August 6

August 6, 2018 // Devotional+Holiness in High Country

Read: Romans 8:35-39

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37).

More Than Conquerors Through Him

In More than Conquerors. Milton S. Agnew tells the story of Handley Page, well-known British aviator. Page said that his most thrilling experience happened in Arabia. He was in the middle of a long flight over the desert. His plane was an early model with an unpressurized cabin. To his horror he heard a rat gnawing behind him. Unable to leave the wheel, he grew tense speculating on the damage the rat could do by gnawing the insulation off the electric wires and destroying the controls of the plane. What could he do?

“Suddenly,” he says, “it occurred to me that a rat is made for low altitudes. I pushed the plane skyward to a height at which the rarefied atmosphere made it difficult to breathe. The gnawing of the rat grew fainter and fainter, and finally stopped altogether. When I reached my destination I examined the plane and found the rat, dead.”

The evils which gnaw at the vital lifelines of our spirits cannot survive at the high levels of holy living. It is not God’s plan that we should in our own strength frantically try to kill off the evil tendencies which beset us. Rather we are to turn our lives skyward, to rise toward God on wings of prayer, and faith. As we thus bring ourselves into His presence, we discover with glad amazement that the dangers which threatened us have no further power to do us harm.

Prayer For Today

Heavenly Father, I turn my face toward Thee. I feel the cleansing power of Thy presence. Center my thoughts on thyself until every temptation that would draw me from Three is broken and my unfettered spirit is attracted by none but Thee.

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