Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
This is adapted from an illustration on Sermon Central:
The late Dr. Ralph Byron was an outstanding Christian surgeon. Early in his medical profession he sought for a way to make life count. Professionally and personally, he wanted to be a man of God. One day in his search for godliness, he came across Ezekiel 22:30:
And I searched for a man among them who should build up the
wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I
should not destroy it; but I found no one.
Dr. Byron pondered this kind of question: "Would God find me standing in the gap?" Here he was a young surgeon with the press of responsibility all around him, and he answered the question honestly, "No, not right now." He concluded that in order for him to be a man of God, he must continually place a priority on prayer. At first, it was very difficult, because his duties were numerous. He decided that the only way for him to have time with God would be to get up very early. He set aside the time of 5:30 a.m., which he called "an unearthly hour." But he did it. It was the best time, in light of his busy schedule. Week after week. The remarkable thing he discovered was that within just two weeks, he began to have a quality of life he had never known before. He saw two men trust Christ. He discovered that a major conflict in their church had been resolved -- dissolved is a better word -- as he committed it faithfully to God in prayer. And so he concluded, "It was apparent to me that I must give prayer top priority, even if it means getting less than six hours of sleep every night."
There is no limit to what can be accomplished by a mere human being who finally comes to the realization that he can do nothing without God, but that God will work through him to accomplish great things.
Be such a person! Delve into God’s word, take it to heart, believe it and follow it!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.