Posted by: Brian Musser | July 3, 2012

Drexel University Faculty and Staff Christian Fellowship Devotional 1

On Tuesday’s Diana Dukes sends out a email prayer and devotional update to the Drexel University Faculty and Staff Christian Fellowship.  Those emails will be posted here on a weekly basis as well.  if you want to be included on the email list please contact Diana directly at dd35@drexel.edu

Good Morning,  Happy Tuesday,


Today’s Prayer

Lord, I’m reminded today of that old hymn “When We Walk with the Lord.” It says “what You say, we will do, where You send we will go; never fear, only trust and obey.” Help my condition, Lord, that I will not fear, but that will walk with You all the days of my life and have faith to always trust and obey, and leave the outcome to You. In Your name I pray. Amen.


Remaining Vertical With God
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

“When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.” 1 Peter 2:23

Have you ever been wrongfully accused? Oh, the need to defend and justify becomes so great. “What will people think if they believe these things are true?” we reason. Imagine what Jesus thought as they hurled insults and threats upon Him. The God of the universe had visited planet earth only to be slandered and accused of blasphemy.

Jesus could have done two things in response. He could have used His power to put the people in their place. He could have responded “horizontally.” He could have fixed the problem right then. However, He chose to respond in a different way. He chose to “entrust Himself to Him who judges justly.” It requires great faith to entrust ourselves to God in the midst of personal assault. However, if we can do this, we will discover a level of grace and wisdom that will be birthed from this experience that we never thought possible. We will discover a freedom in God we never knew before. Whenever we suffer for righteousness without seeking to protect our reputation and rights, we are placing our total faith in the one who can redeem us. This activates God’s grace in our lives and enables us to experience God’s presence like never before.

Ask God to give you the grace to stay vertical with Him. Avoid the temptation of responding horizontally each time some event comes into your life that you want to “fix.” Entrust yourself to the one who judges justly. It may be a divine appointment for your growth to another level in grace.

 

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Have A Blessed Day!

 

Diana Dukes

Safety Coordinator

Drexel University

 

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