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The Upper Room Devotional 7th September 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 7th September 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 7th September 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 7 September 2022Spiritual Friendship By Yvette War Bonnet (Washington, USA)

TOPIC: Spiritual Friendship

Yvette War Bonnet (Washington, USA)

TODAY’S READING

Ephesians 5:19-21

KEY VERSE: Jesus said, “Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

MESSAGE

In 2009, my friend Michelle and I had the opportunity to attend a Walk to Emmaus spiritual retreat. The experience was filled with community-building, worship, and Bible study. We did not want to lose our excitement about our faith when we returned home, so Michelle and I started to meet once a week. We studied different materials and books over a cup of coffee and breakfast.

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Eight years after we began our weekly ritual, Michelle moved across the country. I worried that this would make it difficult to continue our special friendship. I had always interpreted Matthew 18:20 as Jesus asking us to meet in person when we study and worship. But meeting virtually with Michelle has taught me that you do not have to be in the same room for the Lord to be with you. All you have to do is join your hearts and minds together.

While we can no longer share a meal at the same table, we continue to share details of our lives and encourage each other in our faith journeys by discussing The Upper Room, hymns, and books. Our relationship is one that I cherish.

The Upper Room Devotional 7th September 2022

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

My faith is strengthened by the faith of others.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of spiritual friendships. For those of us with this type of friendship, bless these relationships. For those of us longing for a friend, please put the right people in our life. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

People attending spiritual retreats

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The Upper Room Devotional 7th September 2022

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