Read Proverbs 3: 3-6*
Trust in the LORD with all your heart.
I became the first Christian in my family, and the joy I
found in Jesus Christ led me to speak the good news. But I
was rejected by my own family. My sister did not want me
to practice my Christian faith in our shared bedroom — no
Bible, no prayer, no Christian radio, no praise. My heart was
broken, and I cried out to God, “Lord, I have been praying for
my family to know you, but now I have no place to pray.”
I heard a small voice telling me, “Young Seon, why do you
think you have no place to pray? Pray in the bathroom.” I was
surprised, and this message from God brought comfort to my
We had two bathrooms
in the house. I asked my
family to use the bathroom
next to the living room while
I prayed in the other one
from midnight to 1 am. The first night I sat on the edge of
the bathtub and burst into tears. But as I read the Bible and
prayed, God’s peace and grace surrounded me. God turned
my sorrow into joy.
That’s how my “bathroom years” began; every night, I felt
as if I were going to the seashore to meet my Lord Jesus. By
God’s grace, my parents and sister later became Christians.
Sometimes when I have a problem or need a deep conversation with God, I still pray in the bathroom, trusting that God
will meet me there.
Prayer: Dear God, bless our hearts to trust you and your
word, so that we keep praying for our loved ones who are not
Christian. Amen. Young Seon Kim (Tanzania)
*The Bible readings are selected with great care, and we urge you to
include the suggested reading in your devotional time.
Prayer Focus: NEW CHRISTIANS
—Proverbs 3: 5 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
To whom can I speak good