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DEVOTION: “I often say there is more done in the seeking than in any other way. In the Scriptures, there is no such thing as seeking for the Holy Spirit. But we have to get to a place where we know that unless we meet face to face with God and get all the crooked places out of our lives, there will be no room for the Holy Spirit, for the indwelling of God. But when God gets a chance at us, and by the vision of the blood of Jesus we see ourselves as God sees us, then we have a revelation. Without this, we are undone and helpless.” (pag 70-71)
We are undone and helpless. We need to get all the crooked places out of our lives.
There is so much in those two sentences.
How undone and helpless are you? Just about as undone and helpless as me. As undone and helpless as we all are. But…Jesus.
We bring Jesus into the equation and our undone-ness and our helplessness seems to change. Sometimes it doesn’t go away, I’m not saying it does. But…I am saying that there’s a hope to it all when Jesus is in the equation. When the Spirit of God is living in us, we have hope.
The other sentence here about our crookedness. About our crooked places and how we need to get them out of our lives.
What are your crooked places? Where does the sin reside in your life? Where does the hurt reside? Where does the fear reside? Where does the worry reside? Where doe all of it reside? Because…like it or not, it does. It’s there and we need the presence of the Holy Spirit deep in our lives. We need the presence of the Spirit of God in us so that we can get un-crooked and live a life that’s a reflection of Jesus.
So. Today. How crooked are you?