Daily Devotional – 9/6/19 “Keep Going!”

I need to encourage somebody, who is going through a dark time. Maybe its grief, sickness, abandonment, loneliness, financial problems, ministry woes, business failing … whatever.

KEEP GOING!

There’s a devotional, I wrote last year, regarding roller coasters. When you’re on a roller coaster, there comes a time when you might have to go through the part of the ride, that’s dark. Although, it only lasts a second, you still experienced the darkness. Why? Well, it’s part of the journey. You don’t get to customize the ride to fit you, by telling the operator, “I want to skip the dark parts,” do you? No, you get on, pull the bar down, to lock you in place and then prepare for the ride. If this is the case, what makes you think, you can change the parts of this journey, you have no control over.

Instead, here’s what you do. BUCKLE UP!

Sure, there’s going to be some twists and turns, some moments that cause your stomach to drop, sometimes you’ll have to scream out, squeeze your eyes shut and pray for it to end. It will but while you’re riding, this roller coaster of life; hold your head up, only lowering it when you’re in the posture of prayer. Trust that your God has made you to endure, withstand and overcome. And if nothing else, know that sometimes, in the dark parts of our journey, is when God has taken us down for maintenance. Hold tight because you’ll be back, running, in tip top condition in no time.

“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8

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Daily Devotional – 10/9/14 “Life is a journey!”

Life has a way of taking us on a journey, a road trip; if you will; and just like any road trip, it gets tiresome and you may get weary but you have a destination in mind. Yea, for some road trips you’ve packed; for some they may be spur of the moment and some may even be of an emergency situation but they all have a destination attached to the end and just like life it too has a destination. Now, the question I have is this … What are you doing on your journey? Are you sleeping in the backseat? Are you playing a puzzle while life is passing you by? Are you singing along to the radio while things are happening? Are you just watching the scenery while doing nothing? Or are you making stops along the way to learn what things are? Are you taking notes? Are you making things happening? Are you learning how stuff work? Are you teaching? What are you doing on your journey while you’re headed to your destination?

Yea, I know you might be at a point in your journey where the storm is raging but keep going because the storm won’t always last. Oh, your gas light is on, your money is low and you don’t see a gas station in sight? Check this out! I know a Man who has provided a way for me to ride on E when I knew the car should have stopped miles ago and all He said I needed was faith in Him. Have faith. Oh, you’re at the point on your journey where you don’t know where you are, your surroundings are looking unfamiliar and you’re out of your comfort zone? Then you’re in the right place. See, sometimes we have to be taken out of our comfortable place in order for us to be consecrated, that’s set apart, correctly. Stop fighting it. Somebody, at this very moment, is probably at a point on their journey of sickness and you’re tired of being here because every town you pass through you have to stop and see the doctor but it’s all for God’s purpose. Get your healing here, get back on your journey and keep going. No need of you getting down on yourself, having a pity party and all that because that doesn’t do you any good no way; you were meant for this! Nobody wears your sickness like you so own it until your healing comes because it will just wait until it does. This journey, your road trip won’t be easy; they never are. Yet the destinations are always worth it when you get there and home is always rewarding when you make it back! Enjoy the journey that life brings, even the bumps along the way because they all come with a purpose. “But the LORD’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken. Psalm 33:11”