A Daily Devotional
About finding God today…
James 4:8 Come near to God
and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your
hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to
mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he
will lift you up. (NIV)
Many people never look for God. Many people, because of the way they live their life, are afraid to look for God. Many people are afraid to look for God because they know they have not lived like God wants them to live. When we are leading a sinful life, we must take the spiritual action of washing our hands of our sin. We must purify our heart. We must be of only one mind with a resolute faith in God. When we indeed do these cleansing acts, our sinful laughter is changed to mourning. Our sinful joy is changed to gloom. When we seek God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our might, we find Him. When we find our loving God, we find Christ hanging from His cross dying for each of us. When we find Christ Jesus hanging upon His cross, and we admit our Lord is hanging there, something happens to us. When we admit we were the one who crucified Him…when we seek forgiveness in humility and contrition for crucifying Him…when we accept Him as Savior and Lord of our life, something happens to us. What happens is this…Christ touches us, He transforms us, and He lifts us up into eternal life.
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Care Ministries author and webmaster, Rev. Patrick Kelly, is affiliated through
ministerial ordination with Church of God Ministries, Anderson IN