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The Upper Room Devotional 3rd September 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 3rd September 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 3rd September 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 3 September 2022The Best Place By Marlene Legaspi-Munar (Batangas, Philippines)

TOPIC: The Best Place

Marlene Legaspi-Munar (Batangas, Philippines)

TODAY’S READING

John 14:1-4

KEY VERSE: Do I have anyone else in heaven? There’s nothing on earth I desire except you. – Psalm 73:25 (CEB)

MESSAGE

After our father died following a prolonged illness, my siblings and I tried to care for our mother by renovating her house and making travel plans for her to see friends and family. She was excited to have her roof fixed, create a small garden, and spend time with loved ones. Then, suddenly, she died in her sleep.

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Her passing was incredibly painful for us, not only because it was unexpected but because we had also lost our father so recently. Whereas our father’s illness allowed us some time to prepare for his death, we did not expect our mother to pass away so soon after. The reality of losing both parents seemed unbearable.

Then, the morning after her interment, I was filled with sadness. Hoping to find encouragement, I turned to the Bible and saw Psalm 73:25. I took that verse as a heaven-sent message for me. It was as if my mother was assuring me that she was in the best place possible — with God in heaven.

The Upper Room Devotional 3rd September 2022

 

While we get a taste of God’s goodness on earth, everything will finally be made right in the afterlife (Jn. 14:1-4). I miss my parents, but the thought of their rejoicing in the presence of God eases my pain.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

My joy will be made complete in heaven.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Lord, when we are faced with death, help us to hold on to the hope of heaven where we will join the communion of saints and rejoice in your presence. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

Those who have lost parents

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The Upper Room Devotional 3rd September 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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