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By following the new DSC Bible Reading Plan above, you will read through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice every 2 years.
 
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Exodus_4

Scripture
 
Exodus 4:3-4-

3 The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.

Observation-What does it say?
 
God chooses Moses to go to Pharaoh and command that he let his people, the Israelites, free. He is introduced to one of the tools God has given him to complete this mission, his staff. Moses has to face his biggest fears and does it by trusting, relying on and obeying the One who is giving him his commands.

Understanding-What does it mean?
 
The power was not in the tool God gave him. It wasn’t in the staff. The power came through Moses’ faith and willingness to obey God’s commands to him.

God gives us all the tools we need to complete our mission of multiplying Christ followers everywhere. He gives us His Word, His Holy Spirit, the ability to pray to Him whenever we want, awesome Pastors and leaders in the faith to guide and shepherd us, our church family and individual passions, gifts and talents to use for Him within the church body. But, all this means nothing if it is not combined with faith. None of these tools can be utilized or put to use without faith. It is faith in Jesus Christ which allows us to do great things for the Kingdom.

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:22-23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Also, Faith is not the absence of fear. Moses’ story proves that he was fearful every step of the way. Take for example the first sign, where God turned his staff into a snake. Moses ran away from the snake, but God told him to reach out his hand and take it by the tail. That required Moses to move toward the snake, even though he was scared, and be close enough to grab its tail. He did it despite his fear because He trusted and obeyed the One who was giving him that command. Moses trusted that the God of the impossible was able to do the impossible through him.

Life Application
 
The God of the impossible is able to do impossible things through us, but we must have faith. Many times, we will have to face our greatest fears in order to complete the mission.

Jesus is a great example of this. Even though He was God in the flesh, he still feared his upcoming death as evident through Him sweating blood in the Garden and requesting that the cup be taken from Him. However, Christ was focused on the mission because He loved us and desired to do His father’s will, despite his feelings and fears. Because He didn’t quit, we get to enjoy the benefits of unhindered relationship with Him.

Don’t allow fear to stop you from completing the mission. Fear keeps us humble and dependent on the One who works through us, so that only He receives the glory, not us. As we push through the fear of whatever God is calling us to do, great things happen. As we have faith in Him more than our fears and hesitations, we are able to accomplish awesome things for His Kingdom.

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Dear God, I pray that we are able to push through any fear that may keep us from doing Your will. I pray that You would deposit greater faith in us to override any hesitations to accomplish the mission You’ve set before us. We seek to obey Your will over our own. Thank you for choosing to partner with us to accomplish Your mission although You could easily do it Yourself. Thank You for Your patience and love as we are everyday molded into Your image. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭NIV‬‬
 
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-Michelle Gaddi

 

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Psalm_53

Scripture
 
Psalms 53:2-3
 
“God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one!”
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Observation-What does it say?
 
In this psalm of David, he writes about the corruption going on in his world around him. David sees more and more people turning away from God, which is leading them down a path of sinfulness. This path of sinfulness is going to force God’s wrathful hand to lay waste on them!
 
Understanding-What does it mean?
 
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans‬ ‭6:23‬ ‭
 
Aren’t you glad that God provides us a way for all of us to have eternal life? I know I am! God knew from the beginning of time the sinfulness of mankind. He knew the choice Adam and Eve would make in the Garden of Eden before they even knew! He also knew the chain reaction of sinfulness that it would cause for the rest of their offspring. And God being the just and righteous God that He is, also knew the punishment that it deserves. But God being so loving, merciful, and gracious, already knew the way (the only way), to provide humanity a way to spend eternity in the light living with Him, and avoid eternal darkness separated from Him. That way is through His One and only Son, Jesus Christ!
 
Life Application
 
Who can I share this free gift from God with?
 
The world we currently live in now is really no different from David’s world he wrote about in this passage. A world who turns away from God, who is trying to push God out of its schools, government, and homes. As a result, we see all the horrible things going on in this world. When some may blame or question God for letting such things happen, I question if these things happen because of people’s lacking relationship with God. I mean imagine a world which all people turned to God, honored Him, and worshipped Him in everything they did? It would be…like heaven. So who can I share God’s free gift with? Will you share this gift of Jesus Christ with others to bring a positive change to this world?
 
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-Moses Gaddi

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Acts_24

Scripture

Acts 24:25

As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”

Observation – What does it say?

Paul was brought to trial before the governor, Felix. Several days after the trial, Felix and his wife sent for Paul, and in this private audience Paul spoke to them about faith in Jesus. Felix appeared to be all ears until the the subject matter began to make him feel uncomfortable enough to cut Paul off mid-conversation and send him away. 

