The Upper Room Devotional 17th October 2022 Monday

The Upper Room Devotional 17th October 2022 Monday

The Upper Room Devotional 17th October 2022 Monday

Welcome to The Upper Room Daily Devotional for Monday 17 October 2022, written by Michael A. Poe. May the Lord bless you as you study!

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Topic: Making Time
Michael A. Poe (Florida, USA)

Psalm 46:1-11

Today I will make time to be still with God.

Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth. – Psalm 46:10 (NRSV)

From the moment my alarm goes off until I fall into bed at night, I feel like I am constantly on the go. Between school, work, and home, I rush from one place to the next. If I ever have a moment of silence, it’s usually filled with a phone call or listening to music. It is no wonder at the end of the day that I feel completely drained!

Psalm 46:10 reminds me that my life is missing intentional silence. It encourages me not just to be still but, in my stillness, to remember that God is in charge. Even Jesus took time away from his ministry to be alone and talk with God.

Throughout the years, I have spent some time in the Middle East, and I’ve always marveled at the faithfulness of my Muslim friends. No matter what they are doing, they stop five times a day to spend time with God when they hear the call to prayer. I admire the way they have chosen to be intentional about their prayer lives. Perhaps we can follow the example of our Muslim siblings and set specific times throughout the day to spend time with God — praying, reading scripture, and following the example Jesus set for us.

Dear God, you are bigger than our busyness. Help us to set aside the noise of life and to sit in silence with you, even just for a moment. Amen.

Busy parents

The Upper Room Devotional 17th October 2022 Monday

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