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
Sunday, March 6, 2011
“When you see the unusual in the midst of the mundane, don’t continue business as usual. It may be that God has ordained that moment to be a life-changing time for you and those around you.” H. Blackaby, Experiencing God Day-by-Day, 3/6
Blackaby illustrated this with Moses’ noticing the bush was burning. It was an ordinary thing, but then Moses noticed it wasn’t being consumed--not an ordinary thing. It was in that moment that God chose to speak to him. This made me think about our winter. This is the first time I can remember that we’ve had snow almost continuously on the ground. Usually our snowfalls are gone within a week. So one day as I was walking down the driveway to get the mail I noticed scores of animal tracks in the snow--all shapes and sizes. The deer tracks weren’t a surprise for I see the deer all the time--the same with dog and cat tracks. But I also noticed tracks that could have been from a raccoon. Bird tracks, squirrel tracks, and who knows what else crisscrossed the yard. This morning I saw a mouse run across the snow-covered yard because it stood out on the white background. What I’ve come to realize is that this place is like Grand Central Station every night, but I just couldn’t see it before. This must be what God’s Hand is like in my life. It’s always there guiding, protecting, ready to comfort, but I just don’t notice it because I haven’t stopped to notice. I’m too much into myself and my plans to see God working before the dawn. I think now, even after the snow has melted, I’ll continue to “see” all the animals that visit my yard every night.
“...and he was transfigured before them, and his garments became glistening, intensely white as snow...” Mark 9:2b, 3a