Understand – What does it mean? 

1 Corinthians 1:18 NLT

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.

The truth isn’t always comfortable. Especially when you aren’t prepared to respond rightly to it. The gospel is offensive and foolish to those unwilling to repent. Yet Paul still spoke it boldly, not only telling of grace and forgiveness found in Christ, but righteousness, self-control and the coming judgment. To hear that those who have not put their faith in Jesus will be judged and condemned is enough to instill great fear for those unwilling to repent! Rather than confronting the truth and repenting, Felix was afraid and refused to listen anymore. 

Life Application

Not everyone will get excited when we share Jesus with them. Not everyone will thank us and try to give us a hug. Not everyone will repent and put their faith in Jesus. But, that doesn’t mean we stop sharing or alter the gospel we share!

It is essential we present a complete gospel. The goodness of the gospel cannot be truly grasped without first understanding the horror of sin’s consequence. We must follow Paul’s example, not sugar coating the gospel or just highlighting the warm and fuzzy parts. 

God, please give us courage in sharing the gospel. May we share it completely and effectively. Give us the words to say and bring people across our path who will be receptive. But even if we’re rejected as Paul was, may we continue to share! Amen.

– Levi Thompson 

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Psalm_51

Scripture

Psalm 51:1, 10

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;

according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

…Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit in me.

Observation

There’s so much good stuff to grab on in to today’s reading that I had a hard time picking just a few verses; but these verses summarize it best. 

Understanding

In Exodus we learn of the midwives who, fearing God, did not comply with the king’s ruling to kill the boys as they were born (Exodus 1:15-19).  And, because of their boldness – even to include lying to the Pharaoh, “God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.  And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.” (vs 20-21)

Talk about mercy!  God saw the plight of the Israelites, the circumstances the midwives found themselves in and gave mercy – not according to their actions (because, really, they lied to the Pharaoh and lying is a sin and so is disrespecting those who are placed in authority over us) – but according to His unfailing love, according to His compassion.  He “blot out [their] transgressions” and gave them favor – families of their own. 

In Acts, we read of a young man who overhears a plot to ambush and kill Paul; the young man is ultimately sent to the commander to share what he had heard (Acts 23:12-22).  The commander takes heart (perhaps mercy and compassion?) and, knowing this, sends Paul with trustworthy soldiers in the middle of the night to Governor Felix – ultimately to safety – until his case can be heard. 

The young man – Paul’s nephew – heard the plan and spoke up.  Because of that Paul was granted mercy and compassion. 

Life Application

In both of these stories, someone – someone ordinary, unexpected – took bold action, bringing opportunity for God’s mercy and compassion on those who loved and feared Him.  To me, this is a reminder that God’s got us.  In this crazy big thing called life, God sees and knows the little details.  He places people in positions and places to bring about His desires for His children. 

God, I ask you to “create in me a pure heart” and “renew a steadfast spirit within me.”  A pure heart, so that I may not be distracted by sinful desires and miss the opportunities to be used by you in ways big and small.  A steadfast spirit, so that I may remain faithful even when circumstances may seem big or out of my control.  Thank you for choosing to partner with your children to carry out your will.  And show me, today, ways that I can act boldly in Your name – to bring about Your mercy and compassion in the lives of those I encounter.   In your name I pray, Amen. 

– Rei

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Psalm_50

Scripture

Psalm 50:23 

“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.”

Observation-What does it say?

Asaph, the indicated author of this Psalm, was a levite and was one of the leaders of David’s choir.  He was described as a “seer,” or prophet, in 2 Chronicles 29:30.  At the beginning of Psalm 50, God tells the people of Israel that He is not interested in their burnt offerings.  He reminds them that He made everything and He knows “every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.”

Understanding-What does it mean?

I am sure that just about every parent in the world has, at one point or another, uttered the phrase, “A thank you would be nice.”  I have said it many times.  It never seems to fail, as we are leaving somewhere that was intended to be a treat for our boys, I hear one of them whining in the back seat.  That whine usually accompanied by the cry of, “It’s not fair, I didn’t get a…”  Whether the desire of the moment be a toy, an extra ride, a cookie, etc.  The only thing going through my mind at the moment is, “We’ll just see if I ever do anything nice for you again.”  I just want my boys to be thankful for the time and money that I just sacrificed for them to have a good time.

