Best Intentions - NIV Devotions for Mom - Week of July 2

Best Intentions

Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Additional Scripture Readings:

Philippians 1:6

Hebrews 13:21

We want to provide extra income for our family, so we take on a home-based job. Our children constantly interrupt and we find ourselves hollering, grouchy and running on empty. We want to lose fifty pounds, so we take diet pills and skip meals. Consequently, we’re shaky and irritable. We plan to spend quality time in the Bible, but when we sit down, our minds are assaulted by our to-do lists.

Here’s where we make our mistake, we who are pilgrims in progress, walking toward God. We think that because we set a good goal and are intent on reaching it, the road ahead will be easy. But the truth is, because we are focused, Satan will try all the harder to intercept us along the way. Our best intentions will always result in our enemy’s great interference. Paul’s encouraging words in 1 Corinthians 10:13 remind us that God wants us to succeed. He’s on our side!

Want to grow? Get ready to face temptation!

This devotion is from the NIV Mom's Devotional Bible by Zondervan. Used with permission.

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