Our Daily Bread devotional – True Trust

May 14, 2008
True Trust

READ: John 9:1-11

Neither this man nor his parents sinned,
but that the works of God should be
revealed in him. —John 9:3

If you didn’t know him, you might think Nick Vujicic has everything going for him. Nick has never had a sore arm. He’s never had knee problems. He’s never smashed his finger in a door, stubbed his toe, or banged his shin against a table leg.

But that’s because Nick doesn’t have a shin. Or a toe. Or a finger. Or a knee. Or an arm. Nick was born with no arms and no legs. Before you begin to feel sorry for Nick, read his words. “God won’t let anything happen to us in our life unless He has a good purpose for it all. I completely gave my life to Christ at the age of 15 after reading John 9. Jesus said that the reason the man was born blind was ‘so that the works of God may be revealed through him.’ . . . I now see that glory revealed as He is using me just the way I am and in ways others can’t be used.” Nick travels the world to spread the gospel and love of Jesus.

Nick says, “If I can trust in God with my circumstances, then you can trust in God with your circumstances. . . . The greatest joy of all is having Jesus Christ in my life and living the godly purpose He has for me.”

Can we say that? Can we look beyond our limitations and have the same trust in God that transformed a man with no arms or legs into a missionary for Jesus?

Dave Branon

Lord, shape my life as only You can,
Guiding each day by Your loving plan;
Take what You need and give what You will;
My life is Yours to use and to fill. —Branon

Trusting God turns problems into opportunities.

Sleep

Sleep is veiled with mystery. I often find myself thinking about it. The effects it has on my body. The effects it has on my mind. And the price that I pay with my body and mind when I don’t get enough of it. Then there are the spiritual questions regarding sleep. Do I receive supernatural contact when I am asleep? Do angels minister to me then? Does God, the Almighty Creator of everything speak to me there?

I need sleep right now. Is it a meeting with deity? Is it an oil change for my cerebral cortex? :yawn:

Goodnight.

Welcome To My Web Log

I am DeepWaterWalker, and this is my web log. I consider myself to be a deep thinker. And the concept of publishing my thoughts on the world-wide web has intrigued me for a very long time. So, here I am. I have yet to decide whether this will be a public blog or a private one. As of now, it will be public. I have no preconceived notions about this process. I come into this a virgin to the blog world.

So, I begin my journey…