Daily Scripture Reading: Jerimiah 11:5 KJV
Jeremiah 11:5 KJV
(5) That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
Today’s Devotional Is THE SOUL’S AMEN
JEREMIAH was aware of the special flow of Divine energy that was flowing through his soul. He felt the word “from God” and it was like a burning fire that he couldn’t contain. It was necessary for him to let it out, but after he has had time to think about it, he responds to the Divine message with “So be it O Lord!”
The soul’s affirmation. Let us guard against mistake. Sometimes it is difficult to say “Amen” —Yes–to God in triumph and ecstasy. Sometimes, our responses are choked with sobs and filled with uncontrollable emotions. Abraham was likely to have felt this way when he removed himself from Ur of Chaldees, when he waited weary for his son, and when he climbed up the steep of Moriah. These words might be spoken by people who are in constant pain year after year, or by those whose lives are tossed on the sea of anxiety over which billows and turmoil continue to roll. These people will likely protest the possibility of God’s providential dealings being “Amen”, or ask: What good is it to say with your lips a word against the will of the whole body?
Let them remember, then, that the Lord of the garden was content to do His will on the side God. It was sufficient if, in lower parts of the earth to where His human nature had fallen, He could unflinchingly affirm, “Not so I will, mais as Thou wilt.”
Dare to affirm God’s providential acts. Even if your heart and flesh fail to say it, you’ll find that the will does prevail if the heart chooses. And as the days go by, an incident, some turn on the road, or some combination of unforeseen circumstances will flash the conviction in the mind that God’s way is the right, wisest, best. Our Guide assures us that what you don’t know now, you will know later. Trust Him and say “Amen, Lord!”
PRAYER for Today
All things beautiful, good, and true
All things that appeared bad turned out to be good.
All the sweet compulsions that Thy Will can provide
They chased and tried and finally wrought us into Thy form–
We are grateful to Thee Lord.