Daily Devotional for Saturday August 8, 2020
Please God, not man!!!
(Deuteronomy 7:9, Psalm 89:1, 1 Corinthians 1:9)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Please Lord, give me the strength that when tested, I will not be silent nor will I be afraid to tell YOUR TRUTH! Give me courage, give me strength, and let me stand strong for You no matter what the personal consequences! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ I appointed watchmen over you and said,‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen.’ Therefore hear, you nations; you who are witnesses, observe what will happen to them. Hear, you earth: I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their schemes, because they have not listened to my words and have rejected my law.” Jeremiah 6:16-19 “BUT YOU SAID, WE WILL NOT WALK IN IT!!!” Sound familiar? Please take 5 minutes and read this passage again, one more time, and then PRAY over these words. THIS IS US NOW!!! THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE US TOMORROW!!! IT IS OUR CHOICE!!!
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God is faithful! One of the people God connected me with early in my ministry is a man named Roger Breland. In the early 70s, God led Roger to start a music group that would tour the world for 4 decades named TRUTH. I had the honor of being the Executive Producer of TRUTH’s 25th Anniversary concert that brought together all of the many incredible performers who had been part of TRUTH over the years in Nashville, for a nationally televised celebration of their incredible music.
Roger has become a cherished friend and at his concerts he would share the life verse of TRUTH, 1 Thessalonians 2:4. It simply says, "please God, NOT man"!!!!
That is the mandate Roger and TRUTH carried for over 40 years of ministry. God led thousands of incredible people through TRUTH over that time. Some went on to public fame like Steve Green, 4 Him, Dick and Mel Tunney, Alicia, and others. Many went on to become incredible Ministers of Music at great churches all over America.
All that lived through the "experience" of TRUTH became better men and women of God because of their commitment to that great ministry!!!!
God wants to use you today. Understanding this life is made much more easy when we understand why we are here. God created us to serve and glorify Him. Our jobs, our families, our hobbies....these are all parts of our life on this earth. None of them represent our reason for being though. We are here to serve our Creator.
I am convinced through scripture, that as long as we are on this earth, God has a plan for our lives. There is no accident, no disaster, no bullet, no knife, no plane crash, no car wreck...NOTHING...that can end our life before God is done using us to fulfill His plan.
I don't know in what form or fashion God wants to use you today. Possibly just to give a word of encouragement to someone who is down. Maybe to take an active role in some area of your church. Possibly to volunteer some time to a ministry that He has connected you with. What I do know, is that God wants to use you this day and is looking for your obedience.
Many of our blessings in this life come because we were faithful and obedient. We miss many of our blessings because we rebelled and didn't listen to that "still small voice" trying to tell us the direction God wanted us to go.
Spend a few minutes right now in prayer. Maybe you already know what it is God is asking you to do. Now is the time to respond. Maybe you aren't quite sure. Pray, trust me, He will give you an answer. While we spend much of our life dealing with the daily necessities of living in this world, let us never forget why we are here and try each day to fulfill that purpose.
I love you, and care about you very much. Our God is faithful! The key question is, will YOU be faithful??? God wants to bless you beyond your wildest imagination. The Bible actually says “above and beyond what we can ask or think". If you commit yourself as Roger faithfully has done during his life, you too will know the incredible blessings of God in your life.
It is very simple, if we are faithful, OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,