Pieces of Broken Chain

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While doing my devotions this morning, I added music to my routine.  Blasted the volume on my laptop and plugged into YouTube and started with Selah, Wonderful Merciful Savior, then one of my favorites by Jesus Culture; “Break Every Chain.”

I was reminded of what keeps me in bondage; bad habits some might say, but I know they are more than that – they keep me separated from God.  Ironically (but not really, right???!!!), my devotion was on placing my trust in the Holy Spirit to guide and nudge me towards a Godly life, instead of living by feelings; which can change in a moment’s notice.

I have been overcome by the presence of God many times.  Music seems to be the vehicle, the lyrics speak to my heart and remind me through repetition (I listen to the same song fifty times, like I did when I was a teenager!) what my  heart longs for, to be closer to God, to live in His grace and to know that I am saved.

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Pieces of the Word

Ezekiel taught six principles that helped the people of this time period discover God on a personal level and understand what good can be gained from living in harmony and having a peaceful heart.

  1. God works through human messengers.
  2. People need to trust in God’s sovereignty.
  3. God’s word never fails.
  4. God can be worshiped anywhere.
  5. In order to receive blessings, you must obey God.
  6. God’s kingdom will come.

Ezekiel was devoted to the word of God, and he taught that we must overcome our obstacles.

How?

I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.”
“If I can?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if you have faith.”