2 TIMOTHY 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (NIV)
Have we over ‘spiritualised’ our walk with God?
Last year I went on search for the perfect Bible for my needs, I had a list of specific requirements and after consulting with the experts at Australian Christian Resources I decided on one called ‘The Message Canvas Bible’ designed for journaling and colouring… (Available from ACR).
One of my issues with it was I didn’t like the cover, so I graffitied it with paint pens, when a friend saw it he was shocked that I would ‘deface’ the ‘Holy Bible’. Understanding some of you perhaps agree with my friend but the bibles I have owned in the past have been chewed on by dogs, ripped by children, take a daily beating by throwing in my bags to take wherever I go, and given away to people who needed it. Bibles to me are made to live with not worshiped.
Today’s verse speaks to me about our everyday life, not our church life, not our Sunday life, and definitely not our religious life but our daily real life. The life that is beat up because we live it daily, the life we throw into our bag to take it with us everywhere, and most importantly the life we give away to others.
The Spirit God gave us is to power our every day not to over spiritualise it.
PRAYER: God, Thanks for providing your Spirit to power my real, everyday life. I ask you to remind me that I do carry that Spirit with me wherever I go, through whatever I go through. Amen.
Today's devotion written by Danny Brock, LifeWay Westside