Monday, December 26, 2016


This devotion was 1st published in The Secret Place in the summer of 2011 and later published as a reprint in The Vision in Feb 2013. 

How Do You Feel?

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of Him who called you out of darkness into the light of His marvelous light.” 1st Peter 2:9 NIV

How do you feel today? Are you tired and lonely? Are you weighed down by the demands and troubles of this world? Do you feel so burdened that it almost seems like a dark cloud surrounds you and accompanies you wherever you go? 

Or did you wake up this morning feeling great? Did you think to yourself, “I feel like a king!” I feel like a priest!” That’s what the scriptures say you and I are if we are believers in Jesus Christ. We are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a chosen people. We are God’s own possession. Isn’t that marvelous?! Do we ever pause to remember this? The truth of who we are in Christ transcends our earthly problems.

But did you notice the purpose clause in the verse? Why are we a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation? It is so that we can proclaim the excellence of Him who called us out of darkness. So… kiss that dark cloud goodbye! You and I have been called out of darkness and into God’s marvelous light! Walk in that light and enjoy the warmth of His love. It is better than the sunniest summer day!

How do you feel now? No matter how you answer that question, the truth of who you are in Christ remains. And that’s enough to bring you joy regardless of your circumstances.

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