Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Advent Conspiracy Devotional: Tuesday, December 14th

Scripture: Psalm 60:12
With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.

Reflection: When God gives us the gift of his presence there is simply nothing that is impossible for us.  The Psalm above is just one of many of the passages that highlight this truth.

            In Philippians we read that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  These are not meant to be trite phrases that sound good but are really just empty and hollow words. 

            Instead these words are actual truth.  With God all things – if they are in accordance with God’s will – are not only possible but are a reality for us to live into. 

            What that means is that in order to open up incredible and extraordinary possibilities in our lives all that we have to do is ask God to come into our lives and give us his presence. 

            God doesn’t lose and if we are in Christ and asking for him to be present with us we then are part of an unbeatable majority.  A majority with God is one that is guaranteed victory.

Question:  How can you create space to allow God to be present with you in your daily life?  What might you have to put aside to give the room that is needed?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure what I would set aside. I think I'd like to invite Jesus to the places that I already am. I'm hoping that following means that Jesus gets access to it all. Maybe he will have me get rid of something. But, for now, I'll let him tell me what to keep and what to empty (or what to add).

    Nice post. I hope to show up a little more often.