Walking in Necessary Devotion
Genesis 18: 1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1: 15-23; Luke 10: 38-42
Our reading today in Genesis 18 is the episode when Sarah laughed to herself upon hearing from one of the three visitors that she would have a son the following year (v.10). In her own understanding she knew that she was past the age of childbearing that and Abraham was very old, too. When faced with situations which seem impossible to happen, we may sometimes react just as Sarah did. As we reflect, is there anything too extraordinary or too difficult for the Lord? The Lord promises to do something extra-ordinary and by means of this question reminds us to trust Him completely.
As women, our long hair is our glory, given for us a covering (1 Cor 11:15). I remember the time when my long black hair vanished. After about five years of being bald, doubt started to fill my heart and I accepted that there was no more hope that my hair would grow. For that God rebuked me, for there is nothing that He cannot do for those who believe and have faith in Him. As I continued trusting the Lord, He used sisters in the church to remind me to claim the restoration of my hair. By faith, I proclaimed and laid hands on my head day and night for my healthy black hair to be restored in Jesus Name. After years of prayer, by His grace, my long black healthy hair was restored. Indeed, with God nothing is impossible when we trust Him.
Colossians 1:18 tells us today that Christ has the supremacy in everything. Acknowledging the Supremacy of the Son of God, Creator of heaven and earth, Who holds together all things, may our hearts be open to let God rule over our lives, putting Him first in everything that we do as our devotion to Him.
As we start a new brand week, we may already have a long to-do list: commitments, never-ending meetings, assignments, and rehearsals, all busily running through our heads. Knowing God is in control of everything, may our daily devotion put Him first as we start the day and be in His presence, trusting Him that He will guide and help us enjoy fellowship with Him. May we plan a few minutes daily to meet God as we face the day listening to Him through His Word, worshipping, and praising Him in hymns as our daily devotion to Him. Be just like Mary, who chose to sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what Jesus said rather than being distracted by all the preparations that had to be made (Luke 10:39-40),for that will bring the response from Jesus, “Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42)