In more than three decades of my Christian life, I have been blest by 2 types of Daily devos'
(matter not exceeding 500 words) in universal Christian literature. Not only those Devos'
which have a different theme everyday but also the ones which revolve around a certain
theme over a period of time, say a fortnight, have richly edified me. In fact, both
styles have their own inherent advantages. If the former style caters to the varying
spiritual needs of a christian from day-to-day, the latter aims 'to ground'
a child of God in a certain subject in order he derives the full benefits of the
deep insightful study of a certain topic, spread over a fixed span of time.
In my Daily devo page, I have consciously tried to go in for 'a blend of both the
styles' whereby within a constant theme, I would be aiming to focus on different
facets of it which admittedly is a closer imitation of the 'Constant theme' style
than the 'Varying topics' one.
Having dwelt on the topic of Christian journey and the “Conquest of Canaan”
in the previous months, now in the month of March, considering that
we are in the season of Lent, I intend to focus on the subject- “Lent season”.
Once again, let me wish you a happy and an edifying read…
Do the possible
“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you all things and will REMIND you of everything I have said to you." –
Yesterday’s, whilst reflecting on the subject of using scriptures to engage Satan,
we had concluded asking a realistic question. Is it possible to memorize all of 31,102 verses
in the Bible? While it may not be impossible for the gifted, for most of us-ordinary mortals -
it may be beyond our powers to do the same.
However the good news is that we can cling to the promise recorded in the afore-referred scripture
portion. He can be trusted to remind us the right scripture portion, provided we do our part of studying
the scriptures, faithfully. So if with us lies the responsibility of doing our part (I.e.… reading the
Bible as many times, as we can), with God lays the promise of doing His part (bringing to remembrance,
just the right scripture portion at the time, we face temptations). I can vouch for the faithfulness of
my promise-keeping God on this issue basing on my own experience of walking with Him, all these years and
facing innumerable temptations. That’s why one Biblical scholar put it so insightfully “Do the
possible and leave the impossible to Him”. Of course, the only purpose of reading the Bible ought not
to be the one to do with combating the enemy rather the primary motive behind studying the Grand ole
Book ought to be all about enjoying and worshiping its Author!
Father, we praise thee for keeping all your promises, including the promise of bringing to remembrance the appropriate
scripture portion at the right time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.