12/2/18 “Enchanted with God”

Today’s Deeply Rooted Devotion is from John 5:30-47.

Highlighted Verse: 

“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” John 5:44, ESV

Explanation:

Something that is enchanting is literally ‘delightfully charming and attractive.’ If you are enchanted you then feel charmed or attracted to something or someone.  In seasons of myeline I have been enchanted with the things of this world. I have struggled with being enchanted by attention and compliments of people.

There is no gift that you could receive this Christmas greater than becoming enchanted with Jesus Christ.

How can you begin to prepare your heart to enchanted with Jesus this Christmas?  In John 5:44, Jesus makes an accusation of the heart.  “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from God?”  Our hearts will be open to being enchanted with Jesus this Christmas when we stop seeking glory from one another.  Enchantment with the things of this world create a path for our sinful lusts to be fulfilled.  Instead, we must seek the glory that comes from God.  The truth is we pursue the things that are delightfully charming and attractive to us.  Let the glory of God grip your heart this Christmas season! Purse glory of God rather than the glory of the world.

Application:

  1. Confess any earthly glory, whether thing,  person, or delight, that you are currently seeking above Jesus Christ.  Confess your earthly enchantments to Him today.  Seek forgiveness by laying down your pride and weak power and you’ll find His strength.
  2. Rejoice that Jesus came at Christmas, took on flesh and ultimately died, taking our place in experiencing the wrath of God due to us because of our sin.  Thank the Lord for revealing Himself to us through Jesus, in His Word, so we can be enchanted with Him!

Tomorrow’s Deeply Rooted Devotion will be from Hebrews 13:20-21.

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