Daily Devotional for Saturday March 14, 2020
Go out and make an impact in this world in whatever God has called you to do with your life!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, our nation is in the grips of FEAR over the current health crisis. We know fear is not of You. You actually tell us in Your Word to, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” We live in a nation, a world, that has turned its’ back on You, forsaken You and Your Word for the false gods and lies of this world. Let me as Your follower be a living testimony in these fearful days to the lost, hurting, and afraid that You are Lord...You are on Your throne....You and not man will always have the final word! May this current health outbreak here and in nation’s around the world be a wake-up call that we MUST turn back to You and Your Truth! You and You alone are out answer in this life and for all eternity. May sinful man bow their knee to You at this time and find true hope and peace in the midst of our trials. May fear give way to faith...in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior I pray...AMEN!!!
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***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Is God trying to get our attention? Regardless of how COVID-19 ends up in the overall scheme of worldwide pandemics, you have to be spiritually deaf, dumb, and blind to not accept that God has allowed this to happen to try and get our attention. Not just here in the United States, but around the world! I refuse to exploit fallen nature as the reason we are dealing with current health crisis. However, while all sickness and disease is a byproduct of man’s fall, we can’t ignore the fact God allows everything to happen. There are no accidents or coincidences with God! I am afraid that as a nation we have drifted so far from God, most aren’t even seeing this clear “wake-up call.” Likewise, I doubt many of the nation’s around the world are taking the time to reflect on what God might be saying in the midst of this worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. I can assure you, God is trying to get our attention. My questions is, is anyone paying attention???
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A dearth of spiritual leaders! Whether you agreed with his politics or not, the fact is President Ronald Reagan was a leader in every sense of the word. A leader is a person with vision, the guts to stand up and declare that vision, the ability to inspire others to follow, the fortitude to persevere despite whatever opposition there may be, and the patience to see that vision become a reality. I want to use the life of President Reagan today to challenge you in your personal life to make the most of each day God gives you.
As I have shared with you often, our life on this earth is so brief and over so quick. James calls it a "vapor." The Bible clearly teaches that tomorrow is promised to none of us. That is why we must make the most of each and every day. There are no do-overs. When this journey is over, it is over, we are not coming back. This is our one and only shot. Understanding that, it should become the desire of each of us to make each day count and live it to the fullest.
Very few people in their life will have the opportunity to become the President of the United States or the leader of a nation. However, EVERY PERSON has the ability to make a difference in this world no matter what you have been called to do. I don't care if you are 15 or 115, rich or poor, male or female, what color your skin is, YOU can make an impact on this world with your life.
God gives each of us passions, things that we develop a love for throughout our life. God gives each of us gifts, special abilities that come naturally to us. Throughout our life God opens and closes doors. It is through these passions we have, through the gifts we have received and developed, and through the opportunities that life presents us, that each person can make an impact on this world during the course of their life.
You see, God needs His children in every area of life. He calls His children to be teachers, doctors, scientists, astronauts, pilots, police officers, fire fighters, secretaries, bank tellers, garbage collectors, janitors, nurses, homemaker, car dealers, mechanics, farmers, politicians, entertainers, lawyers, writers, stock brokers, and any other profession you can name. Throughout the course of a person's life, God may call someone to do many different things. The point is, whatever career or profession you are in, you can make a difference. The key is to do your very best each day and realize that your life matters.
Of course, no matter how much we may accomplish in our life, our greatest legacy will be those lives we touch for Christ along our journey. You see my friend, no matter what your passions may be, what your gifts may be, what career or occupation you have, we all have the same purpose in this life. That is to serve and glorify God with our lives. All that we do in this life comes back to our God-given purpose which is to serve and glorify Him. The money we accumulate, the property we own, all of the things of this world will one day pass away, but those lives we impact for Christ will last for eternity!
I love you and care about you so much. I want to challenge you today that YOU can make a difference in this world! You may never become President of the United States, but you can make a difference in whatever career or occupation you are in. The key is to wake up each morning, do the very best you can, and as God opens doors in your life be bold enough to walk through them. More than ever, this nation needs SPIRITUAL LEADERS, men and women of God who without fear will stand in the marketplace of this lost world and proclaim the Truth of God's Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Of course, never forget that no matter where God may have you working during each season of your life, He has placed you there as His ambassador. You are not there by accident, but God has placed you where you are at in life to share with others you meet along your journey the hope and love of Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word. That will be your real legacy when this brief journey is over, those lives you impact for Christ.
The reality of this life is that one day, sooner than any of us expect, it will be over. At that moment we will be instantly in the presence of God our Creator (2 Cor 5:8). At that moment, God is not going to be interested in the name of the church you attended, what your job was in this life, even if you were the President of the United States, how much money you have, or how many buildings have your name on them. No my friend, the only thing God is going to be interested in is do you have a personal relationship with His Son Jesus Christ. For those who do, God will say, "enter into my rest." AMEN!
My word to you today is this. Go out and make an impact in this world in whatever God has called you to do with your life. Make your life matter! Along the way, never forget that you have been called to serve and glorify Him with your life and your lasting legacy will be those lives you touch for Christ along your journey!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,