The day before yesterday, we had Bible class. We talked about the sixth commandment. “You shall not murder.” During the class, Luke said that if you hate someone, you make him into nothing, and that is a kind of murder. I was shocked! When we disrespect a human being, we express our judgement that their Creator and Judge is inadequate. God made everyone so wonderful, we shouldn’t judge others. I should learn to be more humble, because God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Only if we are humbled by the recognition of God’s sacrifice for us, can we have the salvation. Let God be God!
For a long time I didn’t have devotions at my home. In fact, I argued with God because of my hard heart. I didn’t want to change the beliefs and behaviors of my life. I had my own opinions to what the Bible says. As a result, I thought that if I was busy with something I didn’t need to do the devotion every day.
In VOICE, everyone “has to” say something during the team devotions. The most amazing thing is that God is real, and he can talk to us through the Bible! Actually, being an obedient disciple is exactly what I rejected before I came to VOICE. It is difficult for me because I have to give up a lot of things to be an obedient disciple. The devotions everyday, undoubtedly, reminds me how hard my heart is. I am praying that I can have a soft heart and have some changes in this month.
We have morning devotions in teams everyday. Although we often feel sleepy when sitting there, God’s words still come into my heart. He makes me know Him better and better. The most touching one is that “God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble.” He told me that He will never forsake me or forget me. He is always there besides me. That is very sweet, especially when I’m alone, I won’t feel disappointed or lonely.
His words are like a stream soft and gentle making His children feel loved and safe, and I’m really enjoying that Father’s love from God. Morning devotion is also the time we can share our feeling of God’s words and through other teammates’ words, we can see those words in different angles, which is really great. Morning devotion is an energetic way to start our bright new day.