"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: April 16

"The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs" ~ Psalm 114:3-4
When Christ dwells in us, His chosen ones, ("Judah was his sanctuary," v. 2), we have within us all the power we need to overcome any obstacle. Power resolutely to turn attention toward Canaan and not to look back longingly toward Egypt.

I [Eugenia Price, the author] cannot remind myself too often that "what gets our attention gets us." And we dont need any outside power to choose to look at the things of our old life. We were all born with this power. But when we choose to leave "Egypt" behind and go on with God, we need His power every minute to look to Him. This is a joyful thing instead of a desperate thing. It keeps us constantly dependent upon Him and this increases our union with Him and therefore our joy and our strength. When we partake of the life of God within us, it shows too. Others around us see it. The very things which draw us away from God "see" it. The obstacles "see" it. The sorrows. The heartbreaks. The fleshly desires. And they are "driven back."

"The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back." Even that ocean of trouble out there in front of you will flee, if you begin right now to partake of the life of God within you. Every "Jordan" will be driven back by the same hands into which the nails were driven for your sake. For my sake.a That "mountain" of fear will skip away. The nagging "little hills" of annoyance will trot off like lambs! Think back to when you tried it on all those other painful occasions. He has never vailed any one of us yet. He is still living within you now. Act on it. And watch the sea and the Jordan and the mountains and the hills.

"I will go (on) in the strength of the Lord God."

* It is advised to re-read Psalm 114

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