Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Devotional Truth

My devotional today was entitled "Get Yourself Together" and since I've been a little torn and unbalanced lately, I thought it was a sign.

It spoke of how Christians seem to have one foot nailed to the floor when it comes to their faith. They spin in circles, around & around and never seem to grow. They will say they believe the Word, but then in the next breath say they know God is in control but they are so worried about their finances they can't sleep. They are unable to put their whole life in God's hands.

To get yourself together, you have to get your spirit, soul, and body in alignment. My devotional pointed out the way to do that is by:

1) Feeding your spirit with the word. Spend daily time with the word, meditate on it.
2) Set your mind on "things above" to get your soul in line.
3) Get your body in line by teaching it to act, on the truth that has been planted in your mind and spirit by the Word.

They scripture that went with the devotional was 1 Thessalonians 5:14-24

14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.
 23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!!

1 comment:

Joanne Bischof said...

I like the picture you painted. Its so true how easy it can be to just spin in circles. And of course, the perfect antidote is the word of God and putting it into practice! :)