Tuesday 20th April 2021

Daily Devotion – When it Comes to the Lord, Go Straight to the Source

February 18, 2021 by Darlene Schacht
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Daily Devotion - When it Comes to the Lord, Go Straight to the Source

In grade ten, we had an incredible art teacher. She taught me how to mix colors, how to hold my brush, and that the first rule of art is to draw what you see, not what you think you should see. You have to accept that reality and perception are two different things as you let your eyes lead your hand.

As I got to thinking about this today I was reminded of faith. How the reality of God and our perception of God are often two different things. The way we perceive God dictates the way we respond to God’s will. The question is, what is our perception of God? And, what is it based on?

For many of us, it’s based on the way we were raised, what we were taught, and Who they told us God was. But for the wise stewards among us, it’s based on God’s Word.

Have you ever played the game “Telephone?” It’s a popular children’s game. Everyone sits in a circle, and then they begin with the first person whispering a message into the next person’s ear. That person relays the message to the third person, and the whispering continues until the last person receives the message and announces what they’ve heard. More times than not, the message gets so jumbled along the line that it’s unrecognizable.

That’s what happens to the gospel when it’s filtered from one generation through to the next and so on… By the time it hits your ear, it’s barely recognizable, which is why it’s important that we always go straight to the source.

“Confirm what you learn.” That’s what my pastor used to say.

But, more importantly, what does God have to say?

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV)


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Darlene Schacht

Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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Darlene Schacht
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