The Upper Room Daily Devotional 7 March 2023 – First Steps
THE UPPER ROOM ROOM DAILY DEVOTIONAL
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 7 March 2023, Tuesday Message. As you study today’s devotional, remember this; “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (NLT)
Truman Culp (Texas, USA)
Acts of the Apostles 3:1-10
Jumping up, he began to walk around. He entered the temple with them, walking, leaping, and praising God. – Acts 3:8 (CEB)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 7 March 2023 MESSAGE
Waking up in the early hours of the morning is hard for me. Waking up with a worshiping soul and a heart of praise is even harder. As a college student who is often up late, upon waking, I usually think, It is way too early for my day to begin. That mindset made the mornings miserable. However, when I set my focus on God before I roll out of bed, those first steps of the day become more joyful.
The first steps of the man healed in Acts 3 were full of worship. Later in Acts 4:22, we see that the man was more than 40 years old. He had never taken a step in 40 years! He was healed by a miracle, and he praised Jesus as he began to walk.
Waking up every morning is a miracle in itself, and that’s worth celebrating. Each new day is a gift from our gracious God.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your grace and for the gift of each new day. Help us to worship you and reflect your love with each step we take. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
How can I give thanks to God for each new day?
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