Daily Devotion - Living Victoriously
I loved the lightning. In hindsight, it wasn’t very smart standing outside being mesmerized by something that could kill me. Call it my Ben Franklin moment.
I thought my priorities were in line. I was serving God and others in the ministry. But I wasn’t making enough money to maintain margin in my life. So I wasn’t feeling joy; I was feeling stress.
If you don't do what God is telling you to do, you may let people control and manipulate you to do what they want you to do. You may end up doing things for which you are not anointed.
A friend of mine who is a deadly putter at golf told me his secret the other day. He said, “Before I stroke the putt, on the screen of my mind I see the ball rolling into the cup.” Well you know Proverbs 23:7 teaches, “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Most of us would consider a man facing execution a loser. But because of the life he led, this man was actually a winner!
I had already discovered, like many who have a sin that has taken hold of them, that I was a captive. I couldn’t stop on my own. If pure self-will could have accomplished that task in my life, smoking would have been gone a long time before then.
How do we get through the tunnels in life? We keep our eye on the light. We rely on God and continue to relinquish our plans and timing.
For most of us it takes a dangerous encounter with a hawk to get us to wake up to our need to rely continually on God as our refuge.
On a beautiful Saturday, with nothing to do, we sat around relaxing from a busy week, when suddenly our doorbell rang. Seeing no one, she came back to the den when the doorbell rang again.
Our identity in Christ gives us the power through our divine nature to look forward to and focus on what lies ahead in the kingdom.
Jesus was pretty clear when He said to forsake all and follow Him. Even if that means doing things we’re not comfortable with, pushing away anything that hinders our relationship with Him, or sacrificing the dreams we want most.
Economic troubles got you down? The biblical story of Elisha and the single mother may give you some new insight on conquering debt.
There are always hidden dangers that can wreck our witness and ministry. The only way to safely navigate life is to keep our eyes on Jesus, not on ourself or the circumstances around us. He will help us complete our voyage, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.