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Aug
18

Shadows of Doubt Erased by the Son!

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
"But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." (John 20:31)
Observation
Having performed many other miraculous signs in the presence of His disciples which were not recorded, Jesus calls us to be believing, though we have not seen Him. Thomas got a first hand touch of Jesus' hands, feet and scarred sides where He was pierced by a sword! Thomas' doubts were dissolved as he put his finger where Jesus' pierced side.

Our doubts do not surprise or scare Jesus away. Rather, He draws near to say, believe and reveals Himself to us.
Application
So how do You want me to live differently today Lord? I need to hear Your voice!! Shadows of doubt sneak through my mind and sink into my heart. As you spoke to Thomas, so I must heed Your words...BELIEVE ROD!

So the Lord would say to me..."Set your mind on My Word and be careful not to allow your thought life to be led by circumstances. You have a way about leaning on your understanding rather than My Word, trusting your self, your gifts, your efforts rather than trusting in Me. I will show you what it means to trust in Me with ALL your heart. But you need to be more patient and not rush into making decisions too quickly."
Prayer
Thanks for speaking to me Lord. You are Incredibly satisfying and Your Word trustworthy! Please help me to trust in You with all my heart and forgive me for leaning too far and too much on my own understanding! I receive your encouragement Lord...I BELIEVE that You are the Christ, the Son of God!

Devotions for August 18

Jeremiah 26,35,36
John 20

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