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

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7

“Whenever people do not base their lives on God’s revelation, they ‘cast off restraint.’  That is, they do what is right in their own eyes......The only way for you to know God’s will is for Him to reveal it to you.  You will never discover it on your own.”  H. Blackaby, Experiencing God Day-by-Day, 1/7

The beautiful thing about this truth is the knowledge that God has already prepared a path for us to walk in.  Because God is the One who has prepared this path we can be assured that He will provide everything we need for the journey.  Oh, that we people would realize this at the beginning of our walk with Christ!  Why is this message so shrouded?  Surely we were told this when we “came to Christ”, were “saved”, “born again”--whatever term you choose to label the before and after!  Or is there no such thing?  Is it always a gradual awakening.  Is that why it’s referred to as a walk?  There is just so much you can take in.  Perhaps some of us hurry along too much and miss what we were to have seen along the way.  That is why we are so backslidden--always seeming to redo so much of our learning.  

“Make me to know thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.”  Psalm 25:4


  1. I pray that GOD will continue to "open my eyes, ears & heart". To broaden my awareness. To grow stronger in my faith. Thank you GOD for the Holy Spirit to guide me. Amen