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Daily Devotional
August 22
 
They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
Psalm 125:1
 
Those who trust in the Lord will be as strong and as stable as a mountain. That’s why I need to have devotions tomorrow morning - not to impress my Lord or to earn righteousness, for that’s already secured by the work of the Cross - but to become stable, because if I don’t spend time with the Lord, I can get shaken up real easy.

I’m convinced we become slack in our devotional life because, usually, we don’t have feelings when we have devotions. That is, we don’t feel God’s presence. We don’t feel a “tingle.” But, gang, how we feel is not the issue.

When a horse is shod, nails are driven through a horseshoe into his hoof. The horse doesn’t feel a thing. But when he goes out on the trail, if he encounters broken glass or sharp rocks, he won’t feel their effect because the shoe has been placed on his hoof. That’s what the devotional life does. I might not feel one thing when I’m reading the Word. I might not feel one thing when I’m praying and worshipping. But once I get on the road of life that day, inevitably I encounter broken glass, rocks, and nails - and I feel the difference then if the “hooves” of my heart aren’t shod. I get uptight. I get tense. I say the wrong thing. Inevitably, I pay the price if I don’t take the time with the Lord in the morning. So, next time you have devotions and don’t feel anything, remember the horse - and let the Lord prepare you for what only He knows lies ahead.
 
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.  If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store