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Devotional - week of November 25, 2012


LIFE ON THE HIGHEST LEVEL 

 

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

Surely, all people want the best life possible. Our problem in reaching that quality of life is that we all came into this world thinking that we are wise and need help from no one to reach the level of life at its best. God has given us a will of our own and we are free to make our own choices about where we will find that higher quality of life.

Many think that life at its best comes from such things as alcohol, drugs, sex, riches, or position. Sadly, many have discovered by experience that these are unwise thoughts.  

God is the only one who is wise. He says that His ways and thoughts are as high above ours as the heavens are higher than the earth. In light of this, life on the highest level is reached by living out of God’s thoughts for our lives. To do this one must first enter the Kingdom of God by receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior. Then we have two resources for knowing God’s thoughts for our lives—the Bible and the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is in all believers. However, we must be filled with the Holy Spirit. When we are filled with God’s Holy Spirit, He will give personal guidance on a daily basis. He will lead us to read the Bible and explain it to us.  

If then, you are confident that you are a born again child of God, your first need is to continue to receive the filling of the Holy Spirit. You do this by experiencing your spiritual crucifixion, burial and resurrection.