Friday, July 10, 2020

Devotional 7/10/20   
 “The Obedient Heart Is a Joyful Heart”
by Dona Hake

Yesterday we looked at the scripture from Proverbs chapter three. We meditated upon the danger that comes to our hearts when we think we know at all. We must be mindful that pride comes before a fall, and the devil will craftily take opportunity to use this to keep us from doing the Lord’s will. Let us look at that scripture again…
”Don’t think for a moment that you know it all, for wisdom comes when you adore him with undivided devotion and avoid everything that’s wrong. “
The secret to the blessed, abundant life is to adore him with a devotion that is never distracted by this world. Again, the transformed heart will avoid anything and everything that is wrong. Because of the work of the Holy Spirit in our life we can trust that He will lead us in right paths that echo His Name. As we remain humble before Him we will hear His voice of correction and instruction to keep us going forward in the transformed life.
Let us look at the following verse that tells us the wonderful blessing of the obedient life that seeks to live totally for Him.
…”Then you will find the healing refreshment your body and spirit long for. Glorify God with all your wealth, honoring him with your very best, with every increase that comes to you. Then every dimension of your life will overflow with blessings from an uncontainable source of inner joy!”
Proverbs 3:7-10. The Passion Translation
Oh the beauty of knowing that our Lord desires that we live this life overflowing with a joy that is uncontainable!  Today let us look for those that need hope and joy, and let us be used by Him!