Happy Wednesday! Today we will begin reading Matthew chapter 14. Enjoy today’s devotion.
Brothers and sisters, sometimes the Lord calls us to do great things and at other times he asks us to do small things. There maybe a time when His calling on our life may lead to loss of life on this earth, but remember what Paul wrote in Romans 8:38-39 NIV,
“ For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.“
Therefore, don’t be fearful or afraid to share the gospel message with others. We don’t know what today or tomorrow might bring, but what I do know is – I would rather die serving the Lord, than living a life without Him.
Father God, thank you for this message. Lord, while we don’t want to be beheaded like John the Baptist for serving you, we know many of our brothers and sisters in the faith are being persecuted daily. Lord, we ask in the name of Jesus that you release those held prisoner because of their faith. Lord, be with the families who have loss their loved ones because of their faith in You. Lord heal their brokenness and restore their hope and faith in you. Lord, give us boldness to declare your truth. Lord, guide our thoughts, tongues and our actions – may our lives please you. May our work for the kingdom always bring you glory. Lord, strengthen us so that we may serve you all the days of our lives. In Jesus name, amen.