The theme for today’s Joyce Meyer daily devotional October 23 2023 is ”God Even Cares About Remotes and Car Keys”
SCRIPTURE: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.— John 14:26 (NIV)
Countless times over the years, the Holy Spirit has reminded me where things are that I have misplaced and to do things I have forgotten to do. He has also kept me on the right track by reminding me of what God’s Word says about certain issues at key times of decision in my life.
I learned I could trust God to help with big decisions by taking small needs to Him, too. One time we had some family members over and wanted to watch a movie, but we couldn’t find the remote control. We searched everywhere for it, but nothing was producing the remote control. I decided to pray. So silently in my heart I said, “Holy Spirit, show me where the remote control is, please.” Immediately in my spirit I thought of the bathroom and, sure enough, that’s where it was.
The same thing happened to me concerning my car keys one day when I needed to leave. I was in a time crunch and couldn’t find my keys. I searched frantically to no avail and then decided to pray. In my spirit I saw the keys on the front seat of my car, and that is exactly where they were.
One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit discussed in 1 Corinthians 12 is the word of knowledge. God gave me a word of knowledge about the remote control as well as the misplaced keys. We can count on the Holy Spirit to remind us of things we need to be reminded of. If we needed no help, we would always perfectly remember everything and never need to be reminded; but if we are honest, we all know that is not the case.
If the Lord cares enough to speak to us about remote controls and lost keys, think how eager He must be to talk to us about more intimate things.
If you need help learning to trust God with the big decisions in your life, as I did, start by taking your small needs to Him. He cares about all your needs, no matter how insignificant they may seem!
Prayer of the Day: Father God, thank You for Your guidance where both big and small things in my life are concerned. Help me to trust You in everything I do, every decision I make, and to always follow peace, amen.