At Farmington Baptist Church we make available a monthly devotional guide that goes through books in the Bible. This month our devotions are in the Book of Revelation.
Revelation is one of the most popular books in the Bible. My daughter even says it is her favorite book and I will have to say I enjoy reading through it. However this is the first time I have ever tried to write (or blog) about it and I will have to say it is difficult to write about.
It’s not that it is hard to get facts to write about, there are plenty of those to go around. What is difficult is determining what principle from the passage applies to me today, then taking that principle and putting it in word form without writing a novel in the process.
In our devotional guide there is often not enough space to put all the facts about the passage down but plenty of space where we are to write our application to our lives. It is easy to see “what is going on” in the passage and more of a challenge to “see what should be going on with me” as a result of what has just been read.
Today’s post (The Mark of God) is an example of that. Where, we do not have things flying around tormenting everyone but us, it is a reminder that we are protected by God in other ways and reminded of His sovereignty over everything, including evil and judgement. Judgement will never be allowed to be out of control. It will always be contained by God’s power and used according to His purposes.
And that might be something that is just good to know.
So, for the rest of the month our task is to read and meditate on the day’s devotional readings and make applications to our lives from those readings though it may take some work to get to that point.
I am praying for all who are doing these devotions, that God will give you clarity as you open your heart to Him to learn what He desires for you to learn.