Read Deuteronomy 6: 4-9
Come near to God, and he will come near to you.
Reading The Upper Room has become one of my early-
morning rituals. Before I do anything else, I read a daily
devotional from the
e-mail that was sent to me
in the middle of the night.
Doing so helps me to clear
my mind and prepare for
However, I travel
for work, sometimes across many time zones. The e-mail
containing the daily devotional arrives in my inbox at dif-
ferent points in the day. When I travel to the west coast of
the United States, the devotional arrives before I go to bed,
becoming the last thing I read in the day. In China, the devo-
tional arrives shortly after lunch, leading me to pause in what
I am doing to focus on the daily scripture and reflection. I
have discovered that no time is the wrong time to pause for
a moment with the Lord. No matter the time or place, I read
and contemplate God’s word. Wherever we are and whatever
we are doing, a conversation with God awaits. This is a
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for transcending time and
space to welcome us with your word. Amen.
Andrew Billings (Alabama)
Prayer Focus: BUSINESS TRAVELERS
— James 4: 8 (CEB)
Thought for the Day
I can always make time
to spend with God.