Have you ever stopped to think about these words?

Hail the heaven born Prince of Peace.
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings!
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that men no more may die!
Born to raise the sons of earth.
Born to give them second birth.
Hark the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”

Be real with God. #devotionalthought

“And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”

This verse is the answer to Jesus from a Father with a demon possessed child. He realizes that he cannot hide anything from Jesus so he honestly admits in that moment his real attitude. In the face of this terrible circumstance the man was provoked into being authentic for a moment. “I believe. Help me with my unbelief!”

I don’t blame the man for this. I really identify with him at times. But here is my take away. I don’t want to wait until I have no other option to be authentic in my relationship with God. I want to be there regardless of the circumstances I am experiencing.
The other thing is, God knows and sees my heart. If I can’t be authentic with Him, then I can’t be authentic!

“Without faith it is impossible to please God.”

Trial? Read this #devotionalthought

Job 2:10 “But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.”

As difficult as things got, Job never pretended that he wasn’t hurting or always understood what was happening, but he also avoided the other extreme of blaming God for what happened.

Are you going through a tough time right now? Look to God!