Daily Devotion – February 3, 2018

Isaiah 40:21-24

Haven’t you heard? Don’t you understand?   Are you deaf to the words of God—

the words he gave before the world began?   Are you so ignorant?

God sits above the circle of the earth.  The people below seem like grasshoppers to him!

He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them.

He judges the great people of the world and brings them all to nothing.

They hardly get started, barely taking root, when he blows on them and they wither. 

The wind carries them off like chaff.


Devotion by Chris Shiver

In comparison to God we are like nothing.  And before I met Jesus that was how I felt, how else could I relate to an omnipotent, all powerful, universe creating entity.  Just another dust mote among many in the sight of God, if he even bothered to take notice.

What changed all that for me was the love of God revealed to me through Jesus, and Christians who understood that love to be all important.  The meaning of the above verses were changed also – from viewing God as a distant power who might snuff me out on a whim – to a view that without God I really am and have nothing.  I am dependent on God for everything of value in my life, and rather than taking pride in what I think I have accomplished, I must acknowledge what God has given me and made of me through Gods care and strength.


My Prayer:

Jesus, I pray that each day I acknowledge that any power I have to do anything comes solely from you.   Amen.

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