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Staff Meeting Devotion Oct. 8, 2013

Categories: Devotional Thoughts

“He Rules”

Daniel 4:10-17, 22, 25-27

“…when you acknowledge that heaven rules…” That’s the part that caught my attention. Leading up to hearing that, some circumstances had caused frustration and strife at home, and I was wishing that others would get their acts together. These were ongoing circumstances that I just couldn’t fix no matter how much I knew I was right.

Really, though, God clearly showed me that I haven’t been letting heaven rule in those things. I’ve been ruling. I’ve been striving for my perfect way. But it came at the expense of my family, and I was failing to see my own wrong, failing to see those circumstances through God’s lens.

At the same times as I’ve been processing what it looks like to let heaven rule in my life, to put on humility instead of pride, God has been flooding me with Scripture to remind me that he rules in spite of me and that I am dependent on him for my every breath. My pride and perfectionism aren’t enough to prevent God from loving me. I love the song chorus, “Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me.”

Here are a few verses I’ve been using to refocus my mind and heart on my security in God’s love and my freedom from sin because of Jesus:

Lamentations 3:22

Isaiah 41:13

Psalm 130:3-4, 7

Ephesians 3:17-18

Daniel 2:20