Great Plains Daily Devotional for 1/20/2020

Today please be in prayer for

Holstein Grace UMC
Juniata UMC
Kenesaw UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Fairmont Community Church
McCool Junction UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Exeter UMC
Milligan UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Osceola First UMC
Shelby UMC
Prairie Rivers District

Today's Lectionary Text

Psalm 46:10 

“Be still, and know that I am God!
    I am exalted among the nations,
    I am exalted in the earth.”

Today's Devotional

Looking around us we see on a daily basis a constant swirl of activity. How often while you are on your way to work do you see people driving and texting or looking at their phones simultaneously? Not to mention even as people are walking at work or in the grocery store they are on their phones.

For some maybe it’s the headphones that they sport throughout the day. It would seem that during the course of a 24 hour day there is rarely a moment when we or others are not busy doing something. It is almost like a mantra that you have to be doing something every minute of the day. 
If by chance we were to ask someone what you do in your quiet moments there might be a look of puzzlement on their face. The very thought of being quiet or doing nothing is for so many a foreign concept.

A part of each day calls for us to be still. To be still would mean to step away from the busyness of being us. To stop and be still and make it a point to pause and show appreciation.

Be still and know that he is God. God who blesses each of us beyond measure. God who is very reason that we have the opportunity to go about being busy to begin with.

Least we think it’s all about us, just a reminder. The very air we breathe is because of our heavenly Father. Our very being is because of him. On a daily basis let us exalt him among the nations and throughout the earth. How great is our God!    

-Alan Black
Omaha Claire Memorial

Prayer for Reflection

Heavenly Father help us to embrace our need to be still. To make time throughout each day to say Lord it’s our time. And during our time grant me the privilege to exalt you among the many, and thank you for all that you do. Amen.


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