Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (7th May, 2015)

Posted: May 7, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Miracle, Religion, Sacrifice, Words Of Wisdom

May 07, 2017

HONESTY

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Psalm 24:3-5

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Psalm 37:37

You need honesty to save yourself from every kind of sin or problem. If you have a problem and need help, you have to be open about it. The doctor cannot help you unless you open up and tell him your problem. No one can help you if you do not ask for help. Everybody needs help but not everybody wants help. You need to open up and share your problems with honesty. Without the belt of truth and sincerity you can never receive help from God.

There is a story about a Christian brother who always thought the messages preached in church were directed at others. The Pastor would minister under the power of the Holy Ghost, and this Christian brother would sit in the church assuming it was for somebody else. After the service, he would thank the pastor and say, “Pastor, bless you for this message. I believe you really ministered to THEM. You really touched THEIR hearts. It’s a message THEY really needed.”

Then one day, it rained and there was a flood. No one but this brother came to church. As he sat there alone, the Pastor said to himself, “At last this young man will know that the message is for him.” The pastor preached his heart out. Afterwards the brother came up and said, “Pastor, that was a very powerful message. If only THEY had come to church today, THEIR lives would have been touched!”

And that is how it is. We preach the Word, and people always assume it’s for somebody else. We are simply not honest enough to accept that we have a problem.

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