The Spiritual Realm

By   •   December 20   •   Topics: ,

It is strange that the world accepts enthusiasm in every realm but the spiritual. The world appreciates and understands emotion and enthusiasm, until it becomes a religious fervor—then immediately it is suspect. When you bring a grand and glorious abandon to your dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ, you are thought by many of your neighbors to be mad, to have “gone too far” in religion.

The whole history of missionary enterprise is filled with names like William Carey, Hudson Taylor, John Paton, David Livingstone, and others, who were thought by their generations to be mad. Their dedication was beyond the understanding of those who loved the smugness and the ease of contemporary life . . . And yet, in the last analysis, who are the mad ones? Are they not the complacent, self-centered, and smug who are so selfish that they tire of their own smugness, tire of their pleasures, and even tire of themselves?

Be encouraged to be bold for Christ as you read this timeless message.

Prayer for the day

Let me rededicate my life to You, with complete abandonment, Lord Jesus.

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  1. Katja says:

    Wonderful! Just what I needed. Please, pray for me. I am surrounded by sharks and I need outside intervention. I got this message here in Finland today by God’s grace. Pray, that I will have my loved ones home at Christmas. It felt so good that somebody understands my situation. In any language, nearly all translations:
    John 3:20-21 (ICB): Everyone who does evil hates the light. He will not come to the light because it will show all the evil things he has done. 21 But he who follows the true way comes to the light. Then the light will show that the things he has done were done through God.

  2. Gerry says:

    Believers ought never be ashamed of their Christian beliefs. It is an honour to be a member of the family of God. At the same time when you witness to others, pray first for the Holy Spirit to guide you with the best approach. Every person is unique and we want to make the best of each opportunity.

  3. Rose Hembree says:

    Thank you for this opportunity to thank you for the emails I receive with this daily devotion. May God bless your ministry.

  4. Gerry says:

    Your religious expression should hopefully attract others to the Lord. To attempt to win lost souls , should be our ultimate hope and goal . Religious fanaticism can do the opposite. Prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit for guidance with every opportunity

  5. Joyce paul says:

    An intimate walk with God lift our eyes from today’s trials n into Eternity’s triumphs. Merry Christmas!

  6. Melanie Lynch says:

    Thank you for your time.

  7. Ahabwe Emily says:

    thank you so much for that word of God.

  8. James Roberts says:

    It is interesting that this very topic of the spiritual realm and it’s importance for our lives has been much on my mind these days, especially where it deals with the chaplaincy of our military. I deal with operational and personnel budgets every day and I am astounded at the lack of financial resourse we, the United States, put toward the spiritual welfare of our active duty troops and our Veterans who have served and are in our health care facilties. As a percentage of our budget, the spiritual is given a fraction, yet I believe it to be the most important. Thank you for your confirmation of God’s leading and spirit on this important subject.

  9. yonas yemane says:

    may the Unseen be with me u and the people around Him