How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery: (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ). (Ephesians 3:3-4) How do we get to know God? It comes through daily reading the Bible and prayer. God’s Word is alive and will speak to us, if we are willing to listen. Let’s open it and start reading! To Christians the Bible is the most loved book in the world, but to others it is the most hated book. In some countries, if you are found with…
“Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.” Psalm 119:66 I live in a busy city and there is always lots of traffic to contend with on our streets and highways. Every time I pull my car out of the garage, I ask the Lord to give me wisdom and direction in my driving, to help me to be alert always to what is going on around me, and to make the right decisions. There is a need to be aware of all the other vehicles around me, and to watch the traffic lights and road…
“For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” Psalm 48:14
I love to travel and I am very thankful for Cruise Control when I am on the highway. I don’t like driving in the rain because I must turn the Cruise Control off. It is too dangerous to use it when the road is wet. Cruise Control can be dangerous also if we are driving when we are tired. If we are not careful we get too relaxed and before we know it, we are hitting the rumble strip.
How often in our spiritual walk, do we get in trouble because we are just drifting along, not really paying attention to what is happening. Maybe we neglect our Bible reading and prayer for a day or so, maybe we have missed a church service or so because we were tired or busy at something else. We are depending on our past experience with the Lord to keep us going.
Thank God, He places some rumble strips along the way, and gives a nudge to wake us up and make us pay attention to what is happening. Maybe it is the lyrics of a song we are listening to, or a message from our Pastor, or just a word from a good friend. What a relief it is, to call out to the Lord for help, spend some time with Him in prayer and get back on track.
He is our guide, and is always there to hear us when we call out to Him, but He wants us to stay alert all the time, and take time for Him every day.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us not just to cruise along, but to let you guide us every step of the way.
Devotion by: Anne Johnston