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The Upper Room Devotional 24th September 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 24th September 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 24th September 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 24 September 2022Navigating Changes By L. Torpy Skinner (Tennessee, USA)

TOPIC: Navigating Changes

L. Torpy Skinner (Tennessee, USA)

TODAY’S READING

Genesis 1:20-23

KEY VERSE: Clothe yourself with the new person created according to God’s image in justice and true holiness. – Ephesians 4:24 (CEB)

MESSAGE

When our daughter was four years old, we received a chrysalis in a clear jar. I explained to her that it was God’s plan for a caterpillar to change into a beautiful butterfly. We kept a close watch on it because we could already see the wings inside.

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Then one afternoon we saw that the butterfly was halfway out! Hurriedly, we took the jar outside. The butterfly worked its way out and stood on the rim of the jar, wobbling back and forth, hesitating. As it attempted to fly, it kept going up and down, almost hitting the ground. My daughter’s hand slid into mine. “Do something, Mommy!” Suddenly, the butterfly soared up and away.

It struck me how we humans are often like that when we go through a major change — like moving to a new home, school, or job. We can feel wobbly and unsure in our efforts to adjust. But if we keep working at it, we eventually settle into our new way of life.

The Upper Room Devotional 24th September 2022

God is an awesome Creator who speaks to us through creation. I can look back on my life and recognize times when I was like that butterfly. But with God’s help, I made it through difficult seasons of change time and time again.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Though change may be difficult, God gives me strength to endure.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Mighty God, thank you for your presence with us as we encounter life’s ups and downs. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

Those facing a major change

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The Upper Room Devotional 24th September 2022

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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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