Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 10-23-18

October 23, 2018

Hebrews 6:13-20 New Living Translation (NLT)

When I was a young girl, we had a tetherball pole game in our yard and friends would come to the house to play. Three things made up the game: A tall pole secured in the ground, a rope, and a ball. The ball was connected to the rope and the rope was connected to the top of the pole.  To win the game a person had to hit the ball around the pole until it was tethered and had no way to move.  My friends were all much taller than me, so as long as they kept the ball encircling up toward the top of the pole, I had little hope to hit it and reverse the direction of the ball. lol. 

I am certainly glad my relationship with God is won at the heart level; I am tethered at the heart with the crucified Christ and securing the victory for my life is promised.  I cannot lose no matter how high the odds are stacked above me.  People play games above my head all the time, but it doesn’t matter because I am tethered to the Savior who has promised me the victory if I will simply hold onto hope and remain faithful.  God—the Rock of Ages—tethered himself to his Word and I am tethered to the Savior…the blessings of God are mine.  If you are tethered to the Savior; he is the anchor for your soul and the blessings are your’s, as well. Walk in obedience to the Word and move forward in the direction it teaches.  With every righteous decision you make, the Spirit will give you the strength to live in faithfulness.  One day you will look at the pole (cross) and realize God wrapped your life around himself, so you could enjoy a holy place in his presence filled with promises that have miraculously manifest.

Hebrews 6:13-20

God’s Promises Bring Hope

13 For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:

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“I will certainly bless you,

    and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.”

15 Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.

16 Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding. 17 God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. 18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. 20 Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek (Means “My King is Righteousness”).

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for helping me wrap my life around your Word.  With every step I take, I am moving closer to your righteous heart.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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