The Upper Room Devotional for 17th March 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 17th March 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 17th March 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.

Becky Sutherland (South Carolina, USA)

Matthew 6:8-15

God is at work in all things.

The Upper Room Devotional for 17th March 2023

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. – Matthew 6:8 (NIV)

I studied Greek in my college years to fulfill a language requirement. I chose a biblical language because it would help me in understanding scripture. I enjoyed the classes as well as the chance to practice Greek with my classmates.

Years later, after an unsuccessful marriage and with five young children to support, I was looking for a job where I could work from home. Working from home was not common at that time. My mother was a medical transcriptionist, and I was good at typing. So I set out to learn medical terminology in order to establish a career. As I began, I was delighted to see that I already knew a lot of the terminology because the Greek roots were familiar to me. What a joy! In a time of insecurity, it felt like an affirmation from God when I realized I had been preparing for this new role without knowing it.

Now, as I walk through life’s many twists and turns, I can trust God’s purposes more easily. I trust that challenging times are part of a bigger, perhaps divine plan. Looking for God’s surprises makes life’s journey richer.

O God, help us remember the ways you have worked in our lives, and give us vision and wisdom to see what you are doing now. Amen.

Someone learning a new language

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