The Upper Room 8 May 2022 Daily Devotional for Sunday Message. Read The Upper Room 8 May 2022 Daily Devotional by Gloria Amparo Valencia Riascos (Valle del Cauca, Colombia)
TOPIC: A Steady Path
KEY VERSE: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
The Upper Room 8 May 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE
My life has been full of strong role models. My mother was head of the household and the single parent of six children. She worked from morning till night to support us. My grandmother Bertha left us a great legacy, teaching us by example to be hardworking and strong, instilling in us the assurance that God is always with us.
In the afternoons, my grandmother would permit us to visit Doña Esther, a woman from the neighborhood who enjoyed looking after children. She always prepared something delicious to eat. While we ate, she read aloud stories and parables from the Bible. These stories left a deep impression in my young heart and mind, and my life began to change. Despite financial constraints, my constant hope and prayer was to continue my studies. I asked God to help me reach my goal of becoming a teacher.
I persevered, and my goal became a reality. My cornerstone of faith was laid by the strong people in my life who followed the teaching to “start children off on the way they should go. . . .” Because of their guidance, I remain on a steady path that leads to God.
Dear God, thank you for people of faith who mentor children and provide opportunities for them to know you. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
How can I encourage someone to seek the path that leads to God?
The Upper Room 8 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