Daily Devotion

     
Today's Reading
2 Kings 6:1-7:20Acts 15:36-16:15
Psalm 142:1-7
Proverbs 17:24-25
Today's Command
But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. Mark 13:23
Today's Devotion

When the Lord lowered a basket and told Peter to arise, kill and eat, Peter was in a particular place with God where the Lord was wanting to bring about a change in his constitution. The account in Acts Chapter 10 shows us that Peter was very reluctant to move ahead at the bidding of the Spirit. God was wanting to change Peter in an organic manner. This is so often the case with us, as well. It is a matter of a divine movement within us wherein we need to allow the Holy Spirit to work within us. Sometimes those in leadership lose patience with brothers and sisters who resist the workings of the Spirit or when they do not see a quick work of the Spirit in them. The way of the Holy Spirit, however, is so different. God the Holy Spirit had to perform a work in the life of Peter. There was a movement of God within him, as there is so often within us. It is not something legal; it is not a matter of do?s and don?ts or of must and must not. It has to come from within us, as we would subject ourselves to the Holy Spirit. It is the act of God, the initiative of God, the dawning of a new awareness that ?Something is happening to me because it is happening in me?.