The Upper Room 6 May 2022 Daily Devotional | Rest for the Weary

The Upper Room 6 May 2022 Daily Devotional
The Upper Room 6 May 2022 Daily Devotional for Friday Message. Read The Upper Room 6 May 2022 Daily Devotional by Sarah Hopkins (Colorado, USA)

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TOPIC: Rest for the Weary

TODAY’S READING
Ephesians 4:17-28

KEY VERSE: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:2 (NRSV)

The Upper Room 6 May 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE

Every day I get a peaceful moment when my daughter has gone to sleep for the night and the house is cleaned from the day’s activities. This is the moment when my weary soul longs for rest. In the early days of parenthood, I sought this rest on our couch in front of the TV or scrolling through social media on my phone. I learned very quickly that this did not give me the rest I sought so desperately. I became aware that filling my weary soul with entertainment and counsel from the world yielded undesirable results — a quicker temper, shorter patience, and selfishness.

It was then that I read Paul’s words to the Romans to “be transformed by the renewing of your minds.” For me, that renewal comes from intentional time spent in God’s word and an effort to grow my relationship with Christ. Whether I exchange a TV show for a Christian podcast, or replace time on social media with time spent reading scripture or quiet time in prayer, God is sufficient to sustain me. The things of this world may sparkle and promise rest, but only God can truly renew our weary souls.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Loving God, thank you for the riches of your word and for opportunities to rest. May our lives glorify you. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Time spent in God’s word gives rest to my weary soul.

PRAYER FOCUS
Those in need of renewal

The Upper Room 6 May 2022 Daily Devotional Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. Every day, readers of The Upper Room around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. Read More

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