Daily Devotion God’s Goodness.


“Unless we are experiencing the hurt of facing every deception about ourselves, we have hindered the work of the Word of God in our lives. The Word of God inflicts hurt on us more than sin ever could, because sin dulls our senses. But this question of the Lord intensifies our sensitivities to the point that this hurt produced by Jesus is the most exquisite pain conceivable. It hurts not only on the natural level, but also on the deeper spiritual level.” -Oswald Chambers

Consider for a moment that to feel what the Lord has for us, even if it inflicts pain, would be better than to exist dulled to all real feeling. To be moved past the flesh and touched in the deepest recesses of our being, a place that has been numbed by sin and the world; a place we didn’t even know existed. A place where softness and strength meet. A place where grace and perseverance stand together. A place where justice and forgiveness are reconciled. A place that we long to release and yet keep hidden. A place that only intimacy with the Father of All can reach. And in this place we find, He is perfectly and completely enough and so so much more. His promise to reunite us to Himself (Real and Eternal Life) being brought to fruition.

We don’t have to save the world, God did that already. We need to allow Him to become real in us… even if/when the Truth hurts and the lies seem easier. Listen for Him, wait on Him, live in Him.

Live in me. Make your home in me as I do in you. -John 15:4

“…God said,… This new plan I’m making with Israel isn’t going to be written on paper, isn’t going to be chiseled in stone; This time I’m writing out the plan in them, carving it on the lining of their hearts. I’ll be their God, they’ll be my people. They won’t go to school to learn about me, or buy a book called God in Five Easy Lessons. They’ll all get to know me firsthand, the little and the big, the small and the great. They’ll get to know me by being kindly forgiven, with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean. -Hebrews‬ ‭8 (msg)