PRAYER: Please pray for our Monday Night Worship community. Had a good broadcast tonight but lots of prayer requests. God hears them. Thanks.
DEVOTION: “So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.” – 2 Timothy 1:8
What a great verse here. The first half is just a constant and steady reminder of our need to show others our commitment to Christ in our actions and speech.
Paul is sitting in prison writing this. He’s in prison and in chains because of Christ. Sometimes we have trouble talking about Jesus and Paul got thrown in jail because of his talking about Him. Setting a great example for us for sure.
So. How do you set the example? How do you preach the gospel and sometimes use words? In our daily actions and more importantly our reactions.
Jesus. Give us patience, kindness, compassion and hope. Let us be examples of your goodness in all we do.
I can’t help but think of a guy I met last week at an event. His smile was huge. He was in recovery and had found Jesus and had had his life changed in dramatic ways because of Jesus. Now, his face shows his love for God and his commitment lies in his commitment to change and be changed for the better.
Today. Think about how you can be changed. Let God overwhelm you today.