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Day 227 - Do You Think I Can Wait and Get to the Lord Later?

Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023


Have you ever said I can wait and get to the Lord later?


There is no one and done to gain the joy of life with the Lord. In his mercy, he gives us a lifetime to repent and come to him by accepting Jesus. You might say, I can wait there will be time later. Even if there is time, though you never know if there is, what is your sacrifice if you wait? Yes, your sacrifice. You might think I can wait and get to the Lord later. I really want to do something now, and I see no issue doing that for as long as I want to, and then I will confess...


But what are you sacrificing by taking this course? By continuing to live with your sin willfully?


The most straightforward answer is you are sacrificing yourself. The potential you could achieve with the Lord guiding you. Perhaps your mental well-being. Do you feel shame or guilt? Each of these tears at you, ripping your peace and joy away from you, one pain-filled thought at a time. You are potentially sacrificing your health and time with people you care for. You are sacrificing time in service to the Lord that is joy-filled and most likely far happier experiences than you would expect.


You sacrifice a loving relationship with the Holy Spirit, although she is waiting, ready to hear you repent and accept the salvation of Jesus. Without being willing to accept and hear the Holy Spirit, you miss fruitful decisions and journeys that make your life worth living. The Holy Spirit is lovingly, wisely, and generously waiting to give you confidence and joy through a relationship with the Father at the deepest, most profound level that a human can experience. I proclaim Jesus Christ as my savior and have before, but I am always on the border of weakness. Why, is that so, Lord? Why can't we be as steadfast as you are? I know we are human, and frailty is inherent in us.


Prayer:

Dear Father God, I am willful. Even as a believer, I sometimes put myself before you. It isn't right, but I would not be truthful if I didn't admit it happened. If I haven't already apologized, please forgive me.


I want to journey through life with the Holy Spirit acting as one. One who is constantly putting thoughts of you first. With that, my chances for failure are significantly lessened. At the very least, I see that I come to my senses more quickly. Holy Spirit, please rescue me from evil and his grasp. Please save me from being lost to you and wandering until I return to you. Being lost is so lonely and hard. You can save me, and I ask you to do so each time I begin to slip away. Thank you for loving me and offering me the ability to choose. My choice is you. Thank you for loving me so completely. Amen.

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