THE UPPER ROOM DAILY DEVOTIONAL

The Upper Room Devotional 15th November 2023: The Power of Acceptance

The Upper Room Devotional 15th November 2023: The Power of Acceptance
The Upper Room Devotional 15th November 2023

The Upper Room Devotional 15th November 2023, Wednesday Message by Steven Thompson (Iowa, USA)

TOPIC: The Power of Acceptance

TODAY’S READING
Mark 10:46-52

Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to [Bartimaeus], “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” – Mark 10:49 (NIV)

I often recall our eldest daughter’s deep emotional pain and disappointment when a group of adolescent girls rejected her. I suspect if one girl in the group had supported her, she might have been accepted by the whole group. Few of us understand the powerful influences that we can have, either for good or for evil, in group settings.

In Mark 10, we read the story of blind Bartimaeus, who was expendable in the crowd’s eyes. But when Jesus showed compassion and respect for him, others began to see Bartimaeus’s worth as well. Their rebuking tone changed to one of acceptance because of Jesus’ respect for Bartimaeus. They called to Bartimaeus, “Cheer up! On your feet! [Jesus] is calling you.”

It takes courage to accept and love those who have been rejected by society. But we are called to follow Jesus’ example of showing compassion for all. As we love those whom our peers deem unworthy, it will empower our peers to follow our example.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father God, sometimes it’s not easy to accept and love those who are disrespected by others. Through your grace provide us with courage to love all people. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God’s love for me inspires my love for others.

PRAYER FOCUS
Those who feel unworthy of God’s love

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 TOPICS: OPEN HEAVENSOUR DAILY BREADIN TOUCHSEEDS OF DESTINYSTREAMS OF JOYJOEL OSTEENMOUNTAIN TOP LIFEDCLM DAILY MANNAUCB WORD FOR TODAY

We appreciate you visiting our Christian Website today. To Help Us Run 5DailyDevotional.Com Effectively And Publish More Great Content, Support Us By Donating Below:

DONATE HERE

Chibuzor Nwaobasi

A lover of God. Passionate about evangelism. A Web designer and a digital marketer. I love spreading God's Word.

Related Articles

Back to top button