“That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear. In holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins.” Luke 1:74-77
Today’s daily devotional
My heart beats like the awkward drummer in my high school band. Taking one laborious step at a time, I find my way to the front of the crowded room.
From the stage, I see a sea of faces staring back at me, waiting to hear what nuggets of wisdom I can bestow on them.
I have no wisdom of my own, only the wisdom reaped from my painful experience. I am not a slick public speaker, a spiritual guru or a person claiming to know it all. I am just a girl with a story to tell.
The nuggets of wisdom will only come if these people actually learn from my mistakes.
As my feeble confidence anchors on the comfort of Luke 1:74-77; I let the truth of it carry me through. I open my heart and share about how God delivered me out of a very dark place.
Many people have gotten rid of addictions, bad habits and all sorts of bad circumstances without giving any credit to God. They claim because they had the will and the power to do it, they are the true champions.
But, lets pause for a moment to consider this reality: Has any man actually created himself? How could we possibly claim to not need God?
I most certainly do and will never be ashamed to admit that.
In my life, I have seen a total transformation of not only my life and habits, but on my actual heart as well. I am no longer the same person. Quite frankly, that was just the “fix” I was looking for.
I never could have fixed myself. I attempted and failed to do just that for many years. God deserves all the credit for the good changes happening in my life right now.
Are you ready for a real change? Are you ready for an impact that goes deeper than the surface and cuts straight to the heart?
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I am ready! I need a new beginning, and for so long I have told myself that it is too late for me to change, as I have tried and failed so many times in the past.
If I want a change that will impact me for eternity, I must turn to the God who created me for it.
Lord, what did you create me for? What am I doing that is frustrating me and steering me off the right path?
Help me not to feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of being a child of yours.
Help me to remember that the power of you lives on the inside of me. And that if God is for me, who can be against me? I know the world does not seem to have any interest in righteous behavior, but that does not matter. Only what you think matters.
Let this truth sink deep into my soul, spirit and mind as I choose right now to do the right thing, no matter what the cost. Lord, I know that you will let me know deep in my heart if I go against your will. I trust that you will lead me to do the right thing, and empower me to follow through to the end. I am over “myself”. I am ready for a real change. In Jesus’ precious name, change me, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s daily devotional on: Luke 1:74-77
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan