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Quokka Power

Bible Reading: Matthew 4:1-11; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

"Sky, come look at this video!"

"Mom, you're squealing," Sky said as she walked into the kitchen. "Is it another kitten video?"

"No, it's an animal I've never heard of before--a quokka."

Sky watched the video of the adorable furry marsupial and giggled. "It looks like a cross between a bear, a mouse, and a wallaby, but it's the size of a cat!"

After the video, Mom and Sky looked up facts on the quokka. "They only live in Australia," Mom said. "And they can survive off the fat stored up in their tails for up to a month without food and water!"

Mom's cell phone rang and she paused to answer it. Sky noticed her Mom sounded upset during the conversation. "Who was that?" Sky asked when Mom hung up.

"Our car will cost a lot more to fix than they were originally thinking. Between this and the situation I had to deal with last week…" Mom grabbed a rag and started tackling the dishes as she muttered to herself.

"Mom? I was just wondering--have you tapped into your power today?"

Mom paused her ferocious scrubbing. "What do you mean?"

"Have you read your Bible or prayed today? Whenever I'm having a tough time, you remind me to lean on God's power…and some of the best ways to do that are to talk to God and read His Word."

Mom set the rag down and smiled. "You're absolutely right, Sky. Thanks for reminding me. I allowed so many things to distract me today that I haven't taken the time to be with Jesus. When I take time to listen to His voice, He puts everything into perspective--even the hard things."

"If you think about it, Mom, our lives as followers of Jesus can be kind of like the quokkas. They rely on the fat stored in their tails to give them sustenance, and we can rely on God's Word stored in our hearts."

Mom nodded. "As we read and remember the truth of the Bible, Jesus feeds us spiritually us and reminds us that we can trust Him. This mom is going to fatten herself up with the truth of God's Word!"

Sky shook her head. "Okay, now you're just being weird."

-Savannah Coleman

How About You?
Where do you go for your power source? If you're a child of God, He promises that you have all you need for life (2 Peter 1:3). He is our source of strength, and the Bible reminds us of that truth. When Jesus was hungry and tired in the desert and Satan came to tempt Him, Jesus stood firm on the truth of God's Word. The next time you're discouraged, let the words of Jesus help you remember to rely on His power.

Today's Key Verse:
[Jesus said,] "People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." (NLT) (Matthew 4:4)

Today's Key Thought:
Rely on God's power for everything
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