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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 13, 2019

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SATURDAY, April 13

Jeremiah 31:33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

The image of God writing on our hearts is so endearing. During seasons in which we struggle, it is good news to our souls to learn we can be used as a canvas for God to do something beautiful.

I know for certain my canvas may not be the best medium. There are rough spots and creases from the bumps of life. When I attempt to work against the grain of God’s will or am tempted to withhold the other cheek, I create a surface that is difficult for God to write upon. Thanks be to God that it is in those very spaces where God’s patience and care abide!

There are many revisions and drafts written and rewritten on each of our canvases, and thankfully God keeps writing.

MOVING FORWARD: Do some online research about the Navajoland Area Mission.

PRAY for the Navajoland Area Mission

Ps 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 42, 43 | Jeremiah 31:27-34 | Romans 11:25-36 | John 11:28-44 or 12:37-50



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