WRITING A DEVOTIONAL
WRITING A DEVOTIONAL
Back in 2003 after having spent the year before reading Sarah Ban Breathnach's book "Simple Abundance" I took her suggestion to heart and wrote my own daily devotional. Each day I took a line or two from one of the various spiritual authors from the last three centuries I was reading and wrote my own thoughts on the subject. I then looked for a scripture that illustrated the truth that had been revealed to me. What follows is the result.
"Our greatest bondage is to have our own way; our greatest freedom is to let God have His way." Warren Wiersbe
Saturday, March 12, 2011
“Never am I so sure of my money as when I have transferred it out of my unsafe pockets into the safe custody of a trustworthy bank; and the same thing is true as regards the abandonment of all I possess into the custody of God.” Hannah Whitall Smith, God is Enough, 3/12
Our oldest son has an appointment at his bank today to see about getting a mortgage for the house we’re going to be looking at afterwards. He is taking a very big step in “transferring his money” into the hands of his mortgage holder in order to buy this house. He is committing the next several years to living in this neighborhood. It is a financial obligation that can’t be gotten out of without some effort. In addition, we may be helping him by loaning him the down payment and cosigning the loan. Now that the day has come that he may be signing some contracts reality has set in. Suddenly some of the things that made the house such a great find are being questioned. We’ve discovered there were two murders in the neighborhood last month. So maybe this isn’t where he’s suppose to buy, if he’s to buy at all. As all these thoughts ran through my head I felt God telling me to stand back and let things happen as they are meant to happen. As I abandon all my carefully laid plans into God’s custody and become an observer I will be available to receive God’s direction for my part in what he’s doing in our son’s life. I will pray that he will do the same.
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established.” Proverbs 19:21