Devotion for Monday, December 13, 2021

“But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint” (1 Timothy 2:15).

Are we all not preserved when we are whom the Lord has made us to be?  We live in an age which tries to tell us that we can be what we want to be, but We are only whom we are.  Live the life the Lord has given you and do not seek to do what you cannot.  Live fully, yes, but listen to the Lord and not to the world.  Be guided by the One who made you and not those who pretend that they made themselves.

Lord, help me to see through all of the nonsense of this world.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that in You alone is all hope.  You have come so that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Teach me more about who You have made me to be and help me to live with who I am.  Help me sift through all of the contradictory things that are floating in my mind that confuse and distort.

In You alone Christ Jesus do I find who I truly am.  Guide me in the way of salvation in order that I would now and forever live the life which You have given me.  You know whom You have made me to be and You alone know what I shall be.  Meanwhile, help me to conform my life to You and grow in the grace and mercy that You have given me.  Through You I can and do all things, have life, and the fulness of my being.  Amen.