THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

God is very providential.
Seven years ago, the LGBT convention was being held in New Orleans when hurricane Katrina came.
Once again, the LGBT convention is being held in New Orleans, and hurricane Isaac has landed there.
____________________________________________________
________
SCRIPTURE__________________________________

Isa 44:22
"I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins:
return unto me; for I have redeemed thee."
KJV
____________________________________________________
_______
THOUGHT____________________________________

I was born in the Smoky Mountains of Lenoir, NC.
When we are there visiting, I always remember why they call them the Smoky Mountains.
Clouds generally cover the area, and the sun is blanketed for a large part of the day.

Our sins are as a black cloud which block the Light of God in our lives.
They threaten us with rain, storm and deluge, and they cause us to sit in "the shadow of death."

When a sinner comes to the cross and yields his soul to Christ as Lord, then the "cloud" of sin is "blotted out!"
Transgressions are removed by God's great love, and the sinner openly stands in the "Light" of Christ.

Then why does God say, "return unto me?"
Because God is very providential!
We are sinners still!
We are constantly "clouding up" our own atmosphere and straining our relationship with God.

That is why God says, "return unto me."
Daily we should go to God in repentance for sin, and ask Him yet to blot out the clouds.
God does not want His justified children to live in the shadows of darkness.
His desire is that we live in the LIGHT of Christ.

Oh, Lord forgive me this day my transgressions!
Blot out the clouds of my sin, and let me live in Your LIGHT!

Love ya!
Bruce