Scattered Seeds

Today’s Devotional – We’re Not Perfect, But We’re Growing

Daily Devotion - The Joy that Awaits Us in Heaven

Paul writes, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7, KJV)

It passes all understanding because this world doesn’t know the hope of salvation like we do. Their eyes are fixed on that which is seen, while our eyes are fixed on the unseen.

Does that mean we’re perfect? Does it mean that we’re never worried or stressed? No. We’re not perfect, but we’re growing.  And each time we turn our eyes off of this world and back onto Christ, we’re growing just a little bit more.

Two years ago, I struggled with anxiety, and one of those days was worse than the others. I had a full out knee-knocking, heart-pounding, mind-racing moment when all I wanted to do was crawl back into bed and stay there, for a decade or two.

It’s not good. Trust me, I know. The Bible is pretty clear when it comes to the topic of fear and trusting God in ALL situations, yet somehow spiders, heights, snakes, roller coasters, and angry people find a way to disrupt our otherwise peaceful lives.

The good news is that we have grace. And there’s growth to be had. If we were all perfect, I wouldn’t be writing this blog, but the fact is we’re not. We’re growing, we’re reading, and learning to trust.

Just remember, each time you turn your eyes off of this world and back onto Christ, you’re growing just a little bit more!

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12, KJV)


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Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12, KJV)


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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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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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