"Satan’s use of smoke and mirrors splits us off from the reality of our connectedness to Jesus, leading us to think and choose as though we’re actually disconnected from Christ -- and each other."
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (NIV)
Give to the Earthquake Relief Efforts in Japan
The enemy’s great lie is that we must remain separate from the Father. Satan may use a false form of guilt to trick us into thinking we’re unworthy to be God’s child, or he may convince us that we have to act independent of God.
His use of smoke and mirrors splits us off from the reality of our connectedness to Jesus, leading us to think and choose as though we actually are disconnected from Christ -- and from each other.
Jesus is able to set us free from the lies of the enemy, but this means we must believe God’s Word, Jesus, the Truth himself. We must remember always that the Truth is a person, and so our relationship to the truth is just that—a relationship with God’s own Truth, the only begotten Son, the author and perfector of our faith.
Pray -- “Jesus, I accept that the truth is not based on my ability to understand your plans or all of who you are; the truth is not dependent on my thoughts and opinions. What you say is the truth; what you think is the truth; what you do is the truth.
You are the Truth and you are calling me to live connected to the truth and to think and act according to that relationship. Help me to trust you, the Truth, and to abandon any lies that keep me independent of you, so I can follow you into this Decade of Destiny. All glory and praise to you, forever and ever, amen.”
This devotional is by Jon Walker, editor of the Daily Hope Devotionals and author of Costly Grace. Rick Warren says Costly Grace “may be one of the most important books published during this time of economic uncertainty and world turmoil.”
Saddleback Resources: New Website
Saddleback Resources has a new website designed to serve you as you follow Jesus toward your destiny. Go to http://www.saddlebackresources.com/default.aspx.