EXPOSE yourself. God sees it anyway.

“A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.” Prov. 18:2

Today’s Christian daily devotional

As I head toward my favorite treadmill for my daily run, I nod at another regular gym goer.

He is hoisting the heavy weights, watching his biceps intently in the mirror; flexing and checking every angle of his body.  It is a miracle that he even notices me enter the room.

This man is dressed for the balmy weather and for the first time since I have been going here, his legs are exposed in a bright pair of Puma shorts.

It is apparent that the hard work he has invested into his upper body has caused quite an imbalance in his lower half. I fear that if he leaned too far to the right or left, he might topple over like a weeble-wobble. In my humble opinion, his legs could use a little of the same TLC.

In the pit of every man’s stomach lies passion.  Those passions come alive when we invest ourselves in the things that we love. Most people develop and enjoy working on their strengths because of the instant boost it lends to their self-esteem. Admitting weakness is hard for a person that is insecure.

In Prov. 18:2, we are reminded that to a fool, ignorance is bliss because he is avoiding discovering his own ignorance.  When we search for the truth, we will find things we don’t like.  Those discoveries are the very ticket to developing the kind of character that separates us from the crowd.

Are you afraid of reading God’s word because of what you will learn about yourself? It is the very tool that will help you develop all the things you need for a good life.  Reach out for wisdom, you can never go wrong with that.  It is the only thing that will provide your life with the balance and stability it needs.

“Dear Heavenly Father,

I have been the kind of fool that enjoyed my ignorance, until I realized that closing my eyes to the things I did not want to see never really made them go away.

As I read you word, bless me not to become discouraged.  Help me to be inspired.  The Bible is chock-full of examples of human frailties and ignorance that I can learn from!  Thank you for this guide that will be a wonderful map to navigate through my life. 

I need you, Lord.  I am no longer ignorant of my need for you.  Help me to stick with the revelations you reveal about me in my private prayer time.  Help me not to give up when I don’t see the results of my prayers right away. 

Give me the same kind of patience and endurance that I would give my body in the gym.  In Jesus’ precious name, develop my character to reflect the beauty of your dear Son, Amen.”

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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan

 

Published by Julia Shalom Jordan

Julia Shalom Jordan was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Northern Illinois University for two years and is a licensed Esthetician in Illinois. She enjoys writing her daily Christian Devotionals and assisting her husband with his wellness business and personal training. She also travels around the United States for speaking engagements. To contact Julia go to: Facebook and become a friend Connect with Julia on Linkedin. Follow Julia on Twitter @juliashalom. Of course you can always use the Contact Form on this website. For verses, prayers, devotionals, spiritual support and to hear testimonies of other survivors of demonic oppression please Bookmark Shalom Be With You by clicking: Ctrl-D.