Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » It's my way or the highway!

bible based christian daily devotional

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

It's my way or the highway!

Tuesday, September 5, 2006 (6:20 am)

1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

My wife tells a story about an interesting experience she had as a new believer. She was still single at the time and wasn’t happy with her living situation. She was renting a room from a family in her congregation and wanted to get out and rent her own apartment. The only problem was that she was rebelling against a feeling she had that God wanted her to stay there for a season, to get grounded in the Lord and to be a blessing to this family. Still, she convinced herself that getting her own apartment would be a good thing.

After much searching, she found what she was looking for. Although it needed some work and the rent was rather high, she managed to bargain her way into fixing up the place in lieu of three months rent.

Six weeks went by and all the work was done. New tiling, carpeting, painting, curtains, it looked just fabulous and it was time to move in. As she finished unpacking and putting on all the finishing touches, she sat down and marveled at all her hard work. Yet she still battled this little still small voice saying “This is not My will.”

The next day she went to work. About midday, Rivka received a phone call from her new next door neighbor. “Water is gushing out of your front door,” she said, “You might want to get over here and check it out.” A sick feeling arose from the pit of her stomach as she picked up her things and dashed out the office door.

Sadly, it was true. The whole apartment had been flooded by a random break in the pipes outside of her basement apartment and much of her hard work and some of her belongings were damaged. When the landlords didn’t even want to pay for the clean up, Rivka decided to take them to small claims court for the cost of her labor and damages (not to mention the three months of rent she never received). Without any explanation, the judge ruled in favor of the landlords. Even more ridiculous was that they didn’t even show up that day!

Truly, Riv learned the hard way that the bad feeling she had throughout this whole ordeal was the conviction of the Holy Spirit urging her to be obedient. She would be very careful not ignore that leading again.

Are you trying to get your way with the Lord today? Take this as a warning!

will have His way one way or another. Give Him your heart again today. He has such great things planned — and there’s so much work to be done!

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply




Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
Your email address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Enter security code:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 7/23/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/22/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/21/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/18/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/17/2014
  • Most Popular Posts


  • World News
    Islamic State Destroys 1,800-Year-Old Church
    Iran Calls on Resistance Groups to 'Ink Defense Pact' Against Israel (Video)
    Militia Blamed for Benghazi Attack Moved Next Door to Consulate Before Attack
    Islamic State Campaigns Water War to Drive Out Christians
    Antisemitic Protests Erupt Around the World
    'Intifada' Erupts in Paris Results in Firebombed Jewish-owned Stores, Synagogues (Video)
    Iran Has Another Four Months to Enrich Uranium as Negotiations Extended, Receives Another $2.8 Billion
    Israel News
    Protective Edge Enters its 16th Day, Two IDF Soldiers Killed
    UN Finds Rockets in a School for the Second Time
    Israel Dismantling 'Underground' Gaza
    IDF Soldier Missing in Gaza, Presumed Dead; Soldier Kidnapped Claims Hamas
    US, UN Pressing Hard for Ceasefire in Gaza
    Seven Soldiers Killed; Sudanese Munitions Warehouse Destroyed
    Hamas Enters Israel Through Tunnels, Immediately Neutralized (Video)
    U.S. News
    GAO: Almost All Fake Obamacare Insurance Applications Approved
    CDC Director Warns of 'Post-Antibiotic' Era (Video)
    Delta, US Airways Stop Flights to Israel
    Federal Appeals Court Rules Obamacare Subsidies Illegal
    Texas to Send National Guard Troops to Border
    California: New Handgun Restrictions Signed into Law
    More IRS Emails Lost in Connection to Tea Party Scandal
    Christian News
    Christianity and Non-Hindu Religious Activity Banned
    Islamic State to Christians in Mosul: Convert or Die
    Buddhists Launch Anti-Christian Campaign
    Sudanese Family Drops Suit Against Christian Daughter
    Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 12 Years
    Christian Pastor Arrested in Iran
    Sweden: Midwife Fired for Refusing to Perform Abortions
    Great Reading Material
    Add our Daily Christian Devotion
    You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

    You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
    Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
    Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

    <a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



    Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » It's my way or the highway!