Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sun am from Sofia... a devotion I wanted to share

Psalm 106 :12-15 It is from Streams in the Desert ( I am doing it again) the author writes a very good piece... In Hebrews 11:27 , we read Moses "persevered because he saw him who is invisable." Yet in this passage, exactly the opposite was true of the children of Israel. They persevered only when their circumstances were favorable, because they were primarily influenced by whatever appealed to their senses, instead of trusting in the invisable and eternal God.Even today we have people who live an inconsistent Christian life because they have become preoccupied with things that are external. Therefore they focus on their circumstances rather than focusing on god. And God desires that we grow in our ability to see Him in everything and to realize the importance of seeminingly insignificant circumstances if they are used to deliver a message from Him....The Israelites continued to live a kind of up and down existance, because their faith was dependent on their circumstances. And this is certainly not the kind of faith God wants us to have.The world says that "seeing is believing," but God wants us to believe in order to see.The psalmist said," I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in land of the living. Psalm 27:13Do you believe God only when your circumstances are favorable,or do you believe no matter what your circumstances may be?St. Augustine said, "Faith is believing what we do not see, and the reward for this kind of faith is to see what we believe.

May you have a blessed Sunday today... wherever you find yourself

2 comments:

soontobemomof9 said...

A great reminder! Thank you for sharing! :)

soontobemomof9 said...

A great reminder! Thank you for sharing! :)