Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
~Philippians 4:13 NIV
Thoughts on today's verse...
In my devotional today, the title was "Let Go and Let God". I've always wanted a self-help manual on how to do this! Frankly, this is what I consider to be one of the most popular Christian cliches. I believe I've said it before, but I'm really good at giving "it" to the Lord... and then snatching it back again so I can worry and fret over it some more.

What this devotional stated is that the love of God is the key to trusting Him enough to let Him "do it." He invites us to climb off the treadmill of self-effort and rule keeping. Isn't that a wonderful thought? We actually partner with God, realizing He has the power - we do not and that is where we come to that strategic place, that point in prayer where we cry out, "Lord, help me! I can't do this!"
My prayer...
God, Father of all creation, Father of love - surround me with Your love today. With that knowledge of Your love, may I also find that deep well of trust and then release. No more of my striving and legalistic rule keeping, but the sweet scent of surrender. ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,