Saturday, March 23, 2019

Devotional Journaling #12

I am reading two devotionals this year. One is Living Hope for the End of Days: 365 Days of Devotions from the Book of the Revelation by John Samuel Barnett. The other is Joni Eareckson Tada's Diamonds in the Dust. 

To tell you the truth, I am getting tired of both of these devotionals. Living Hope for the End of Days is pure fluff about 98% of the time. Diamonds in the Dust has more substance compared to Living Hope for the End of Days. It does. At least it seems more biblically sound. But it's not very hearty either. I'm contemplating stopping both of these. 

The theme of the week for Living Hope for the End of Days was "See the Risen Christ at Work." The question essentially being WHAT IS JESUS DOING NOW? And their answer was he's doing now what he was doing when he was on earth. He is compassionate, omniscient, a priest, omnipotent, omnipresent, majestic, a helper. The things I ended up highlighting this week were things I found iffy at best. But I don't feel like an argumentative rant today.

Diamonds in the Dust.

  • When people find out that you are a Christian, they should already have an idea of who you are and what you are like simply because you bear such a precious name. (March 17)
  • Growth in a Christian doesn't just happen; we grow only when we exercise faith. (March 18)
  • Growing strong in Christ is like lifting very heavy barbells. The trouble is that no one likes to life them. (March 19)

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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