Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
_Psalm 25:4-5 NLT
In our quiet time today we read a devotional piece written by one of the messengers of God from whom we occasionally draw inspiration. I must tell you, these men (and there are only a few on our list) share diverse denominational backgrounds. We follow them, not because of the church they lead, but because of the truths they teach. The following is indeed – truth.
Before you read this devotional, please read 1 Kings 17 from the Message Bible
All over this world, around us every day, are people who are looking for the truth to be lived out in the lives of those who claim it. Just as the widow watched Elijah, there are people watching you.
They hear what you say you believe,
but they are watching to see what you do.
Remember, you are here by God’s appointment, you are in His keeping, you are under His training, for His time. Give Him the corpse of your life, and ask Him to revive those lifeless areas that need to be revived. If the situation calls for it, trust Him for a miracle, in His time, if it be His will, for your life.
On the bed of your life place the remains of your broken and scarred past; the emptiness of your poor character traits; the habits, even the addictions that have so long controlled you; the limited vision that continues to characterize you; the slight irritation that nags or the large one that looms; the anger or violence or lust or greed or discontentment or selfishness or the ugliness of pride. Lay all these before the Father, and stretch yourself out under His shadow as you ask Him to bring about remarkable, even miraculous changes in your life.
Is He able? Get serious! I’m referring to “the God of impossibilities,” the One who has limitless power, who has never—and will never—meet an intimidating obstacle He cannot overcome, an aggressive enemy He cannot overwhelm, a final decision He cannot override, or a powerful person He cannot overshadow.
Because Elijah believed in “the God of impossibilities,” not even death caused him to doubt. He learned his theology of faith in the secret hiding place at Cherith. He was given the opportunity to develop it during his advance training at Zarephath. But it was not until he stared death in the face, literally, that he personified it. And he did it all standing in the shadow of God.
And so must I. And so must you.
God has never met an obstacle He can’t overcome or a decision He can’t override.
My prayer today is that you will be touched and encouraged by God’s Word of Truth—and that you will be blessed by it.
Borrowed from - Daily Devotions by Chuck Swindoll