Daily Devotional Rev. Johnnie Flakes,III - August 13, 2009

Good morning,


Our devotion for today comes from Titus 2:13-14 "Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus the Christ.  Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works."  


Wherever you are today, meditate on this; we live in a world that is changing rapidly and uncontrollably.  Feelings of instability, insecurity, and inadequacy surround us, but we have an enduring source of hope:  God does not change. 


His power and love, expressed to us through His immutable Word, have remained constant.  When we have God living through us, we can have a sense of stability, regardless of storms blowing about us.  God's provision of hope carried out by His Spirit is part of our salvation. 


One of the responsibilities of the Holy Spirit is the renewing of our mind.  He empowers us to think about our circumstances as God does.  Unless we observe the difficulties and instabilities in our life as God looks at them, we will never be able to see the best plan for dealing with our trials and stresses.


In order for the Holy Spirit to do this work effectively, we must be studying the Word of God.  Our reading will illumine how God works in the life of believers, what He expects from His children, and how He expresses His love and power.  Then, when we are most in need of reassurance, the Holy Spirit can bring to mind the principles and promises we have read.  Anchoring us to the Bible is an important work of the Spirit of God.


The Holy Spirit is absolutely essential to the Christian life.  Sent by the Father to be our constant companion in this life, He helps provide stability by giving direction and showing us the wisest and most joyous way to live.


Have a blessed day!


Your brother in Christ,

J. H. Flakes, III


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