This is my first time being published, and I am excited and honored! I thank God for helping me find the words, and I pray that my writing will help and encourage someone.
I found that writing a devotional is challenging: it needs to be short but meaningful and clear. That’s not so easy for me—I tend to ramble and must be firm in editing my words. Also, linking scripture that seemed appropriate was more difficult than I expected. That gave me greater appreciation for online search capabilities. And I am also thankful for the motivation to dig deeper into the scriptures I was reviewing.
Thank you for reading, and I pray that you have a blessed day. May we all recognize more clearly God and God’s guidance and our neighbors’ needs in our lives every day.
"Thank you for the creative teams [of The Upper Room] who are working together to share the power of prayer around the world. You have collaborated with everyone working from our homes to share the gifts of hope, love, grace, and peace." (Written in response to The Upper Room COVID-19 response efforts). View Jaqui's video contribution to the initiative, helping us create space and time for God in these anxious times.