Thursday, September 2, 2010

Daily devotional: God is in control

Scripture
All the trees of the field will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. "'I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.'"
Ezekiel 17:24 NIV

Observation
People may think they are in control of their destiny, but it is God who raises up and cuts down nations and peoples. He brings low the proud and haughty, and raises up the humble and those on whom He looks with favor. The Lord is not sitting back and just observing the world and its times. He is involved in what happens on the earth.

Application
Be humble and seek the Lord. Acknowledge Him and His sovereignty.

Prayer
Lord, You are holy and awesome and worthy of all praise! You alone are in control of man's destiny. You reward those who earnestly seek You and punish those who rely on their own strength. I praise You and seek You and rejoice that You are in control of my life. I turn over my desires and passions and ask that You fill me today and always with Your desires and passions. May what pains You pain me, what excites You excite me. Move me to action and compassion. May Your love extend through me to everyone. May You be praised! I love you!

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