Tuesday, November 24, 2009

secure through doing what God says

There are some things in life that are safe.  There are some things in this life that are dangerous.  We have a choice.  We can seek what is secure and gives us hope.  Or we can seek what will be gone during the next wind or storm that life sends our way.


Proverbs 24:14 (The Message) --- Likewise knowledge, and wisdom for your soul — Get that and your future's secured, your hope is on solid rock.


The more we gain the truth and wisdom God gives, the more we know the hope that God alone gives. On top of that wisdom comes a life that changes by, radically changed by God.  Like I said yesterday ... changed lives, change lives ... to see that we have to put into place what God says.  We have to apply what we learn from the Bible, from sermons and from the wisdom God gives.


Jesus taught the disciples and those who followed Him that there is more to faith than just knowing what is right.  In fact as I had this thought today I came across this verse:


Luke 9:48 (The Message) --- You become great by accepting, not asserting. Your spirit, not your size, makes the difference.


By accepting people we show them what God is like.  We through accepting people display what Jesus has done for us and how he had accepted us.  Think about it.  That verse has some nuggets that we rarely make a big deal about.  It is the Spirit living through us that impresses people.  It not how confident we are or how talented we are.  


Does that make sense?  As we move toward Thanksgiving, I am asking the Lord to remind us that we can display His best.  Here the the foundation that I am building on for tomorrow's devotion:


James 1:22 (NLT) --- But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourself.


Thanksgiving is not about a once a year holiday.  It is a lifestyle.  

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