“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Rom. 1: 21-22
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
When you look at the wonder of creation, and how amazing the ecosystem of the world is at sustaining life, it is pretty obvious (just by observing nature alone), that there is an intelligent and creative God behind it. Many people today enjoy the blessings of God and the everyday miracles that he has provided for all of us; and yet we still choose to take them for granted. (The fact that the planets are in perfect rotation to the sun being one of the countless examples)
Not only is there no acknowledgment or thankfulness for these wonderful amazements, many do not even admit there was a mastermind behind it. They try to make excuses for God’s miracles with flimsy data to further their version of the truth. I believe this happens because to many people, admitting there is a God makes them uncomfortable. Why is this?
People who want to promote their “man-made” wisdom in replacement of the acknowledgment of God do not want to answer to anything higher than themselves. Their own ideas have become their “gods”, and they worship the cheap “knock off” version of man-made intelligence (that actually elates themselves as a demi-god to rule their life).
Why is that? Because then they can make the “rules” and fashion them to be what is comfortable to their standards, not God’s. I have been one of those people. I thought my version of god was the best version, because it made me feel better about the choices I was making and the lifestyle I wanted to live.
Then, one day I craved the truth, even if it did not make me feel good or comfortable. I really wanted to know if there was a God. When I found Him, I realized that my life had to change. I slowly came around to the notion that if I were ever achieve my goal of a good life; I needed to change gods. I was tired of being “god” of my own disaster of a “life”. I needed someone who was actually qualified for the job to do it. Do you?
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I feel like most of my life I have been trapped in a hampster wheel. I have been working hard, yet going nowhere. I see now that this is because I thought I knew more than I actually did. I confess of the sin of not acknowledging you as the God of my life. I have never been thankful for the gifts you have given me, because quite frankly, I took the credit for all of them. This was wrong. I darkened my own heart with my foolish justifications. These made me feel better temporarily, but an empty pull in my heart told me deep down, that I was wrong. I am no longer comfortable with lying to myself. I know that my denial has caused me to suffer through many embarrassments, mistakes and lost time and friends. Help me to be a wise person that will not only serve you; but will crave hearing the truth from you as I know that this is the best way for me to actually learn from my past and not repeat it. In Jesus’ precious name, I give you the glory for all my success and ask that you bless my life with the wisdom to achieve all that you want for me, Amen.”
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