Daily Devotion: Angels Brighten Our World

This preview of Daily Guideposts 2014 shares the importance of recognizing angels in our lives.

By Penney Schwab, Copeland, Kansas

In this vision he saw an angel of God coming toward him. Acts 10:3

"Susan Days are always good days,” my granddaughter Olivia said when I dropped her off at school. Olivia has some lingering memory problems caused by a traumatic brain injury and needs extra help with algebra. My friend Susan’s willingness to tutor twice a week is the answer to prayer, and Olivia looks forward to it.

The next week, in Sunday school, our conversation turned to angels. “God sent angels to earth back in Bible times,” someone said, “but I don’t think that happens today.” Some people agreed, but others had experienced angelic visitors or instances of help coming in inexplicable and mysterious ways.

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The church bell ended the discussion, but as we prayed, I thought of Susan and other earthly angels who’d blessed my family. There was Orville who lent me his pickup when a rock shattered my windshield. He also arranged to have the windshield replaced.

When I was on vacation, a hiker warned me not to try a trail that looked easy. “The middle two miles are a steep grade,” she said. I’m not a climber and would have been in trouble without her advice. A young friend, Wes, helped us clear snow from our long drive, so we could get to a doctor’s appointment.

I’d love to be visited by a heavenly angel, although I would probably be afraid! At the same time, I am truly thankful for the earthly angels who brighten my world almost every day.

Dear Jesus, help me make today a “Susan Day.”

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I FORGOT TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE CAPS BUT HAVING EYE PROBLEMS NEED TO GET SOMEONE TO SET MY PC FOR LARGER LETTERING... BE BLESS.

HAVE A BLESS DAY IN THE LORD... THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR STORY AMEN.

WE TALK TO GOD THRU PRAYER AND YOU COULD HEAR GOD THRU MEDITATION. WHEN I HAD MY TRAUMA, GOD GOT ME OUT OF MY HOUSE. I WAS SITTING IN A DENTIST WAITING ROOM WHEN I WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST. MY MOM CALLED ME AT THE LAST MINUTE TO TAKE HER TO THE DENTIST. I WAS ABOUT TO SAY I WAS HAVING CHEST PAIN AND SOMETHING TOLD ME TO TAKE HER... TAKE HER. IT WAS GOD SPEAKING TO ME AT THAT TIME. I'M JUST HAPPY THAT I LISTENED AND OBEYED. SO BEWARE OF THOSE AFTER THOUGHTS,IT JUST MIGHT BE GOD SPEAKING TO YOU. I FEEL BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED THAT I PRAY TO GOD AND HE SPEAKS TO ME AMEN... TAKE THE TIME TO PRAY AND MEDITATE WITH GOD. I KNOW HE SAVED MY LIFE AMEN.

ANGEL BELIEVER HERE... HEAVENLY ANGELS ARE NO ONE TO BE AFRAID OF. THEY WILL NOT FRIGHTEN YOU BECAUSE THEY MOSTLY COME TO YOU IN A DREAM UNLESS ITS AN EMERGENCY. SOMETIMES ITS FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE MOVE ON IN DEATH. SOMETIMES WE ARE VISITED BY HEAVEN'S ANGELS WITHOUT KNOWING. IT WON'T COME TO MIND UNTIL LATER, MAYBE IN AN AFTER THOUGHT. WHEN YOU FEEL THAT YOU NEED AN ANGEL JUST ASK GOD WITH A SINCERE HEART. I WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST IN SEPT. 2012,FIRST TIME EVER TO EXPERIENCE ONE. I PRAYED OUT LOUD AND ASK GOD TO PLEASE SEND HIS ANGELS. THE EMS GUY LOOKED AT ME STRANGE BUT BY THE TIME THEY GOT ME TO THE ER THERE WERE 4 HUGE GUYS STANDING LIKE SOLDIERS WAITING. I'M THINKING WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE ROOM WITH ME AND GOD TOLD ME THOSE ARE YOUR ANGELS. I BEGUN THANKING HIM RIGHT AWAY... I WENT INTO CODE BLUE 4 TIMES AND GOD SEND ME 4 ANGELS. GOD KNEW WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO GO THRU. I WAS TOLD IT WAS A MIRACLE THAT I SURVIVED THAT MANY TRAUMAS... AMEN GOD IS GREAT... JUST BELIEVE WITH A SINCERE HEART, BLESSINGS AMEN.