Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (23rd July, 2015)

Posted: July 23, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Career, Christianity, Devotional, Education, Health, Inspirational, Leadership, Miscellaneous, Motivational, Quiet Time, Religion, Training, Words Of Wisdom

July 23, 2015

ADAPTING

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Psalm 137

How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land?

Psalm 137:4

The children of Israel hung their harps upon the willows when they encountered their new circumstances. They packed up their instruments of praise because they had been carried away as captives.

Christians who find it difficult to adapt to their new circumstances often backslide in their walk with God. They cannot adapt themselves to their new roles as wives, husbands, mothers, fathers and so on. They are simply unable to adapt themselves to their new jobs, new husbands, new wives, new babies and so on.

Sometimes when a Christian relocates to another city, he changes from being a strong and vibrant Christian to being cold and indifferent. He cannot adapt to his new environment.

Why should you turn your back on God because of your new circumstances? Rise up in the name of Jesus! You wanted so much to have a wife, a husband and a job. Now you have it, so adapt quickly to your new circumstances, and do not backslide.

“The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation” (Psalm 118:14). Notice the relation between “my strength”, “my song” and “my salvation”. You cannot separate your song from your strength. Neither can you separate your strength from your salvation. They go together. You need to sing the Lord’s song in whatever you do and wherever you find yourself. Dear friend, even if you are married to an unbeliever, don’t give up your walk with the Lord.

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