The Upper Room Devotional for 20th April 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 20th April 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 20th 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.


Nelson Nwosu (Anambra, Nigeria)

Ephesians 3:14-19

When I am rooted in God’s word, my faith grows strong.

Be rooted and built up in [Christ Jesus], be established in faith, and overflow with thanksgiving just as you were taught. – Colossians 2:7 (CEB)

In the book of Colossians, Paul poured out his heart as he urged Christians to build their lives on Jesus. “Be rooted and built up in him,” Paul wrote. Any tree that is firm and solid has roots extended down into the ground, and its deep roots prevent the tree from being knocked over. As believers, we are like these trees. We can root ourselves in the truth of God’s word, which keeps us from being moved or shaken — no matter how turbulent the circumstance. Rooted in Christ, our faith can withstand thoughts and emotions that try to stir up turmoil inside us. As a result, our hearts will begin to overflow with gratitude.

A thankful heart is victorious. It resists fear and creates a contagious atmosphere of joyful hope and peace around us. So, the next time negativity tries to rush in and pour out of our mouths, we can stop it with a word of thankfulness. Gratitude can neutralize toxic thoughts, fill our hearts and minds with the powerful force of faith, and positively affect everyone around us.

Dear God, help us stay rooted in your love, grounded in your word, and ever growing in gratitude and grace. Amen.

For a grateful heart


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