A Devotion May Be Someone's Only Bible

"A devotion may be someone's only Bible for the day."

Today's Devotion

The Best Is Yet to Come

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.For years, a friend of mine has said to me, “The best is yet to come.”

Because this friend is also a believer, I have always thought her saying had more to do with heaven than my life here on earth. In that sense, it is true, although it still seems quite far away.

I am not sure my circumstances have changed so dramatically that I have started seeing it my friend’s way, but I am more certain of one thing: I am changing. I am beginning to see some of the fruit of her words here and now.

With every conviction, big and small, my earthly defenses are eroding, allowing me to see more clearly the folly of all the ways I have tried to protect myself, control people and events, and make things work as I think best—as if I could.

As I surrender, I am finding rest for my soul that I have only known in fleeting moments, as well as freedom for which I have fought people and circumstances most of my life.

My realization is not unlike Dorothy’s red slippers. That rest and freedom have always been available to me for as long as I have known the Lord. But I have not always known how to gain access, and, even when I knew how, most of the time I was too busy arguing or wrestling against God’s will to yield and receive the benefits of surrender.

As I submit my will and my way to God’s will and His way, peace and stillness come softly and strongly to my soul, bringing tears to my eyes. At that moment, I can’t help but wonder why letting go was so hard in the first place. I know I haven't let go enough, but this taste of God's goodness is on my tongue and in my soul, and I don't want to forget again.

Each time I experience God’s rest and freedom, I wonder why we fight Him so.

What can you do to experience God’s best?  

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

(For more devotions, visit Christian Devotions.)

Sally O'Connor

Sally Klein O’Connor is a wife, mom to three daughters, singer and songwriter, author, speaker, host of “Love Stories” on HSBN.tv, and co-founder of Improbable People Ministries.




Share This Blog:



Asheville Christian Writers Conference

Join us at the Billy Graham Conference Center February 18, 19 and 20, 2022 for the Asheville Christian Writers Conference at The Cove. If you wish to attend in person, we would love to see you! Currently, we have a limited number of rooms available for on-campus housing. Conference price for virtual attendance is only $135. Enjoy a taste of how a weekend on the mountain with God and His words flowing from your pen can change the world one book, blog post, article, novel at a time.

Learn More




Rise From The Ashes

RISE FROM THE ASHES

Several years ago, Christian Devotions came under cyber attack. Thanks to our readers we were able to rise from the ashes and be stronger than ever. Founded in 2008, Christian Devotions Ministries is a 501C3, non-profit organization striving to bring the light of Christ to others one devotion at a time. Thanks to the generous donations of our readers, this ministry thrives. Because of these gifts, we are able to provide benevolence when needed, spread the Word of God to over 157 countries, and offer new writers an opportunity to have their words published. This ministry is overseen by a board of directors and all who offer their time in service of this work are volunteers. Thank you for your kind support. Donations are tax deductible. This ministry thrives on the prayers of our readers. If you would like to be a prayer warrior for Christian Devotions Ministries, email us at christiandevotionsministries@gmail.com and we will add you to our prayer letter. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. - Psalm 19:14

   

Books from Lighthouse
Publishing of the Carolinas




Subscribe to our mailing list




Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!

Listen to all the episdoes of Christian Devotions Speak UP by clicking the link below. 

 Listen here!



Visit our other ministry sites

ACWC

devokids

speakup

inspireafire

light house publishing




OPEN THE EYES OF YOUR HEART CAMPAIGN

Christian Devotions Ministries is a non-profit 501c3 ministry. Our needs are met solely through the kindness of those who are touched to give. Christian Devotions is overseen by a board of directors who monitor our work and financial spending. Your gift is fully tax deductible. If you would like to give to Christian Devotions Ministries, click the donate button. Thank you in advance for your kindness.