Closing the Gap 1.23.18

By January 23, 2018January 31st, 2018Daily Devotional

Week 3 Day 2

Pray:

Ask God to reorient you to Himself. Confess any known sin. Thank Him for His forgiveness. Be still and reflect on Jesus and His sacrifice for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to God’s Word. Pray for others in your life that they, too, would know and love God today.

Read:

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Reflect:

Is the Bible less than scientific? No, it is more not less than science. Science requires human interaction: experimentation and observation. God has given us what humans cannot observe or discover. He has told us what has always been here (himself) and how the universe came to be (he made it). The world of space and time had a beginning. All physical things have a cause. You cannot have an uncaused chain of events. A line of dominos falling must have a first domino. To get to today you must have crossed through all the days that came before this one. If there were an infinite number of days before you got to this day, how would you ever get to this day? You could not. You cannot travel an infinite number of days and get to today. God alone is infinite. He exists outside of space and time. He alone is uncaused. God is Spirit, he made what is seen (and finite) because he is unseen (infinite); he is Spirit. Do not be scared of science or of the grand claims of those who have been given certain kinds of minds as gifts from God. Science cannot tell us what has always been, where everything came from, why anything exists at all, or what happens when this life is over. It can speculate, but mere speculation is not really the place of true science. What we really need to know in order to live well in the ultimate sense—with purpose—only God can tell us. No human can; we can only guess. Yet on the whole we tend to be terrible guessers. Don’t guess. Instead understand that the universe was made by God, and therefore everything in it, including you, exists for him. Close the gap on confidence in God: think clearly about the fact that we what we most need to know only God can tell us.

Pray:

(Personalize this prayer today; make it specific to the circumstances that face you.)
Ask God to lead you through His Spirit as you go through your day. Ask Him to bring to mind the truth of the gospel and its implications for what you will encounter today. Tell Him “Yes” to His will and ask Him for His power and protection to live this “yes.” Ask God to create and reveal opportunities to proclaim the good news today.

 

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