Daily Devotions

Overcoming the Snake on Your Porch

Sometimes these contradictions are obvious, like when I walked out on the porch and a snake was on my porch. That thing had crawled up on SnakeOnPorchto the roof ledge of a second story porch!  It was a very loud contradiction to my plans and future.  (I knew it was a personal  issue because I was the only one home.)  One of the symbolic meanings of a snake is “a threat to the future,” and sure enough, one of us had to die that day!  However, some personal contradictions are not as obvious, even on our porch, because they are always there and we don’t see them as a threat to our future purpose and fulfillment and destiny.  Contradictions on your porch can be from old wounds and memories that haven’t faded and still cause fear or anger or discouragement.  They linger like a cloud on your porch waiting to come and go with you.  Contradictions to your purpose can come from family traits like anger or pride or being judgmental. You don’t notice them because they have always been there. The  fact that you need to change your thinking in some part of your life is not an indictment against you!  The simple truth is that without repentance,  there is no change and without change there is no overcoming contradictions that keep affecting your life and your legacy.

(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Resurrection out of Contradiction“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)

KATHY GABLER brings an encouraging word in this 3min. audio file.
“He is putting gates in your fences.”

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