Daily Devotional for Tuesday July 19, 2016
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I have strayed from you and want to come home. I have allowed the daily life in this world to lead me astray, to allow me to drift from you, and I miss you dear Lord! Today, I recommit my heart and life to you and to serve you. Use me for your glory Lord. Make my life count for your Kingdom. Above all, bring to me your PEACE and JOY! Give me the joy of my salvation again as I walk close to you each moment of each day. In Jesus name I pray...AMEN!
For many, one of the greatest challenges of this life is finding contentment. For those who have bought into the world system, contentment is impossible!!! The world system teaches that happiness comes with being successful, being on top. The fallacy of that philosophy is that you are NEVER successful and NEVER on top. There is always someone more successful; there is always another rung on the ladder to climb no matter how high you may get. Chasing the things of this world, finding contentment in the things of this world is impossible, because there is always more and always someone ahead of you.
So many reading this devotional today are unhappy, bitter, and in many cases without any joy or peace in your life, because you are trying to find contentment in something that will never offer it to you. It will entice you and make you feel like you are almost there, but then the unquenchable thirst begins and you have to keep chasing, chasing, chasing until you get to a point you don't even know what you are chasing any longer.
My friend, there is only one avenue to finding true contentment. That is in your daily relationship with Christ. You see, the short gratification this world can offer you leaves you only wanting more. Your relationship with Jesus give you all you need and then some. This is a very difficult and involved issue, because it is going to require a total re-prioritization of your life. That will take commitment. That will involve a conscious effort on your part to find contentment in something other than what you have been programmed to for most of your life.
It won't be easy, and my main job today is to be a messenger and inform you that there is true contentment in this life if you are willing to get it. My prayer is that if this is speaking to your heart today, you will make that difficult decision to find the contentment only found in your daily relationship with the Lord.
I love you and care about you, and know many are struggling with this issue today. Open your hearts and let God speak to you today. It is not an accident that you are reading these words. I am praying for you and will stand with you and help any way that I can. Today is the day of decision, so why put it off? Make the choice today and find the true contentment this life can offer. Not in the things of this world, but in your daily relationship with Jesus Christ!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,