Daily Devotional for Sunday August 7, 2011
We All Face Major Life-Changing Obstacles Throughout the Course of Our Life
We all face major life-changing obstacles throughout the course of our life. The loss of our job, financial difficulties, the break-up of our marriage or important relationship, a problem with our health, the death of a family member or close friend, or a battle with some sort of addiction are just some of the major life-changing obstacles most everyone deals with over the course of their journey through this life.
HOW WE RESPOND TO THESE LIFE-CHANGING OBSTACLES IS THE CRITICAL ISSUE I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TODAY
These are sentinel moments in a person's life that can shape and determine the balance of your days on this earth. You can either allow the obstacle in your life to keep you from fulfilling your purpose of serving and glorifying God with your life, robbing you of the peace, joy and abundance this life can offer, or you can move forward in HIS strength past that obstacle and live in victory.
THIS IS A CHOICE THAT YOU AND YOU ALONE HAVE TO MAKE!!!
I love you and care about you so much. I want to give you this word of exhortation and encouragement today. No matter what the mountain is that you are facing in your life today, through your faith and God's strength, you can make that mountain disappear!!! If you are a child of God, you have the authority to say to that mountain, "Be gone" and it will BE GONE!
Jesus said that if you have only as much faith as the size of a mustard seed you can cast that mountain into the sea. I tell you, today, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you do not have to let the mountain in your life crush you but through your faith you can cast it into the sea and keep moving forward with your life.
I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will not allow the life-changing obstacles we all face in this life keep you from God's blessings and fulfilling your purpose to serve and glorify Him with your life. God has a perfect plan and purpose for your life.
Why did God allow what has happened in your life? I wish I had those answers but I don't. But I can tell you that God will give us the strength to overcome whatever obstacles life can throw at us and still know His joy and peace in the midst of the storms of life!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller