The single-minded devotion that we are to have to the Lord and His cause is not developed overnight. In fact, it is something we are ever striving toward and yet will not reach perfectly in this life. Nevertheless, that we seek to put Him first shows that we have hearts that have been made to love Him, and so we should be encouraged every time we overcome idolatry (or any sin, for that matter). Let us be confident that He empowers us to commit ourselves to Him more each day.I love this, especially the "ever striving" part. Living in the "now and not yet" is living a life of daily sanctification. I love my life, and I love the striving - maybe it's why I've always struggled to be content. And yet being content is part of our sanctification and certainly worth striving for. Sigh.
Friday, November 13, 2009
From our morning devotional in Tabletalk: