bitterness, anger, and resentment clog up our lives. Often, we just want to ignore the problem or find an easy fix. While those may seem to work for a bit, eventually the pain and rancor build up once again.

The Upper Room Devotional 23rd December 2021

True forgiveness takes effort. It requires us to take out our tools and remove the debris that builds up in our hearts and makes it difficult to have compassion for others. We can do this only because God has forgiven us first. Once we offer that grace to others and release them completely from their debt, our own lives can open back up.

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Forgiveness makes space in our lives for the good things — God’s grace, love, and kindness — to flow freely. When that happens, it is better for us and better for everyone around us.

The Upper Room Devotional 23rd December 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Forgiving is hard, but God’s grace makes it possible.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear God, give us the desire and power to forgive others. Clear our lives of resentment and anger so we can forgive and make space for love. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

Those harboring resentment

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The Upper Room Devotional 23rd December 2021

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ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

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

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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