Daily Devotional for Sunday August 30, 2020
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me Your strength to stand for Your Truth no matter what the cost. It is easy to call myself a follower of Jesus, but when confronted, when challenged, when faced with persecution, will I still say I am a follower of Jesus? I love You Lord and ask for Your strength so no matter what I have to endure for my faith, I will stand firm. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
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***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Professional athletes in all major sports have boycotted their games/practices for a few days to express outrage over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Watching these alpha males of alpha males lineup like lemmings and put their credibility and careers on the line over a situation that we still don’t know all of the facts about is foolishness. HERE IS THE MAN THEY ARE DEFENDING AND POSSIBLE RUINING THEIR CAREER FOR ( https://nypost.com/2020/08/28/this-is-why-jacob-blake-had-a-warrant-out-for-his-arrest/ ). THEY ARE BEING USED BY THE POLITICAL HUSTLERS AND ARE TOO BLIND TO SEE IT! WHO IS THEIR PUPPET MASTER? BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA HAS BEEN “COUNSELING” THEM REGARDING WHAT ACTIONS TO TAKE!!!
Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka boycotted her semi-finals match stating she was sick of the “genocide of blacks by the police.” This is the myth that the race hustle industry and those using these events for political gain are telling the world. These athletes are demanding CHANGE! First, what change do they want? What is their ultimate goal? What action is needed to achieve that goal? You know they are simply being used since they have no answers or even a plan! The only vague answers they have is that policing must change and racism must be ended.
What we do know so far about Jacob Blake is that he has been in prison on various charges 5 times in his life, some of those charges involved violence. He fathered 4 children with 3 different women, and has little contact with these women or his children. His interaction with the police that day was because he was violating a restraining order, and in the process of going to the address the police knew he had an outstanding warrant for sexual assault. Upon contact, Blake fought with the officers as they tried to arrest him, he escaped and attempted to get into his vehicle while enhanced video shows he had a knife in his left hand! Attempts to taze him failed and as the officer held his shirt to prevent Blake from entering his vehicle to get away, he fired his service revolver 7 times. Brutal? Sure is. It is currently under investigation with the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice and if the officer violated the law using such force he will be charged and prosecuted.
Two facts are known for certain. If Blake had not been committing a crime he never would have interacted with the police. If Blake hadn’t resisted arrest, he wouldn’t have been shot. IN EVERY MAJOR EVENT THAT THE RACE HUSTLE/POLITICAL HUSTLE INDUSTRY HAS USED, IT HAS INVOVLED CAREER CRIMINALS WHO WERE CONFRONTED WHILE COMMITTING A CRIME AND RESISTED ARREST!!! That doesn’t sound like “genocide of black by the police” to me! These events are isolated incidents that occur 8-10x a year out of MILLIONS of police/citizen encounters. WE DO NOT HAVE A POLICE PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY, WE HAVE A CRIME PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY. Police officers who break the law are convicted all the time and the prisons are full of ex-police officers who broke the law!
The political hustlers would love to use these isolated events to weaken policing, putting all citizens at greater risk. As far as the race issue goes, racism will NEVER been ended. It is a tool of satan since the beginning of man. THERE ARE RACISTS OF EVERY SKIN COLOR AND EVERY NATIONALITY EVERY PLACE IN THE WORLD SINCE IT IS A SIN PROBLEM! However, there is a real answer for these athletes if they really want one. Everything we are witnessing from the crime problem, to the race issue, are all due to the breakdown of marriage and the family. Of course, that requires real personal commitment. The race/political hustlers really only want the chaos, and are using these professional athletes to contribute to that end!
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Ministry is often incorrectly identified as what those who have the title Rev. after their name and preach on Sunday do. WRONG! While that is an example of ministry, most ministry happens in a one-on-one setting as one who knows Christ shares HIS love and hope with someone else. ALL people who accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior are called to be “ministers.” This is not something that we can choose to, or not to do, but it is part of who we become when we accept Christ as our Savior.
I have been blessed by God over my 30 years in full-time ministry to have spoken to literally hundreds of thousands of people at churches, millions via radio and television, and millions more over the last 4 1/2 years on the Internet. But God told me one day, verrrrry early in my ministry as I was sharing His love with someone in a one-on-one setting, that “no matter what I would ever do for God, nothing was greater than what I was doing at that moment!!!”
WOW!!! We are so used to judging “success”by huge numbers, we forget that Jesus spent the majority of HIS ministry sharing His love and hope in one-on-one settings.
I have a challenge for YOU today. I don’t care how old you are, or what you may do for a living. My challenge to YOU today is to find someone, someone that you would never normally interact with, and talk to them about Jesus. In the passage of Scripture that I expect you to read today (at the top of this Devotional), Jesus sought out someone that He probably would have never had any communication with. What did He do? He shared the plan of salvation with him.
I am asking you to find someone today, go to them and simply share with them the fact that Jesus loves them, and that He is the way, the truth, the life!!! God will tell you today WHO that person is. The challenge is to make it your number one priority to go to that person and share how Jesus has impacted YOUR life.
I love you and care about you so much. The greatest thing ANY of us can do for God is to share His love, His grace, with someone who needs to know that love and grace in their life. Make time today to find someone who needs the love of Jesus in their life. YOU will be God’s messenger to share that love with them. God will use you as HIS instrument if you will simply be obedient.
NOTHING THAT YOU WILL DO IN YOUR LIFE WILL BE MORE IMPORTANT!!!
The destination of the human soul is VERY important to the Lord. THAT is why He took the time in His ministry to share in a one-on-one setting with so many. Make it YOUR goal today to be like Jesus, and share His love, His hope, with someone that you know who needs the Lord in their life. I am praying for you today as you take this challenge and God uses you to make a difference in someone’s life. BE LIKE JESUS!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,