Photo by Garon Piceli on Pexels.com ~ July 6, 2020 -Morning Devotion ~ For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7, KJV ~ We are facing grave and uncertain times. Some even wonder if this really is the [...]
We are not exempt from the troubles of the old man. How we may have dealt with adversity and setbacks will hopefully be different. Each season of difficult - there is a choice. A choice between facing those difficult seasons with the confidence and trust in God; or, give into the old man of troubles and sorrow and sink in our frustration, despair, and disappointment.
It is through Christ's infinite and profound atonement that we are able to come to a place where we place our hope and trust in God. This hope and trust provides for us an assurance for whatever challenges may lay ahead in our spiritual journey. We may face desperate circumstances. Personal adversity. And seemingly impossible social upheavals to contend with. Yet, He is faithful toward us because he has called us into a fellowship with his Son - Jesus Christ (See, 1 Corinthians 1:9, paraphrased). And, his promise stands to protect us and strengthen us (See, 2 Thessalonians 3:3).
Attend any 12-step based community support group and you will here the ritual chant of the Serenity Prayer. God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. It appears this saying is done in an absent-minded form of shallow profession. Something we [...]
The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught,that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary.Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. ~ Isaiah 50:4, ESV ~ The greatest challenge Christians face is fulfilling their own calling where it so often goes against present [...]