This devotional has kind of a funny story. When I went to The Barn for my writing retreat this October, I had agreed to do a devotional with the ladies there. We take turns doing it. Well, I’d intended on sharing one of the ones I’ve already shared here. It was easy, done, and appropriate to the purpose of the retreat. We’re writers. Some of us write fiction, others write devotionals or poetry, but we all write to glorify God, and if that isn’t spiritual warfare, I don’t know what is.
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But something happened the night before I was supposed to give mine. I had been reading through Corinthians and for the first time, really saw it in NAS language instead of King James. I was used to seeing us being called “epistles.” But the NAS says “letters” (Which, frankly, is what an epistle is, but you know. Sometimes seeing things in words you use every day really jumps out at you.).
So I wrote this in my devotional journal. I thought you’d all get a kick out of my mental ramblings. And then it hit me that this too fit the tone of the weekend, so I switched and shared it instead.
The woman next to me visibly started as I began to read the verses. Then her turn came and she just shook her head. I’d read II Corinthians 3: 1-3. Her notes said right at the top, II Corinthians 3: 4-… Yeah. Her devotional was on the rest of the chapter.
Look, I am very careful about saying, “This was the Lord” or “that was the Lord.” I’m careful about it because unless the Lord says it in His Word, we have no proof of that. But this time… it sure felt like it had to be!
So, without further ado: II Corinthians 3:1-3