Devotion

Crown Royal
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. ---2 Timothy 4:8

Nope - this is not about liquor in a purple velvet bag! But since I have your attention, let me tell you about a phenomenal gift that awaits us, and it is splendid in color with a majestic shine, is smooth to the touch, and rests in the hands of our Sovereign God. It is a crown of royalty that Jesus will place upon our head after we have persevered through all these varying tests that life presents. Yes! I said we will wear the 'crown royal' because Jesus has one for those of us who love Him, and because He has equipped us with every physical and spiritual tool we need to endure and rise as victors of our tests. The Word of God is our armor, and the Holy Spirit within us is our guide. Our faith, our prayers, our meditations, our songs and praise are our direct communications with God that prevent the adversary from causing interference in our battle plans. The high that comes from a smooth and succulent sip of whiskey is less than a wisp of air in comparison to the anointed 'crown royal' that awaits it adornment upon our head. We have a royal heritage and a royal destiny. Now, isn't that mighty awesome to look forward to?

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