This devotion was great. I just read it. It deals so much with what I've been thinking lately.
One thing that Heather posted a while back, and I totally agree with her. Sometimes, we get so distracted in what we are doing, that we forget our true focus. Our focus should be on Christ himself, and if we keep our focus correct, the rest will fall into place. The Holy Spirit will be a work in our lives, and we will bear the fruit of that. How often do we, well, maybe just I, get so caught up in the work of God, and loose sight of God. It is so easy. We need to say focus on the creator, and he will direct our steps.
Okay, now for the devotion. How many times do we live our lives so busy we can't even see straight. I know, I've been there. I do try and not overcommit myself, but at times it does happen. What is the caution here in the reading?
"You have no idea of where or how God is going to engineer your future circumstances,
and no knowledge of what stress and strain is going to be placed on you either at home
or abroad. And if you waste your time in overactivity, instead of being immersed in
the great fundamental truths of God’s redemption, then you will snap when the
stress and strain do come."
If we will immerse ourselves in God's word, and have a intimate personal relationship with Christ, then when the stresses of life come, he will work through us to help us through. WOW, .
"Heavenly Father, I thank you so much for the blood of your precious son Jesus. I am a sinner, so unworthy, but you are faithful to your word. You've said if anyone will call on your name and believe they will be saved. I have faith, and believe. Thank you for my redemption that was paid for on Calvary. Today, I ask that you forgive me for the sin in my life. The sin of unfaithfulness to you. The sin of anger towards my family and especially my children. The sin of pride that every so quietly sneaks into our lives. I am absolutely nothing without you precious gift of grace. I ask that you give me the strength , the grace I need each day to deal with lifes difficulities. I ask that you give me the courage to be bold with my faith for your names sake. The faith that is a gift from you. It is not my own. Help me Lord not to become prideful of my faith. My faith is a gift from you, without your gift of faith, I would be a lost sinner. I thank you Lord for that heart transplant that you preformed in my life. You opened my heart to the truth. Let me never forget that it is all a gift, undeserving gift from you. I pray a prayer of blessing on my children. Father, help me to be a Godly mother, and an example of the grace that you've given me. Help me to train them in Your ways, not mine, not the worlds, but in the ways that are pleasing to you. Thank you for your many blessings in my life. Thank you for the ways you reveal yourself to me each day. God, you are the all powerful, sovereign Lord. You deserve all the praise and glory. In your sons, oh so precious name, I ask all these things. Amen.