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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 12, 2020

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WEDNESDAY, August 12                           Florence Nightingale

Psalm 119:144 The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting; grant me understanding, that I may live.

I’ve come to understand the only surefire plan I have in my life is seeking alignment with God’s will. Sometimes it doesn’t look like I thought it would—but when I am open to guidance, I see it. When I am in alignment, I feel it. God’s will is a self-correcting process. God’s will is the ultimate decree, and free will is the greatest privilege humans suffer.

Turning my will and my life over to God gives me a chance to regift the greatest gift of all to the best gift giver I know. It lightens my load and allows me to live life more fully. It is the ultimate sacrifice, and it enables trust everlasting.

Bless and block my willful life, God. I don’t understand much, but I understand you love me. Weave my will into yours, that your efforts may be strengthened, that I may truly live. Amen.

MOVING FORWARD: What can you decide to do today? How will you invite Jesus to help you?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Meath & Kildare (Ireland) and West Ankole and West Buganda (both in Uganda)

Ps 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144 | Judges 13:15-24 | Acts 6:1-15 | John 4:1-26



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