Devotion for Tuesday, June 29, 2021

“To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).

What is your hope?  Is it in what you can do? Is it in what you will accomplish?  These things are fine as far as they go, but they are not life.  Life is in the One who gives life.  Things come and go, but the Lord is forever.  Live then in the presence of the Lord and abide in Him knowing that He abides in You.  The mystery is deep, but the life is readily available to be lived.

Lord, You have promised the abundant life.  Guide me in the change of heart that faith brings so that I would live the abundant life.  Help me now and always to see that in You is all hope and glory.  You are the past, present, and future.  You have come in order that we may join You in eternal life.  Lead me, for I do not know the way.  Sustain me when I doubt.  Guide me always to be with You now and forever.

Lord Jesus, no one can ascend except the One who has descended.  You have come to lead the way home.  In You is all hope.  Guide me this day Lord so that I may do those things You know I will do, doing them with You as the One leading me.  Through all things, help me see that faith alone in You alone is the hope You have caused to richly dwell in me.  Lead me always, my Lord and Savior.  Amen.