A place for me to post and organize my daily bible reading devotions.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Restoring God to the Lord of my life.
S - Romans 1:24-25 (NASB) 24Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. O - This passage in Romans speaks of the old testament of God's people whom which he favored, and gave promises, and laws to live by. None of these proved capable of overcoming the sin within the human heart. Each generation had an up and down of faithfulness to God, and extreme wandering away from His ways. God never gave up on His people, however He did give them over to the lust of their heart. The said part of this is revealed in verse 25 , the core of the problem is our sin causes us to worship and serve the created (creatures and possessions of the land) and not the Creator himself. A - The application is a fresh reminder that I too am very susceptible and certainly guilty of beginning to worship, or put my heart, mind, and soul, behind the things of this world, instead of worshiping God. It is so easy to do, as I either try to become God myself and make provision for the things of my hearts desire, through my hard work; or I put someone else in a position in my life to be the one whose approval I seek, or whose decision and guidance I use to guide my life. I must recommit today to trust in God to give me the desires that will go into my heart, to be my protector and provider, and to be my wise counselor. P - Lord thank you for this timely message, may it be sealed to my heart. I pray Lord for an unrooting of any unrighteous desires that reside in my heart, and reminder of your provision, and a clear replacement of people I have placed above you , with you as my Chief Counselor. I pray all this in Jesus name, Amen.