Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Another devotional page...

Here is another page from this year's summer devotional for kids. This is the page for June 2; it's from the category called "In the Dome Car".

“Shew me thy ways, O LORD: teach me thy paths.” (Psalm 25:4)

Let’s pretend we have just left Union Station in Chicago, Illinois. We are headed West on the famous Amtrak train called the California Zephyr. What a great trip we have to look forward to! We’re going to see lots of neat things out the windows of this train, so let’s find seats in the Sightseer Lounge and get comfortable.

One of the first cities we pass through is Galesburg, Illinois. One of the most interesting thing about Galesburg is how many trains pass through it. Many people in and around Galesburg work for the BNSF, or Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. The two sets of railroad tracks in Galesburg carry about seven trains every hour between them. Other Amtrak trains that pass through Galesburg every day are the Illinois Zephyr, the Carl Sandburg, and the Southwest Chief. Every June, Galesburg has a special festival called Railroad Days to celebrate its railroading history.

From Galesburg, there are many different trains we could choose to take to many different places. Our Bible verse today reminds us that although we could take many different paths in life, the most important thing is choosing to walk in God’s ways. How do we know what God’s ways are? We learn His ways by reading His Word, the Bible. In the Bible we read what God has said and we see how He led His people through the years. We also learn His ways by asking Him to teach us, just like David did in today’s verse. Praying and asking God to show us His ways and to teach us His paths is a sure way to learn what He wants us to do. We need to be sure that our hearts are right with Him and that we are ready to obey what He shows us to do.

* Thank God for the way He leads us and directs us when we look to Him. Ask God to give you a heart to obey His Word and follow His leading. Ask Him to help you be faithful in reading your Bible and to be faithful in your prayer life.

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