Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (13th February, 2016)

Posted: February 13, 2016 in Bible, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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February 13, 2016

CONFUSION

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Daniel 9:7-8

When He looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd.

Matthew 9:36 (Message Bible)

 

As you go higher in the ministry , confusion will become one of your dreaded enemies. During times of confusion, you will ask the question, “Is this right or is this wrong?” When you are affected by the spirit of confusion, you will grapple with what I call “grey areas”. You will wrestle with issues which are not clearly spelt out in the Bible. You will be uncertain of yourself and need great faith to proceed. You will become like the patriarchs of old who had no Bibles guiding them but had to walk by the faith of what they believed God had told them.

Indeed, at such times of confusion, a shepherd’s direction would be the most calming and reassuring thing you could have. You will only understand what I am talking about when you get to that stage.

Your confusion is perpetuated by your separation from your shepherd. Because Israel had sinned, they were perpetually separated from the Lord and this created even more confusion for them. Daniel said, “…to us belong confusion of faces because we have sinned” (Daniel 9:8).

Draw close to the Lord and draw close to your shepherd. It will deliver you from the spirit of confusion in your ministry . One day , your shepherd will give you a glimpse of how he overcame the very problem that you have today . You will be encouraged by the fact that your shepherd had the same problem that you now have. You will receive light and wisdom on how to overcome today

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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