Happy Friday! Have you ever been to a place were you greeted with a big hug or a smile. How did that make you feel? Today we will read Jesus’ final instructions to the disciples before they went out in pairs to share the gospel message. Enjoy today’s reading and your weekend.
“40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”” Matthew 10:40-42 NLT
Just as the disciples were equipped to share the message, the Lord has and will continue to keep his servants equipped and ready to share the gospel message with others. The Lord is a faithful reward to those who follow and receive the message.
Brothers and sisters, I hope you enjoyed our read through chapter 10. The Lord’s instructions then are still relevant today.
Will you go out and share the good news of the gospel message with others? _________
Father God, thank you for another day and for blessing us with a good week. Lord, although some days may have had its trials, we thank you for being our help, hope, shield and peace. Lord, help us to keep you first in our lives. Lord, remind us to seek your wise counsel before we venture into a project, plan, or make a decision. Lord, give us clear instructions. Help us to be truthful to ourselves and to others. Help us to keep our eyes focused on you. Lord, use us as you see fit. Lord, shape and mold us to be more like you in our words and our actions. Touch us, Lord. Make us new. Ignite a fire and passion in us that we have not felt before. Lord of the harvest, send more workers. Lord, help us to be shepherds to the lost, least and the last. Protect us from the wolves amongst the sheep. Continue to change us. In Jesus name, amen.
Keep praying. Keep trusting. Keep seeking.
Also, please send me a message (via email to contactus@maryewhiteministries or text message) or share in the comment section (on this page) some of the verses from chapter 10 or other sections in Matthew that have challenged you or inspired you. I look forward to reading your comments/responses.
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