Good morning everyone,
I would like to start the devotional off this morning with me asking each of you a question. Are you ready for a change? Psalm 15:4 says, 'in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change.' Several things stand out in this scripture and it seems as though they speak directly to each of us. Fearing the Lord is a good thing because our own corruption only has one cure and that is honoring your Creator. We all can see the condition of the mess we live in and without Christ, there is no hope. He is the key to changing our hearts to be more like Him. We will never be like Him here on this earth but it should be our desire to want to please Him in all that we do. The beautiful thing is that He is ready to change us if we will just allow Him to do so! The condition of the physical situation you find yourself in may be what you have to live with but the condition of your heart can totally be changed by you reaching out to the Heart Surgeon! Neither you or I can know why and it is not our job to question the Lord on allowing satans attacks! It is our job to live life for Him so that those attacks can be victoriously won to shine a 'light' on the Savior! Most of us complain about the muck and mire that we find ourselves in but most of us do very little in 'Praising God' through it! Character is a gift that God gives us through the trials that we are bombarded with if we will completely trust and obey! If you trust and obey, you will find that there is no other way because Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6)!
Your brother in Christ,