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
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
“Too often we try to keep our own hearts and minds in a peaceful condition. Quite naturally, we usually fail...Human hearts and minds, always sensitive to pain and humiliation and scorn, cannot keep themselves peaceful. They must be kept....supernaturally by God Himself.” Eugenia Price, S.P.S., 6/14
The only way we can have the peace of God is to have God Himself. God is peace. And the only way we can love as God loves is to have God Himself for God is love. All of God’s attributes are ours for the having, but we must take Him in the process. Too often we only want what He has to offer and not Him. I can only think this is because of our original sin--our desire to have control over our own destiny. We want to decide what and when and where and how. But we are God’s creation and who are we to tell God how to run His show?! It’s in recognizing this and humbling ourselves that we are saved from our own flesh’s attempt to usurp God. It is in receiving Christ’s spirit that we are enabled to live this humbled life. And it is in living a humbled life that we will be one with God and therefore experience His peace--a peace that cannot be disturbed.
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage.” Hebrews 2:14, 15