A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
Journal notes on Our Daily Bread reading for today, Oct 1, 2014
The ritual of daily devotions is vital.
I’ve read about 30 years worth of Our Daily Bread devotional, getting up early, usually before everyone else, and taking that time with God, to read the word, listen, learn and pray, giving my day a God focus.
Depression. Cancer. Financial troubles.
The power of the internet took over?
Did I lose my focus? My first love?
Yesterday, this came up at our gospel community meeting, a gathering of 5 people from our church examining what it takes and means to let the gospel impact your life. I resolved to regain my footing with my devotional habit.
So, here I am this morning, giving this ritual first place again, because I want to meet God in the freshness of the morning and hear his voice to me, through the word and through prayer, knowing that it’s not the ritual itself that was missing, but my need for Christ to be first and foremost, central in my life and that is what is driving the ritual.
My understanding has been broadened and reinforced by two devotionals. This one today from Our Daily Bread and the Sept 30th one from my Daily Journey with Christ, from Charles Price, of Living Truth.
This reading from Living Truth was also on the importance and meaning of ritual in relationship to the knowledge and centrality of Christ, power for serving and living a fruitful life, pleasing to God.
I’m refreshed and thankful!!!
Praise the Lord!