John 3:16 – Life Changing Gifts

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 ESV)

Recently I was watching a reality TV show. At the end of the program the employees of the company received gifts based on how well they had done in the competition. The employee that particularly caught my attention received a cash gift of $10,000. On top of that a younger sibling in the same family also received a $10,000 cash gift. These two young people had been homeless for quite a portion of their life. The employer recognized how they had turned their life around and made the best of a bad situation in their family and wanted to honor them with something they had never had. The young man that received the first $10,000 was overwhelmed and exclaimed that this was a “life changing gift”.

I thought to myself,

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Galatians 2:20 – The Great Participation

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 ESV)

Has the practice of your faith seemed dry, repetitive and possibly ritualistic? Do you find yourself saying statements like “I need to go to church”, “I need to do my devotional” or “I have to go through Scripture today?” Over-emphasis on the “I” can lead us down a path that paints the Christian life as being something that we need to initiate and activate on our own. “We need to be self-starters in our walk with Christ” are what these statements are suggesting. In thinking this way it is easy to become frustrated, spiritually defunct, and isolated. Instead, a better way to view our spiritual life is that it needs to be activated.

We can learn much from

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Matthew 9:37 – Used By God

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; (Matthew 9:37 ESV)

God has a purpose and a plan for every single person He has ever created. He wants to use all of us to reach out and touch the peoples lives that we come in contact with every day so we can help point them to God. There are so many people in this world who are hurting and they are searching for answers in all the wrong places.

If we are listening carefully, we might

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