Week 1

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As June kicks off Rob’s new sermon series about Baseball & Ephesians, as a church we will be digging deeper into our faith through the eyes of baseball. But, we thought it fitting to begin this new devotional with a quote from the great baseball legend Yogi Berra,“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” As funny as his quotes are, they are lined with an essence of truth as well.

 

The Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6 to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

 

Sometimes we don’t know where we are “going” in life and may end up someplace that we never intended – sometimes a good place and sometimes a not so good place. If we put our trust in Him, he will lead us to where we need to go, and just as Malachi 3:6 demonstrates God’s never ending and always consistent faithfulness to His children, God declares “For I the Lord do not change.” The Psalms continue to remind us as well of God’s steadfast faithfulness, and Psalm 111:7-8 says,

 

“The works of His hands are faithful and just; all His precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.”

 

Always remember, as we embark on this summer journey, the work of God’s hands on your life in guiding you where you need to go will always be faithful and steadfast, and we can find comfort in that promise. So now it’s your turn … What’s your story?  What experience, job, life event, etc., did you give up to God in the past & he what did he lead you into?  Probably nothing you ever expected, and yet His faithfulness remained.

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