Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Papa Roy Devotional for the New Year

The following came from a friend.  It was written by his spiritual mentor, whom he refers to as Papa Roy.

A Touch of Encouragement
Today, when it comes to setting up circumstances, no mere game can top God.Look among the nations and watch—be utterly astounded!  For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you. (Habakkak  1:5)

 God’s reminder is to watch what he is doing. He is at work even through the seeming injustice. He is not wasting your time even in the pain. Observe the things going on around you. You will be “utterly amazed.” God is doing some unbelievable things. But you’ll have to look up and look out to see them. (R. Moore)

“Be Amazed!”  Have you ever stopped to think about the smallest things in life? Just think… the trees that we see, the air that we breathe, and the ground that we walk on our something we take for granted. Think about what life would have been like without any of these things that I have just mentioned. Look at the world and be amazed. God put all these things for us. Yes, we (humans) may have built the roads for us to drive on, but who gave us the land? God provides us with a strong foundation for us to live the way live today. It's too bad that we seem to forget that regularly. (M. Lee)

December 12/31/11 click on this Song [Mercy Me-I Can Only Imagine]
“In God we trust”, so, “Just watch!” God seems to be saying.  Watch these things work out! Recommended Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-11, Isaiah 45:1-13,

Papa Roy says the purest mark of spiritual maturity is the confident acceptance and assurance that God is in control in all circumstances of one’s life and everyone else’s life as well. We need not understand the whys and wherefores or even the when’s. We need but trust the one who is in control. It’s a waste of time to try to strive for control over what’s in God’s hands. Isaiah makes that clear for us in 45:9. He says, “Woe to him who strives with his maker! Does the clay say to the one who fashions it, what are you doing?”

God of Wonders

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