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Devotions for Life

Discovering God’s Will For Your Daily Life

“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom 12:1-2 NASU).

When Jesus prayed “thy will be done” He gives us a commentary on these verses. He discovered that there was no other way than the cross to fulfill God’s divine plan to redeem us. Paul prayed three times hoping that God would remove his malady, his “thorn in the flesh,” and discovered God had a plan for that being a part of his life as he served God. (see Matt. 26:39-42; 2 Cor. 12:7-10).


How Do You See People?

Ponder: Curiosity or Compassion?

Scripture: “Is this not he who sat and begged” (John 9:8, NKJV).

What would you think about a man who had been born blind? People in John 9 reacted in various ways to just such a person. Jesus’ disciples viewed the blind man as an object of religious discussion. The neighbors, however, saw him simply as a beggar. There was nothing particularly unusual about beggars in those days; if you had seen one, you had seen them all. One who was blind or otherwise disabled would have been dependent on the compassion of passers-by for his daily food. Therefore, he would have to position himself at a high-traffic location so people would see him.


Managing Preaching

“. . . but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness” (2 {et/ 2:5).

It should be the desire of each of us to one day be “. . . a preacher of righteousness”! After retiring from a management position in an elementary school district, I was invited to preach and attempted to do so although difficult in those first years. My work in management was state and federally goal-and-result oriented, which is not the purpose of the Lord’s work.