Daily Devotional

March 31st 2023


“We live and move in Him, can’t get away from Him! One of your poets said it well: ‘We’re the God-created.’”—Acts 17:28 (MSG)

Our faith-walk with Christ can positively impact the quality of our living; it can bring healing into the lives of broken people. Charles Allen writes in his book, God’s Psychiatry, that, “The very essence of religion is to adjust the mind and soul of man...Healing means bringing the person into a right relationship with the physical, mental and spiritual laws of God.” The most important healing for us is neither healing of the body nor the mind, but a healing of the soul. Soul healing hastens body and mind healing.
Soul healing begins with submitting to God and His Messiah, Jesus. In this text, Paul uses a quote from a Cretan poet, Epimenides, to bolster this point: “We live and move in Him, can’t get away from Him…We’re the God-created.”
“We live in Him,” is a reference to identity. Christ gives us our identity. For us to really know who we are, we must have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
“We move in Him,” refers to purpose. We’ll never find purpose outside of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is more than making money or worldly pleasure or power or prestige. Our purpose is to let our light so shine before men that they will see our good work and glorify our Father (Matthew 5:16).
“We can’t get away from Him…We’re the God-created,” is a reference to connectivity. When we know our identity and our purpose, it leads us to acknowledge that we can’t function to our maximum potential unless we fully embrace our relationship with Jesus. In Jesus, we experience transformation.
We should make soul healing our goal today and every day!

Prayer: We thank you, dear God, for what You cause us to feel. But we also thank You that, beyond feeling, You have enabled us to know You—that in You we live and move and exist. Thank You for making us over again day-by-day. Thank You for what faith in You brings to us—tenacity, forgiveness, acceptance, consolation, justification, reconciliation and, most of all, love. As we go today, may our lives be better because we are walking with You. In the name of Your Son, we pray. AMEN!

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