Devotionals for November 2017


#43 Working Hard at the Wrong Things


Hebrews 4:11 ESV Therefore let us strive to enter the rest. Yesterday I wrote this: “Isn’t that a contradiction? Do the work to enter the rest?“  There is a work to do as God’s child. We think the work is doing … Continue reading

#42 Strive to Enter the Rest


Hebrews 4:ll ESV Therefore let us strive to enter the rest. AMP Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter the rest of God, to know and experience it for ourselves. The Greek meaning of … Continue reading

#41 Christ is Able to Keep You


Jude 24 AMPC Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling or slipping or falling, and to present [you] unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory in triumphant joy and exultation [with unspeakable, ecstatic … Continue reading

#40 What Is the Rest of God?


Hebrews 4:9-10 HCSB Therefore, a Sabbath rest remains for God’s people. For the person who has entered His rest has rested from his own works… What is the rest of God? It is Christ’s ability instead of my inability! The … Continue reading

#39 LET Us Fear?


Hebrews 4:1 ESV Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. Let us fear? To miss or fall short of the so-great salvation … Continue reading

#38 The Mysterious LET


From God’s Word and about His ways, ‘let’ is mysterious. A tiny word with unimaginable power of transformation. So…it is a word of crucial importance, to be seen and understood, noted and obeyed. Yet it’s an expression so easily overlooked. … Continue reading

#37 Let God Eliminate


(An excerpt from Martha’s book Adoration, “The Rest of Mary,” pg. 114-115) God’s quiet call is simply to come to Him…and cease striving. You must unburden before you can take up His undistorted burden. By simply coming, to take off … Continue reading

#36 Let and the First Commandment


(An excerpt from Adoration, “A Simple Love,” pg. 132) Mary let herself need Him by naked desperation. She received Him and let Him be her Savior. She let Him wrench her heart with the shock of sin. She let His … Continue reading

#35 Power, Holiness and Character


Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly… Relax and allow the holy power of the word of Christ…to gently take you over! The New Testament is full of the call to let God give and allow … Continue reading

#34 Christ Can Let Be and Let God


John 14:27b Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Though they had Christ’s own peace, the disciples could not receive or believe it. They didn’t yet possess the new creation from the outpouring of the … Continue reading

#33 God’s Perfect Order


Again, Jesus said to the Twelve: John 14:27 AMPC Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. 
Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be … Continue reading

#32 An Impossible Call


John 14:1 NASB “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.” This is the last discourse of Jesus before the Crucifixion. He is preparing the disciples for His suffering and death, but it was impossible … Continue reading

#31 The Father’s Sovereign LET


God appears to let wrongs go unchallenged, and allows lies to remain unhindered. The Father imposes a sovereign LET that no one can touch or change. He entreats us to ‘Let Him have His way’ but He gives no explanation. … Continue reading

#30 The Let of Gethsemane


He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39 HCSB Jesus – in agony of heart, blood pouring from sweat – … Continue reading

#29 Jesus LET Abuse Wrack Him


…let him give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults. Reading Lamentations 3:26, 28-30 ESV Jesus was not exempt from this great ‘Let be and let God.’ He – who could have called … Continue reading

#28 Let Go and Lower Yourself


It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; let him put his mouth in the dust­—there may yet be hope… Lamentations 3:26, … Continue reading

#27 Let God and Receive the Outlandish


(Jesus) said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the … Continue reading

#26 Until We Let Him Rule


Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews… ‘Let My people go, that they may serve Me.’” Exodus 10:3 NASB Israel let their suffering be, until they could bear … Continue reading

#25 When Jesus says, ‘Let Us Go’


…He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. Luke 8:22 NASB When Jesus says ‘let us go,’ our response is to launch out. Start moving. Pull up the anchor. … Continue reading

#24 God Binds and God Lets Go


Jesus said to them, Unbind him, and let him go. John 11:44 NASB God binds and God lets go. The Most High strikes and He heals. When we release our choice to LET God decide and direct, He will move … Continue reading