Devotion for Wednesday, September 30, 2020

“Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.  I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago – whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows – such a man was caught up to the third heaven” (2 Corinthians 12:1-2).

The Lord is at work.  The Lord is always at work.  Too often, we go about our business and do not pay attention to what the Lord is doing.  What will it take to arouse your sensibilities and give thanks to the Lord for all of His goodness.  What will it take to lead you in the direction in following the Lord in all of His ways?  Do not be impressed by things of this world; be raised from the dead and follow the Lord.

Lord, often my senses are deadened and I do not pay attention.  I want to be wowed and impressed.  Lead me, O Lord, away from this nonsense that I may live in the truth that I am always in Your presence.  Guide me to rejoice in Your goodness and seek Your face all the moments of each day.  Show me, Lord, the way You would have me go that I may grow into whom You are making me to be.

Lord Jesus, You walked along and every day provided miracle after miracle and yet many did not believe.  Lord, You have given me miracle after miracle and have faced my unbelief.  Shatter my illusions that I may humbly submit to the truth that You alone are Lord and I need You to save me.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of salvation that I may be saved.  Raise me, Lord, that I may live a new life.  Amen.