DEVOTIONS

Monday: Do you ever feel as if the Church today has lost its obligation to share the good news of Jesus with others? Remember now…Church=people, not buildings. Romans 1:16 slaps with these words: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.” Amen! Then why aren’t we gung ho when it comes to outreach or doing whatever style ministry is needed for reaching the lost? Why aren’t we inviting folks non-stop to worship? Why don’t we stop and pray for people immediately? Why not help those you see or know could use assistance? Have we, as the church, lost our obligation? O, God, help us. Rekindle the fire inside for all to ALWAYS see You in us. In Jesus, amen.

 

Tuesday: “What will people think? What are people thinking of you?” Questions like these are some of the Devils greatest tools. Questions like these turn our focus on ourselves. If we think of such things then we aren’t thinking about spreading God and HIS way. Imagine how the church would change if each of us focused on this truth: It ain’t about you…it’s all about HIM. Imagine the shift of outreach and love when we get ourself out of the way for all to see God alone. Imagine. Lord, I can only imagine the impact we, the church, would have if we stopped pushing our own agenda and simply display You. In Jesus, amen.

 

Wednesday: “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less (John 3:30, NLT).” Life ain’t about you…it’s all about HIM. Did you know that there are HUGE mega churches who hardly speak on sin or God? We can draw folks in with technology, amazing music, dynamic decorations, chilling lessons and more! BUT…if we are’t drawing folks to a forgiving relationship and too change of life through Jesus Christ and HIS way, we failed.  Life ain’t about what we want or think. EVERYTHING is all about God. Father, forgive me when I strive to have my way. My desire is reaching One more in Jesus name, amen.

 

Thursday: Grab your bible and read 1 Corinthians 1:10-17. Pray today to be invisible. Pray to be silent. Pray for our preacher and our elders to bind together and live for the glory of God and God alone. Pray they lead and love silently and without being seen, that the actions of their lives and words of their hearts demonstrate God and His desire alone. Pray we, as the church, all do the same! Father, make us One. Draw us together. Love & live through us. In Jesus, amen.

 

Friday: Grab your bible and read 1 Corinthians 3:1-9. Paul continues from yesterdays passage and challenge to again reminding folks to get out of the way. We are a family of many talents and gifts. There should be no kinks in our links as we are to be one solid chain. God is who makes us grow. God is who leads. God is who we are to display. God and God alone must be our focus. And why? Because, it ain’t about us…it’s all about HIM. Lord, help draw us together and plug us all in that we may live for You alone together. In Jesus name, amen.

 

Saturday: Pray today for KCC and for Gods church as a whole. Pray we get out of the way. Pray we be invisible that folks only see God through the way we love and live. Pray people only hear God and His Spirit as we shut our personal opinions and ways up allowing God to shine. Pray we lift God knowing then folks will be drawn to Him and Him alone. Pray we, as a family, live as if life ain’t about us…it’s all about Him.  Bind us together, Lord, with chords that cannot be broken. Forgive us and lead us to shine bright for all to see You. In Jesus, amen.