“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised. Amen.” Rom. 1:21-22, 25
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
I read these passages and the verses seem so relevant for today. What could be more futile than watching “fake” reality shows, or competing with our friend’s closets over who has the most expensive shoes? Our hearts are darkened by our own personal wisdom. Most people believe in whatever conforms to THEIR personal level of comfort. This faith requires no effort or restraint. Today is the age of: ME. One cannot escape the stench of it while driving down a busy street, glancing at a commercial, or listening to any song on the radio. They are all chanting to the same beat: It is all about me. It is all about what I want, how I want it, when I want it. We worship ourselves rather than the God who created us. Because it seems like everyone is on this path of self-justification and self-gratification, are you willing to go off the cliff with the rest of the world? I am determined to march to the beat of a different drummer. I will follow the path not many are willing to follow; because I want to go where no man has gone before—as high as God will take me. Are you on board? Pray with me!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I look around me and I see an empty world. I see eyes that look back at mine and could not care less—about me or themselves or their life. I know there has to be more to life than just having the latest phone, or being the prettiest girl in the room. My heart is bleeding to find the meaning in this world of confusion. Help me! I surrender. I give up. I need you, Lord. Show yourself to me in a mighty way. Give me the right path to walk on as this wide path is not getting me anywhere. Light my heart with hope and lead me to read your word when I feel lost again. In Jesus’ precious name, I will not be a fool. Amen.”