Monday, April 20, 2009
Devotional from Anne Graham Lotz
I have been putting Anne Graham Lotz (Billy Graham's daughter) a lot on my blog lately. They have spoken to my heart lately and thought you might take to heart today's devotional as I did. I thought the point was so simple and so profound. Enjoy!
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9, NIV
One of the pictures in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is of a man bending double from his waist, sorting through a can of garbage, carefully extracting the little bits of tinsel he finds there. Behind him is standing an angel who is offering him a solid gold crown studded with precious jewels, but the man is so engrossed in the garbage he never notices the angel.
When we get to heaven, will you and I be ashamed of our preoccupation with "garbage" in this life-garbage that prevented us from dying to our desire for it, turning around, leaving it all behind, and reaching out for what God wanted to give us? Why is it that we seem to cling so tightly to what we want, and in the process lose what God wants us to have? God wants us to have power and blessing and glory. But you don't obtain it by adding Jesus to your life-He has to be your life!
Anne Graham Lotz
AnGeL Ministries Website
*We have read 'Pilgrims Progress' AND 'Little Pilgrims Progress' to our kids at our family reading time in the evenings and I STRONLY recommend it to everyone! It can be found in book and bible stores or on amazon.com