During this time of social and emotional upheaval it is essential to find deep spiritual resources and substantial ethical foundations. It is my sincere prayer that these weekly devotions will address this need and encourage faith and fortitude for living in these times. They are designed to provide inner enlightenment and spiritual nurture by focusing upon the Word of God and the revelation of Jesus Christ.
I am convinced that daily prayer and reflection on the Light, Love and Liberation that comes from the personal encounter with God will provide needed renewal, restoration and refreshment to our inner person for the journey through the contemporary places and spaces we find ourselves. These devotions also serve as an invitation, to engaged contemplative intercessors, to the practice, privilege and power of prayer.
Come and join me each week for the journey and the adventure of learning more about the life of prayer for such a time as this.
– Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.
WEEKLY DEVOTION – February 28, 2021
Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? Isaiah 53:1
Central to the message of the gospel is the reception of the good news and the sharing of the good news. The prophet of old asks the question that speaks of engagement with the truth and the ministry of the word of truth.
The message of hope and healing has come to those with an open heart and the issue for the prophet is how will the message get out and touch the lives of others? It begins with believing in the message of God’s love for the human family and God’s provision for saving the human family. The ultimate provision is Jesus Christ. Once we believe in the divine work of salvation our awareness is opened to the wonderful possibilities afforded.
The most secure belief comes from experience with the revelation of God through Jesus Christ. When we know Christ by spiritual encounter, we have a story to tell and a testimony to give to the world that not only influences others but changes other people as we continue to change in the process.
Dear Heavenly Father help me to tell my story and give my testimony to your love and life that has set me free. Amen
Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.
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