Good intentions to keep from stumbling


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Great peace have those who love your law, 
and nothing can make them stumble. – Psalm 119:165

When caring for the physical needs of other people, such as a caregiver or physical therapist would do, there is a special tool often used called a gait belt. Gait belts help in the transfer of people who may not be steady on their feet. It keeps them from falling. Having a gait belt lying on the bed or hanging on the wall may show good intentions, but using it is the only way it works.

God’s word is the same way. The Holy Spirit works through the word to give us peace and keep us from stumbling. But if our Bible is in a drawer or lying on the table, it may show good intentions of reading it. The only way to make it work is to pick it up and drink deep of its spiritual nourishment.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for your word that keeps me from stumbling. Real peace is only experienced through you. I pray that my focus remains on you throughout the day. Amen

Faith Tip: If you haven’t read God’s word in awhile, pick it up and enjoy the treasures inside.


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