RECEIPE FOR AVOIDING CATASTROPHE
that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith
to be content - And having food and raiment let us be therewith content - Let
your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as
ye have for he hath said I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Php 4:11,
1Ti 6:8, Heb 13 KJV
Devotional was selected from another source. I trust you will be blessed by it,
as was I. If I could encourage you with anything today, it would to be to say,
set your hope and focus totally on the LORD. We are here to display His Glory.
We don't have the luxury of getting side-tract chasing after the things of this
world and the inclinations of our own hearts.
this - We are complete in Him - Col 2:10. To reach out to anything other
than Him to find meaning and purpose in our lives is to tear this truth from the
tablets of our hearts and the pages of the Bible . And who is sufficent to do
then is theDevotion
This is what the Lord has said: Take your place looking out on the ways;
make search for the old roads, saying, Where is the good way? And go in it that
you may have rest for your souls. But they said, we will not go in it
6:16 - BBE
Stand (tarry) at the crossroads and look."
In a time of turmoil,
our minds race ahead to think of all that could happen in the future. We ask ourselves
lots of "what if" questions and frequently fall victim to unfounded worry. To
"stand" means to turn our mind from its troubling thoughts of the future and to
focus on God. It is similar to being at an intersection with signs pointing many
different ways. We wait until we know which direction the trial is heading.
"Ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is."
road of trouble has been well traveled by the saints of the faith, and their footsteps
have made it into a path of glory to God. Meditate on the cries of King David
in the Psalms or on the prayers of others in the Bible. Ponder their responses
as well as the way they reveal their faith and trust in God even while suffering
greatly. Accept the Spirit's revelation of the ancient path of faith and the good
way of trust. Then pray for courage to walk those paths as Jesus did.
"Walk in it and you will find rest for your souls."
firmly fixed on our Savior, resolve to walk down this road of suffering in a way
that is honoring to Him. Draw deeply on the Holy Spirit's strength for the next
step, and seek to be obedient in thought, word, and deed. You will discover that
as you follow Him, sweet, soul-satisfying rest will be found. -CW
Selected from In Touch Ministries
THINK ON THESE THINGS - ACT ON THESE
God grant you His peace
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