“Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?” Ecc. 7:16
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
This verse makes me chuckle. It reminds me of the day when I was complaining to my husband about my lack of results at the gym. Although I have been working out religiously since the age of eleven, my lack of passion led to poor results. Because technically, I have been in the gym for years, I thought I knew it all. It was easier to blame my poor results on a sluggish metabolism. When I sat down with my (personal trainer) husband, he illuminated all the things I was doing wrong and the reason for my plateau.
The real issue was, I was not taking the time to educate myself in what I claimed was important to me. I had gotten lazy in my search for new exercises. Many people think they “know it all” when it comes to God. They go to church, know the right prayers, sing the proper songs and even spout “bible terminology” as if they went to theology school. But, the proof is always in the results. Are you seeing results? Is God really changing your life? Or, do you go to church with the mind-set that you know all there is to know? It is a humbling thing to admit that you need help, but on the other side of that admission, comes a wonderful gift: Actual HELP. You cannot get assistance if you don’t admit you need it!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Ok. It is time for me to get serious about how little I know about serving you correctly. I lay down my pride right now. I cannot experience the deep relationship and powerful walk I want with you if I continue to pretend that I am fine in my ignorance. There are many things that I desire to know about you, but have not taken the time to investigate further. This laziness and thinking that I know enough is not good for my growth as a person—especially one that wants to grow in every area of my life. I know the growth that I receive from the wisdom of God will affect every area of my life. I need you, Lord. I don’t know enough and I am not satisfied with my ignorance anymore. In Jesus’ precious name, bless me in my search to know you deeper and draw me into a relationship with you that gets more passionate as time goes on. Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan