Sunday, August 8, 2010

Daily devotional: Trust in the Lord's ways

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10 NIV

Everything that Satan tempts me with is intent to steal and kill and destroy me, my relationship with God, and my relationship with others. Although his ways can sound enticing, I can trust the Lord that it only leads to pain and suffering. Instead, I can put my full faith and trust in Jesus and His ways. Although His ways can at first sound strict and perhaps missing out when in the middle of being tempted, I can trust the Lord that they lead to the fullest, abundant life!

Trust all that the Lord says in the Bible. Follow Him and His ways. Know that I am never missing out by following Jesus but rather have the most abundant possible life as a result!

Lord, thank you for giving me real and abundant life to the full! Thank you for giving us Your Word. Since it is hard enough to do things Your way that prevents unnecessary pain and consequences when I already know it, I can only imagine the tough lessons we would learn if we did not have Your instruction with us! I love you. Please live in me and through me. Help me to love others as You love us!

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