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, December 27, 2011

December 27

“It would be of no use to inherit a fortune if you did not know it was yours.  Likewise, it is of no benefit to inherit everything necessary to become like Christ if you do not claim it...The key to all that God has made available to us is our faith.”  H. Blackaby, Experiencing God Day-by-Day, 12/10

I think a lot of people exercise faith, but because they don’t know about their inheritance their faith is in the wrong thing.  Usually, it’s in themselves.  Sometimes it’s in the “system”.  Fortunately, they will be let down eventually; otherwise, if these other ways succeeded, they’d never search elsewhere to place their faith.  Then there are those who place their faith in God, but aren’t aware of their inheritance.  They never read their Bible and therefore are ignorant of all God wants to give them.  They walk around all the good things God has for them on their way to what they, with their limited imaginations, think is good for them.   But there is a third type of person.  They are the ones who exercise their faith in God and know what He desires to give them but refuse to take it, thinking they are being humble.  These people have been so absorbed into what the world thinks is humility that they can’t see past themselves.  They may say outwardly that they do not deserve all of God’s gifts, but what they are really doing is rejecting God.  Let us not be guilty of this effrontery to God.  We must walk in the way He has prepared for us, believing all His promises so that we won’t grow weary.

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.”  2 Peter 1:3, 4  

No comments:

Post a Comment