Home Bible News DRIFTING OFF… HOW DID WE GET HERE?

DRIFTING OFF… HOW DID WE GET HERE?

0

“I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”
– Psalm 40:8

B0062P 0030Embarking on a rafting trip with friends, author John Blumberg observed: ‘We had a hard time getting away from shore…there appeared to be enormous momentum keeping us grounded. Slowly it got easier and we decided to relax. And it was during our moment of pause that reality set in concerning our ever-so-gentle-drift out to sea. We immediately…grasped for safety, one arm holding the raft, the other aggressively swimming.

Twenty minutes later we’d made minimal progress. A lifeguard in a kayak appeared, and, comforted by his presence, we lightly commented about our distance from shore. But he wasn’t laughing! Orange [markers] had warned us not to go beyond them, but we ignored them and drifted five times further out than we should. The lifeguard didn’t leave, but he didn’t assist us either. Forty-five minutes later I walked ashore…shaking from exhaustion.’
657262-scion_drift_2We don’t run away from our values, we drift away and wake up in places we never meant to. Sin is subtle; it lulls you into thinking you have it all together, then one day you discover you’re in over your head. God’s Word is our safety marker. David said, ‘I take joy in doing your will…for your instructions are written on my heart.’ The Hebrew word for ‘heart’ means gut. It was used like we describe the heart as the core of our emotions. David’s thinking and emotions were so sharpened by Scripture, it became ‘part of [his]… being’ (TM).

As a believer, God’s Word should be so ingrained in your heart that you want to do what’s right, and ‘take joy’ in doing His will.

Adapted from Joyce Meyer’s Daily Devotion: Promises For Your Everyday Life. If you would like more information please visit www.joycemeyer.org

Thanks you for past comments and likes, please let’s know your thoughts on this post as well. God bless you!

Previous articleSELAH’S JOURNAL: THE FASTED LIFE – MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE
Next articleSELAHMUSIC: KENNY K’ORE | YALAKO [VIDEO]
Anointed hands! I create when I write... Plus I know where prose and music meet...

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.