Our Daily Bread 12 November 2018 Devotional
Topic: Who’s Driving?
Read: Romans 6:1–14
Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 51–52; Hebrews 9
Scripture: Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
Message: My neighbor Tim has a figurine on his dashboard of a “wild thing” based on Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book Where the Wild Things Are.
Not long ago Tim was following me through traffic and made some abrupt moves to keep up. When we arrived, I asked, “Was that the ‘wild thing’ driving?”
The following Sunday I forgot my sermon notes at home. I “flew” out of the church to retrieve them, passing Tim along the way. When we met later, he joked, “Was that the wild thing driving?” We laughed, but his point hit home—I should have paid attention to the speed limit.
Our Daily Bread 12 November 2018 Devotional – Who’s Driving?
When the Bible describes what it means to live in a relationship with God, it encourages us to “offer every part of [ourselves]” to Him (Romans 6:13). I took Tim’s response to me that day as a gentle reminder from God to yield my “lead foot,” because I am to give all of myself to Him out of love.
The question of “who’s driving?” applies to all of life. Do we let the “wild things” of our old sin nature drive us—like worry, fear, or self-will—or do we yield to God’s loving Spirit and the grace that helps us grow?
Giving in to God is good for us. Scripture says that God’s wisdom takes us down “pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace” (Proverbs 3:17). Better to follow where He leads.
Prayer: Loving Lord, thank You for the grace You give us to obey You, and the peace You give us as we stay near.
Though for the Day: What God requires He also inspires.
Paul dismisses the notion that God’s grace permits us to do whatever we want. In fact, he finds the idea preposterous (Romans 6:2). God’s grace frees us to choose life in Him. That’s why Paul says, “Offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness” (v. 13).
Today, what do I need to offer to God?
Our Daily Bread 12 November 2018 Devotional was written by James Banks
Regina Daniels deactivates her Instagram account
Nollywood actress and wife to billionaire businessman, Regina Daniels has deleted her verified Instagram account. Earlier this morning, the beautiful...
2019 Headies Award – Full List of Winners
2019 Headies Award – Full List of Winners 1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR A non-voting category for the best...
Actress Joselyn Dumas shares her view on character and marriage
Ghanaian television host and actress, Joselyn Dumas has shared her view on character and marriage. It is the conception of...
Zlatan on Banga with KINGP Produced by Tefa Listen and Download
KINGP and Zlatan team up for Banga. After the release of his last single “Shine On”, the Nigerian-American singer Promise...
- Our Daily Bread 21 October 2019 – A Feast of Love October 21, 2019
- Seeds of Destiny 21 October 2019 – The Demands of Marriage – The Woman’s Responsibility October 21, 2019
- Rhapsody of Realities 21 October 2019 – Principles, Relationships and Actions October 20, 2019
- DCLM Daily Manna 21 October 2019 – As It Was In Jesus’ Time October 20, 2019
- Open Heaven 21 October 2019 – Safe In His Hands October 20, 2019