More than a Devo

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Dear Mentor,

The endless reading of devotional books has left my spirit cold. Isn’t there more to this life than the well-written, well-worded thoughts of man?

                                          Signed, Searching

Dear Searching,

Yes. As a matter of fact, there is. Devotional literature, Christian music, and listening to sermons all have their place. Each have served a purpose in your life to lead you to God.


Now, it seems that the Father is actually drawing you to Himself. His Presence is your goal, not acquiring more information about Him. You already know far more than you obey, anyway.


Push aside these lesser methods and come before Him naked, stripped of man-made helps. Face Him without the props; laying aside your crutches to simply stand in His Presence.


For in His Presence is fulness of joy (Psalm 16:11).


Heretofore, you have had your “quiet time” out of a sense of oughtness. You periodically overhaul your methods, hoping each new idea will lead you into the peace you so desperately desire. I challenge you to not change what you do. Only change for Whom you do them. The one who loses his own life for His sake is the only one that truly comes up with abundance of life (Mark 8:35).


Bring every thought back to Him (2 Corinthians 10:5). That’s your action. You do not do this for your Bible study group, for your family or for your neighborhood. You do so because He is worth it.


Push aside your grandiose desires of being someone. Accept the value of the One within you, Who is already everything. Therein is your peace.


                                         Grace and peace, Your Mentor

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