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, November 5, 2011

November 5


“If we walk with [God], in obedience to His Word, He will stand with us and ensure victory over our challenges.  We must face the battle, but God promises us victory if we remain in His will.  However, if we choose to disassociate from God, we surely will be overtaken by difficulties.”  H. Blackaby, Experiencing God Day-by-Day, 10/14

We have to either be for God or against Him.  We cannot straddle that fence that I spoke of yesterday and still be for God.  Yet we do.  The world looks down on black and white thinking.  It wants to accommodate everyone and their ideas of what is right and wrong.  We say there is a gray area.  As Christians, this is when we start to get in trouble.  This is when we allow wrong doctrine to infiltrate our churches.  However, at the same time those who do think in black and white can often come off as judgmental which obviously is not what God wants His people to be.  Only He is the judge.  That is why we are only to confront others in love.  It was Jesus’ love that enabled Him to take a stand for what was right.  And it is what enables us now to do the same.  By His love we will be able to do and be right without being judgmental.  Others may feel judged, but if God’s love is in our hearts, this will enter into their hearts to heal the wound made by the arrow of Truth.

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  Hebrews 4:12

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