Daily Devotional
 
By Jon Swanson
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Choose to Receive God’s Blessing
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8 I am leaving with my family to go on vacation for a week. As much as I am looking forward to vacation, I realize I am going to miss the trail. I know God’s presence is in no way limited to the trail, but it is a place I have come to connect with God in a special way. There are people who travel miles across several states just to spend time at locations similar to the Piney River Trail. And I get to go to this amazing spot to ride my bike, jog, walk my dog or hang out by the river almost any day I choose. I have forgotten this at times. It is easy to take for granted the blessings God has given us when they become a part of our everyday life.
As the Psalm says, the Lord is good and He blesses us daily.
 
Think about it… • What blessings in your life have you taken for granted recently? • What would it look like for you to be more intentional in seeking God or taking refuge in Him? God promises if you do this you WILL BE blessed. • Read Psalm 34 and claim God’s promises of all the ways he desires to bless you. • Consider doing one specific action that will move you closer to God this week and wait expectantly upon His blessing.
 
Surrendering to Christ, Greg