Friday, April 26, 2013

Jesus is calling out your name today and He is

“Looking for someone to lead them (the lost) to my cross
I need your help; I need your help…
Won't you be My voice calling
Won't you be My hands healing
Won't you be My feet walking into a broken world
Won't you be My chain-breaker
Won't you be My peacemaker
Won't you be My hope and joy
Won't you be My Love”*

What will you do, are you to busy?
Is there to much noise, that you can’t hear His voice?
The lost are dying and going to hell, are you the one God wants to use to reach out to them?

Jesus is calling….YOU!!

*(lyrics from ‘Won’t you be my love’ by Mercyme)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Love Accepts All Things

Love . . . always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:7

Love . . . bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7

Words of Devotion

Wouldn't it be nice if love were like a cafeteria line? What if you could look at the person with whom you live and select what you want and pass on what you don’t? What if parents could do this with kids? “I’ll take a plate of good grades and cute smiles, and I’m passing on the teenage identity crisis and tuition bills.”

What if kids could do the same with parents? “Please give me a helping of allowances and free lodging but no rules or curfews, thank you.”

And spouse with spouse? “Hmm, How about a bowl of good health and good moods. However job transfers, in-laws, and laundry are not on my diet.”

Wouldn't it be great if love were like a cafeteria line? It would be easier. It would be neater. It would be painless and peaceful. But you know what? It wouldn't be love. Love doesn't accept just a few things. Love is willing to accept all things.

“Love is willing to accept all things.” Do you find this difficult? Why?


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trust and Obey

Today’s Passage: Psalm 84:11-12

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!

Words of Devotion

Feeling called to ministry, John Sammis left a career in business. Born in Brooklyn in 1846, he was ordained in 1880 and served churches before becoming a teacher at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles.

In 1887, a friend of his, Daniel Towner, told Sammis about a young man he saw at a crusade of Dwight Moody in Brockton, Massachusetts. Talking about his Christian life, the man confessed that he didn’t know all the doctrines. So, he said, “I’m going to trust, and I’m going to obey.” Struck with the insight of this perspective, Towner wrote down the words.

Sammis was moved as well, and he was inspired to write a hymn we still sing today, called “Trust and Obey.” He wrote, “When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, what a glory He sheds on our way! While we do His good will, He abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey.”

The message of this hymn was simple: “There’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”

Sammis knew we can encounter doubts and problems, but “not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies, but His smile quickly drives it away; not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear, can abide while we trust and obey.”

When we trust and obey, we can give our burdens to Jesus, and realize that “the favor He shows” and “the joy He bestows” are for those who trust and obey.

Today: Are you carrying burdens today? Do you have questions or doubts? Needs and worries? Just commit them to God. Don’t make it complicated. Simply trust Him, and obey His Word.

Today’s Prayer: Father, I trust in You and will obey Your Word. Thank You for taking away my burdens. Help me to please You and serve You. I commit my life to You. In Jesus’ name Amen