HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL-Nov. 30, 2016-I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU VISITED ME
Compiled by Holy Heretic Benjamin Foster
“Jail didn’t make me find God. He’s always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.” -Lil Wayne
When we find ourselves alone, defeated, and in a jail — either physically constructed for our imprisonment or a mental or emotional jail of our own construction — it’s easy to lose sight of God in our lives. In times of our lowest lows, it’s easy to forget the miracles and providence that have been bestowed upon us and that God is always in control. In the dungeons of life we should pray and ask God to lead us out of perdition just as when we see others going through the same we should do our upmost to comfort them and aid their situation the best we can.
Remember, when things seem hopeless, God is as present now as he ever has been. Rain falls on the just and unjust and it is our relationship with God that can lead us through the trials and tribulations in life. Remember what is said of the Lilies in Luke 12:27-28, one of my favorite verses when meditating on God’s will for us:
“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?”
How hard it is to keep our faith, belief, and conviction when we find ourselves in jail or imprisonment. As followers of Christ, we should visit those imprisoned and remind them of the love and compassion that God has for them and that they still have a place and purpose. Remember, even in times of the greatest suffering and distress in life, God is there and no one can confine your spirit or love behind prison bars or any other kind of jail.
Today’s Action: Pray for strength and will to conquer and overcome any situations that may have you mental, emotionally, or physically imprisoned. Pray for others that may be struggling in the same way or are facing situations that may require faith, belief, and conviction to overcome.
Today’s Sharing: Share a time when you felt hopeless, defeated, and alone when God showed you that there is still a purpose, place, and reason for you, your life, and your spiritual path. Share your stories on our Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine
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