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Daily Devotional

Occupy

By Julian Newman
This week’s topic: The Power Of Prayer

The ‘Occupy’ movement is taking America and the world by storm. The irony of this ‘movement’ is that the movement isn’t really about moving. It’s about staying or ‘occupying’ a space (whether Wall Street, a park, college administration offices, among other places) until things change (jobs are given, fees are reduced, policies are amended) or a forum for dialogue is established.

Frustrated people from all over the planet are using their power to ‘occupy’, voicing their displeasure of the status quo. Though the expression of this cry is often unruly and violent, at the core of the Occupy Movement is pain. The pain that comes from broken hearts and broken dreams. Hearts have been broken, dreams have been dashed because what many of the occupiers believed has proven to be untrue.

What society has deemed its salvation: Money, Government, Education, Employment, Nationalism, etc has largely failed to save. In light of these crushing defeats, culture is now faced with this startling realization: If these entities are unable to solve my problems, ease my pain, bring me peace, then what do I do? Where do I go? How can I make it?

Humanity is staring the truth of Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Walks’ lyric squarely in the face: “…my momma used to say, ‘Only Jesus could Save Us.”

Like the builders of the Babel’s tower finally came to understand, man’s strength can only last so long, his wisdom span so high. Human beings can’t create God or build a stairway that reaches Him.

Thankfully, the stairway was already been built. The salvation already paid and provided for.

Because God knew we couldn’t do it, He did it all Himself. Whatever issue society faces generally, or we face specifically, there is only One who can ultimately save. There is but One that can calm the fiery ache that burns in every mortal soul.

Verse of the Day: “And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.” Luke 19:13 (KJV)

Julian NewmanJulian Newman is a husband, father, writer, artist and storyteller who serves as Lead Pastor of Renaissance Church in the greater Sacramento region. He has passion for creativity, innovation, leadership, outreach and evangelism, mentoring, the arts, reading and teaching the bible. Find him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/JulianNewman…What are your thoughts on this inspirational message?

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