Devotional 10/29/2016

You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5

We are children of the day, not of the night. 

Sometimes as holy spirit filled believers we don’t realize how blessed we are for God’s salvation.I suffer a lot because I hate seeing souls suffer, and I get mad at God because I shouldn’t feel the burden for souls in the way I do. But the good about this burden is that it helps me see that I could have been, still would be, one of those lost souls that I see.

I see people tired, exhausted and beat from life and its worries, from work, from stress, from brokenness, from unfulfilled life and I suffer! Why cant we just be happy? Why cant we just have joy and peace? Why is there so much hate, sickness, disappointment and suffering in this world? Drugs, sex, dancing, traveling, money- why do these things not suffice? Why do our souls desire more? Why search so hard, to be happy? 

I am so grateful to be a child of God.

I am not perfect, and certainly do not have it all together but I am SO thankful that God changed me and is still working on me.

The gospel is the good news of Christ, that He came to die for our sins. So that we could be reconciled with God, so that we could have peace with God. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil- every generational curse is broken, all mind control is destroyed, all unrighteousness is set straight, all confusion becomes peace, all sickness is healed, everything that was destroyed is restored.

I decided to follow Jesus- I battle with weaknesses and desires, and suffer pains just like the next human, but God is with me and He comforts me, He counsels me and He lifts my hands when I cant take it anymore. I have refuge in God.

I do not have to be like the world, in their secret pain and unhealed issues, and hopeless logic, running to this and that for some type of fix, I can be naked before God. I have peace, not anxiety. I have hope, not depression. I have purpose, not monotonous boredom. I have God, not the world.

Halloween always reminds me of how blessed I am to be a child of the day.

Let’s Pray:

Thank you Lord for sanctification, for separating me and for your mercy without which I would be dead or insane a long time ago. Thank you for my people and for their walk in you, I present us to you Lord. I pray for each person who may feel out of place or unbelonging in this family (God family), and I pray you change their minds and continue to increase their convictions. Continue to give us that steadfast conviction of who we are in you, where we are and where we are heading. May our values match with our actions, and our goals also, in Jesus name I pray.


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