Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 12-14, 2012 - Devotional Highlights

March 12-14, 2012 – Devotional Highlights

The Word for You Today

  1. “Don’t Be a Fool” (3)

· Without acknowledging Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord of your life, you die a fool’s death, for you will miss heaven and all the riches that could have been yours

  1. “The Law of Consequence”

· Do not be deceived…a man reaps what he sows. (Gal 6:7)

· Your choices determine your harvest

· Your choices have a ripple effect on others

· You can be forgiven, but you still pay the consequence

  1. “Hold Up Your Pastor’s Hands”

· I will give you shepherds according to my heart.” (Jer 3:15)

· Over 50% of those in ministry leave within 10 years due to discouragement

· Encourage your pastor every chance you get

Sparkling Gems

I Corinthians 15:58

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

  • “immovable” – firm and steady, support structure, unbendable, unbreakable, solid foundation, totally reliable
  • God wants us to be like a rock – sturdy, steadfast, able to hold things together, for others are depending on us
  • Lord, forgive my weaknesses and help me to become stable like a rock, strong and reliable…the person you want me to be. Help me to be a pillar that others can come to, lean on, trust.

2 Timothy 2:1

Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus.

  • God’s grace is never depleted, and it’s free
  • God’s grace make His power, His strength, available to us

Hebrews 10:35

So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!

  • “great reward” – a reimbursement for something you paid out of your own expense to complete the job
  • “confident” – boldness in speaking out for what you think or believe
  • God will reward your faithfulness, for He sees it all and keeps account

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