This book is given by the Wans as my 21st birthday present. I think it is a good book – not to heavy or light in terms of materials inside. I use it as my daily QT instead of the 365 bible. Find that the latter one is quite ermm.. hard for me to catch up or set time aside for. Although that will make one covers the bible once in a year, i find that (for me lah) it is not very productive. End up i will just glance through the Old Testament and read only Psalms, Proverbs and the New Testament.
Furthermore, now that i am doing the BSP, i think i can rely on that to cover the Bible intensively. 3 years to complete the whole Bible… and i am 1/3 way through! 🙂
Anyway, just want to share today’s devotion!
“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness–trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91:!4-15
The author of the book says that, many people never get to experience God’s mighty delivering power. These people do not walk with Him day by day, but only called on Him when danger strikes. He says that God responds to faith, and not needs.
Faith towards God increases when one gets to know Him more. Just like how well we know a door knob works. We know that when we turn it, the door will definitely open. That is faith in the door knob you know! So walking daily with God, spending time in His word, talking to Him about every other thing and listening to what He has to say, and going through experiences involving Him gives us chances to know Him more and more.
I think it is not that God do not deliver people in the end out of their situations. But rather, if we know God well, when things happen, we will not be shaken and start to anxiously pray and question God when things do not happen. Rather, we will have the peace that we can get from Him when we know that things are in His hands and control.
I have a problem – that is talking to Him daily. Not sure if my thoughts are counted, but sometimes i find it difficult to talk to him (verbally esp) about matters i thought i should just share it out to Him unless out of desperate desperation.
I wonder if that has to do with my r/s with my father on earth. I do not talk to him about many things, like my studies, my health, my day etc. I hope i won’t continue this way towards Daddy in heaven. I must make an effort to talk to Him – not that He is somebody that i want to avoid (anyway cant avoid Him one. He is all around. :P) … He knows all things, just that he delights in the fellowship between us and Him.
So… yup let’s all talk to Daddy ok! 🙂