"I loved this devotional from Oswald Chamber’s classic My Utmost for His Highest and wanted to share it with all of you." -Kristi Stephens
A person who has not been born again by the Spirit of God will tell you that the teachings of Jesus are simple. But when he is baptized by the Holy Spirit, he finds that “clouds and darkness surround Him…” (Psalm 97:2). When we come into close contact with the teachings of Jesus Christ we have our first realization of this. The only possible way to have full understanding of the teachings of Jesus is through the light of the Spirit of God shining inside us. If we have never had the experience of taking our casual, religious shoes off our casual, religious feet – getting rid of all the excessive informality with which we approach God – it is questionable whether we have ever stood in His presence. The people who are flippant and disrespectful in their approach to God are those who have never been introduced to Jesus Christ. Only after the amazing delight and liberty of realizing what Jesus Christ does, comes the impenetrable “darkness” of realizing who He is.
O, Lord Jesus – please throw our casual, religious shoes far from us… may we stand barefoot in the holy ground of your presence. May we be laid low.
Source: Kristi Stephens Blog Casual, Religious Shoes
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God's Great Blessings,
"Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." -Romans 15:4