Psalms 25:1-5 (NIV)

1 In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. 2 I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. 4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

John 10:27 (TEV)

Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

DEVOTION – Tom Grgurich (Florida)

I recently conversed with a friend who described her experiences in talking to God. I was powerfully moved when I heard about how she spent hours pouring out her deepest feelings to her Creator. I wanted to know more about her experiences and to find out what I was missing.  After several days dwelling on the matter, I took a long drive by myself. Eventually I turned off the radio and CD player and started to unload feelings that I had bottled up for a long time. I lost track of time, but I must have spent at least an hour talking to God.  Although I didn’t hear God answer right away, within in a few days I found myself trying to connect to God and listen for God’s voice as I prayed. I do hear God’s voice inwardly now, a “still small voice” perhaps like what Elijah heard on Mt. Horeb. (See 1 Kings 19:12.) At 64 years old, I ask myself, How could I have missed this my whole life? I will be eternally grateful to my friend for talking to me about how she prayed. Following her example opened the door to a deeper relationship with God.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God is always ready to speak to us.

LINK2LIFE – Try a new form of prayer.  For some suggestions, see www.upperroom.org

PRAYER – Dear God of the still small voice, hear us when we pour out our hearts to you. We long to hear you speaking to us, giving your guidance for our lives. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS – Spiritual Mentors

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