Daily Devotionals by Ardith Keef

     There are no words to express how grateful I am that my coming to Christ did not depend on the brilliant example of other Christians.
     I grew up in a missionary home, and was around some fabulous saints. But I had never experienced the new birth.
     The influence of other believers was not apparent to me until I had already met the Lord. Of course I was influenced. They made me think all the time. But I thought I was turned off with them. Their statements and behavior were confrontive, and that felt unpleasant to me. I knew their lives were not perfect, and the whole thing made me squirm. And yet at the same time, there was that place that responded with the hope that there was something, maybe Someone more.
     If you are reading this little blurb, and you are in the place I am describing, I will tell you a secret:
     If you will take the risk and ask God (do it out loud!) if He is real, He will answer you. You need to tell Him that you are available if He answers you.
     What do you have to loose?

1) guilt
2) anxiety
3) anger
4) fear
5) compulsion
6) insecurity
7) loss of time
8) grudge-holding
9) depression
10) etc,etc