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Family Church Daily Devotions - Family Church Devotion - Fri Oct 5

Family Church Devotion - Fri Oct 5

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

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Ephesians 3:20
 
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
 
The power of God.

Our God created the world in six days. He made man and woman in his own image. Once mankind had sinned and ruined his perfect creation, he showed more love. He promised a Savior to save humankind. Throughout our lives and the lives of many in the bible, we can see examples of humans falling short and God extending grace.

God truly is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine. Let us never lose hope in God. "Footprints in the Sand" encourages us to keep trusting in God to guide us through the struggles of life.

One night I dreamed a dream. As I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times along the path of my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. “Lord, you said once I follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed you the most. You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you never, ever, during your trials and testing. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

 
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What a Friend We Have In Jesus
Verse 1
 
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All be because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.
 
Lord, you are able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine. Thank you for carrying us through the struggles of this life. Lord, help us to know you never leave us or forsake us. May we run to you in good times and trying times. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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