I am not a 365-daily devotional enthusiast. They always seem to cut short right when it begins to get good, obviously because of the limited one page space. I’m an avid reader so I like long meaty, indepth topics.
However, there is one devotional worth mentioning. I discovered it two-and-a-half years ago, called Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman. I ordered it on a whim and haven’t put it down since. If you want encouragement for your daily life, get this devotional. I find myself reading more than the allotted day.
One of my favorites is December 1. You can see a portion of it below:
A prominent believer once told of his mother, who was a very anxious and troubled Christian. He would often talk with her for hours, trying to convince her of the sinfulness of worrying, but to no avail…Then one morning his mother came to breakfast with a smile adorning her face. He asked her what had happened, and she began describing a dream she had in the night. In her dream, she was walking along a highway with a large crowd of people, all of whom seemed very tired and burdened. The people were all carrying little black bundles, and she noticed that more bundles were dropped, the people stooped down to pick them up and carry them. Like everyone else in her dream, she also carried her needless load, being weighted down with the Devil’s bundles. After a while, she looked up and saw a Man whose face was loving and bright as He moved through the crowd, comforting the people. Finally, He came to her, and she realized it was her Savior…He smiled sadly and said, “My dear child, these bundles you carry are not from me, and you have no need of them. They are the Devil’s burdens, and they are wearing out your life. You need to drop them and simply refuse to touch them with even one of your fingers. Then you will find your path easy, and you will feel as if ‘I carried you on eagles’ wings’ (Ex. 19:4).”
Does this describe you? I know it has me. This is a wonderful reminder that if we are weighted (stressed, worrying, fretting, anxious) about anything in our lives, we have picked up a bundle that we were never meant to carry.
Lord, forgive us for not resting in Your strength. For it’s only when we let go that we will find rest, in You.
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