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Daily Devotional

"Do you not know that...you are not your own."

1 Corinthians 6:19

     There's no such thing as a private life, or a place to hide in this world, for a man or woman who is aware of the relationship with Jesus Christ.  God divides our private life into a highway for the world to see Him on one hand and for our intimacy with Him on the other.

     This is God's goal; to have fellowship with you.  Let Him have His way.  If you refuse you will be of no value to His work in the world; in fact you will be a hindrance and a stumbling block.

     First, God grounds us on strong reality and truth.  Why shouldn't we experience pain and suffering?  This leads us to fellowship with His Son.  Most men collapse at the first sign of pain.  We sit down at the door of God's purpose and enter a slow death.  Christian sympathy of others helps us to our deathbed.  But God will not.  He picks us up with those nail-pierced hands and says, "Arise and shine"

     If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart, then why not thank Him for breaking yours?

Bro. Clay