The Upper Room Devotional 15 August 2022 | Remembering God’s Word

The Upper Room Devotional 15 August 2022 | Remembering God’s Word

The Upper Room Devotional 15 August 2022 | Remembering God’s Word

Welcome to Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for Monday 15th August 2022, written by Shirley Brosius. God bless you as you study today!

THE UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONAL 15 2022, MONDAY

Today’s Topic: Remembering God’s Word
Monna Canida Brauer (Missouri, USA)

TODAY’S READING
Psalm 23:1-6

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Scripture is God’s voice speaking to me.

SCRIPTURE: The word of God is alive and active. – Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

When I was in the fifth grade I attended a one-room country school. Once a year we had Achievement Day with contests for spelling and penmanship, among others. To prepare for the penmanship contest, we were given a poem to practice writing. That year it was Psalm 23. I wrote it over and over, hoping to earn a prize ribbon — but actually gaining something more important.

Years later I was married and expecting my first child. The closer my due date came, the more anxious I felt. I asked God to be with me and for my child to be safe. The night I went into labor I felt a surprising peace. At the hospital Psalm 23 suddenly came to me in its entirety, even though I hadn’t read it in years. I had written it so many times back in fifth grade it was in my memory!

Now God was using those words to bring me assurance and peace. In that moment I felt God’s presence strongly. I knew whether I lived or died that I was in God’s care and that everything would be all right.

This experience and Psalm 23 have stayed with me all my life, giving me assurance time and time again. Through the years I have memorized other scriptures, giving God the opportunity to speak through them too.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for speaking to us through scripture so that we can feel your presence, guidance, and love. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
Expectant mothers

The Upper Room Devotional 15 August 2022 | Remembering God’s Word

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