November 5, 2017 Jeremiah 52; Psalm 143,144; Mark 3:13-34

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Waste Nothing | Kim Chipman

S~ Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Psalm 143:8 (NCV)

O/A~ This is my prayer! I sit with You each morning in Your Word to hear how much you love me. The voices all around me can make me feel unlovable, but my feelings aren’t truth – Your Word is truth. Your love for me is unfailing. It is who You are!

I have been reflecting a lot on my life, my calling, my days. If you are from the Omaha area you undoubtedly have at least heard of the head on collision a couple years ago that killed 4 people…including Ty and Terri Schenzel. Terri shared this beautiful video at a retreat we coordinated together about God’s love. Ty and Terri were lovers of Jesus and people with larger than life personalities and ministries. When I think of Terri I am inspired to never waste anything You’ve given me – especially the precious gift of time. I want to spend it well, invest in things of eternal impact, it is going to pass by regardless of what I do with it. My heart’s yearning and as I read this verse my prayer is here…I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You…

P~ Lord, I want each moment of each day to be spent exactly as You ordain, direct, guide, desire. Help my heart to hear Your voice and have the courage to go where You lead. I trust You. I love You.

The Everlasting Way | Kimi Miller

S~ Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good spirit lead me on level ground.  Psalm 143:10 (NLT)

O~ This is the psalm of David; a prayer in the midst of hopelessness and depression.  And in the middle of it, he is still seeking God’s will.  His trust is in His Lord.

A~ I suffered from depression for a long time.  There are still seasons in my life when I feel myself sliding into “The Pit.”  When I’m down there, stuck in the middle of my yuck, I need to follow David’s example and cry out to You.

Being obedient to Your will has to be more important to me than how I am feeling.  I need to remain close to You, so that I am still able to hear Your voice and recognize it as such.  That has to be my choice over everything – for You will NEVER lead me astray – for Yours is the way everlasting!  You lead me to life, when my enemy would lead me to death.  Your will for my life is better than the choices I would make for it on my own.  Your knowledge far surpasses mine – for You see beyond what I cannot.

P~ Lord, Yours is the only way that leads to life.  Your way is love.  Father, please continue to speak to me and meet with me each morning – for this is the only thing I know I can trust!  I love learning about You – Your character and Your love and plans for my life!  How I love you!  Amen.

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