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The Upper Room 19th March 2024 Devotional: Precious Opportunity

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The Upper Room 19th March 2024 Devotional: Precious Opportunity

Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for March 19, 2024 Message written by Betsy Mitchell (New York, USA). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.

John 15:5-8

No matter where I am, I can spend time with God each day.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. – Mark 1:35 (NIV)

Recently my husband and I took a trip by train through Montana and Idaho, then rented a car and drove down to northern California to visit my sister at her new home. I had never seen any of these places before, and the journey was a thrill to me. However, the change of routine completely disrupted my habit of starting each day with prayer and quiet meditation.

Back home in my comfy chair with the cat curled up by my side, I took up my daily practice again. I reflected that I had seen so many amazing sights yet had not taken time to marvel at the Creator. I had enjoyed the hospitality of my sister and brother-in-law but had not expressed gratitude to God for the good health and the means that allowed me to travel.

The Bible records that Jesus often went off to a solitary place to pray. Our Lord and Savior took time alone to speak with God. That loving relationship is open to me as well. I realized that my devotional time is not a routine that I must leave behind when I go on vacation. It’s a precious opportunity to thank God for all my blessings, speak whatever burden is on my heart, and ask for guidance every day.

Ever-present God, thank you for the opportunity to be in your presence day by day. May we never forget to thank you. Amen.

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The Upper Room 19th March 2024 Devotional: Precious Opportunity

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