Oct 1 2010

A new day with God

As I awoke this morning, I saw a new day dawning, the beginning of a new day. Each day that you and I see is a new day, a gift of God.

There are questions that often appear in our minds. These questions, though sometimes fleeting, must be asked: “Who am I” and “what am I supposed to be doing?”

The answers to those questions will always, always point to the Lord our God. He is our beginning and our end; He is our Creator and Sustainer; and He is our life.

Maybe you are facing difficulties, pain and fears. The devil would like nothing better than to steal your peace, to reroute your faith, to negate your witness and to destroy your life.

In C. S. Lewis’ fictional classic, The Screwtape Letters, we read the words of the demon, Wormwood, sharing insight with his nephew, Screwtape. (In the following paragraph, “Enemy” = God and “vermin” = people.) …

Of course I know that the Enemy also wants to detach men from themselves, but in a different way. Remember always, that He really likes the little vermin, and sets an absurd value on the distinctness of every one of them. When He talks of their losing their selves, He only means abandoning the clamour of self-will; once they have done that, He really gives them back all their personality, and boasts (I am afraid, sincerely) that when they are wholly His they will be more themselves than ever.

God loves you. Don’t let any enemy, whether the world system, the flesh (including other people), or the demons, convince you otherwise.

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