Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
I read an old story about two unmarried sisters who had a terrible fight and stopped speaking to each other. both loved their small home, so neither wanted to move out. They continued to use the same rooms and sleep in the same bedroom. A chalk line divided the sleeping area into two halves, separating doorway and fireplace, so that each could come and go and get her own meals without trespassing on her sister's domain. In the black of night each could hear the breathing of the foe. For years they coexisted in grinding silence. Neither was willing to take the first step to reconciliation.
This is not the way we are to deal with our fellow man! Consider these verses:
Ephesians 4:26 (KJV);
“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath”
Ephesians 4:31 (KJV);
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:”
Hebrews 12:15 (NCV);
“Be careful that no one fails to receive God’s grace and begins to cause trouble among you. A person like that can ruin many of you.”
And besides dealing well with our fellow man, how many people deal with God out of anger? How many act like these sisters, and hear him breathing at night, yet refuse to acknowledge him? How many see him throughout the day, but pretend He does not exist? I so regret all the wasted years in my life when I could see God, hear Him, follow His activity, yet out of stubbornness I refused to deal with him. Don’t be as pig headed as this preacher was; don’t waste another day of your life! Don’t spend another minute living in a world that is filled with his presence, but where you have drawn chalk-lines to keep yourself from interacting with him! Acknowledge Him today! He is waiting to talk to you - -
May God bless each of you with open communication with Him.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.