The Upper Room Devotional for 17th April 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 17th April 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 17th April 2023

Welcome!!! The word of God is food to the spirit man. As you read The Upper Room Devotional Today, may the word of the Lord powerfully impact on you.


Agnes Wee (Singapore)

Ephesians 4:11-16

God can turn ashes to beauty through my willingness to care for others.

You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. – 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV)

The year 2020 may have come to an end, but it will not be easily forgotten. It was a year that brought horrific pain, loss, and change in the lives of many.

But the pandemic also brought positive change. Working from home helped some people realize that they have missed spending time with family and friends. Many who used to spend hours working late have started to appreciate a better balance between work and home life. The pandemic has also highlighted the importance of mental health, so often neglected in a highly competitive society.

Seeing so many people suffering from the effects of the pandemic, I have strongly felt the call to join mental health volunteers to help others overcome their adversity. Sometimes, a listening ear or an encouraging word can make a positive difference in someone’s life. In Ephesians 4:11-16, God calls on different people to come together to provide works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up, as each part does its work in love.

God can turn ashes into beauty through people from all walks of life banding together in love to make a difference in the lives of others.

Heavenly Father, thank you for the different talents you have given to each of us and for opportunities to use them to make a difference. Amen.

Mental-health volunteers


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