Conversely we have all seen, or been, the person who just can’t accept a gift.  There always has to be some type of “I owe you one” with these people.  I have felt this way myself towards God’s grace.  I just feel guilty, or not good enough, for the lavish gift that He is trying to give me. And so it was with Israel, who were continually offering burnt offerings and sacrifices to “please” God.  In verse 12, God says, “If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is Mine…”

In Psalm 49:8 we learn that “For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever.”  Jesus gave up his life willingly as the cost of our redemption.  And all God wants from us is our thankfulness.  In Psalm 46 we find that God just wants us to be still and know him.  He just wants me to be close to him.  And for this I am thankful.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHptBGS_tAo

Life Application

Jesus help me to shift my focus from how bad things may be going for me, or how much I owe you, to a perspective of wanting to be closer to you.  I am so thankful for your never ending love for me.  I am thankful that you are patient in waiting for me, and that you show patience in waiting for those you have called that have not found you yet.  

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-Tyler Galloway


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Psalm_49

Scripture
 
Psalm‬ ‭49:13-20‬ ‭NIV‬‬
 
This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. They are like sheep and are destined to die; death will be their shepherd (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning). Their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions. But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself. Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases; for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them. Though while they live they count themselves blessed— and people praise you when you prosper— they will join those who have gone before them, who will never again see the light of life. People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.”
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Observation-What does it say?
 
The Psalmist talks about the fate of those who trust in themselves and have pride in themselves and their riches.

Understanding-What does it mean?
 
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Just to clarify, money in and of itself is not evil.
We need jobs to get paid to make a living, because making a living requires money. Food, shelter, clothes and transportation do not pay for themselves. We need money to be able to give away to those in need, to keep the church going and to support missionaries. Yes, we need money. I don’t believe in living life in debt. However, money becomes evil when it consumes our thoughts, our time, usually because of a worldly mindset of wanting more things or to do more recreational activities. The heart is usually discontent.
When money replaces Jesus on the throne of our lives because we put our hope and comfort in what money provides instead of what God provides, that is what makes it evil. It is the LOVE of money that makes it evil.

Life Application
 
The love of money is rooted in pride, the opposite of a life of humility that Jesus modeled us to have as a Christ follower.

The love of money is rooted in the pride of life. The pride of being recognized for continuing to climb up the corporate ladder. The pride of being able to provide above the needs of your family and the ability to buy and do whatever you want, while neglecting the needs of others. However, the life of a Christ follower must be different. Before I get accused of preaching down your throat in judgment, I have (and sometimes still do) struggle with this. I sometimes pride myself in the education, gifts and talents that the Lord has given me and want to use that for other purposes besides the Kingdom. My family and I have had to make sacrifices for the cause of Christ and what I believe has been His mission for my life. I confess that I get tempted to look at my neighbor who is living life in the world and want that for myself. However, this Psalm encourages me that riches fade, we all die and can’t take any of it with us. Also, as 1 Timothy 6 states, “some people who have been eager for money have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

It is unwise to live life for the here and now. We must live life eternity minded. There are doctors and dentists who have chosen to forgo their 6-7 digit figure salaries in order to give free care to those in the mission field and further the Kingdom of God.

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:24-27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Dear Lord, I pray for those like myself who may struggle with a worldly mindset. In this world, we will suffer and have problems as a result of our choice to live life eternity minded, but I know that as we put our hope and trust in You to provide and as we put our faith in what You can do instead of ourselves, that is where true joy and peace will come from that no one can take away from us. Thank you for your encouragement to be content with what we have because of Your promise that You will never leave us or forsake us. (Heb. 13:5) Let there be no one or no thing that we desire more on this earth besides You Jesus. Amen.

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-Michelle Gaddi

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Acts_20

Scripture
 
Acts 20:24
 
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”
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Observation-What does it say?
 
Paul meets with the Ephesian Elders to say his “goodbyes” before he heads off to Jerusalem. He tells them that no matter the circumstances he was in, he didn’t shrink to tell them all what God wanted them to know. Paul now is going to be heading off to Jerusalem. He doesn’t know what awaits him there. But the Holy Spirit does tell him that jail and suffering awaits him in each city he will go to. Paul is not discouraged though. He knows that Jesus has given him a job to do. And Paul will not be satisfied until he completes his task given to him by his Lord Jesus Christ! What was his task?.. To multiply Christ Followers everywhere by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and the wonderful grace of God!
 
Understanding-What does it mean?
 
I will lay down my life and rights for the One who laid down His life first for me.
 
Paul understood his role in the whole scheme of things. He knew Jesus, and knew of all the things Jesus had done. If anyone was to complain about the situation they were put in, it was Jesus! Jesus sat at the right hand of God, in the comforts and glory of Heaven. Only to come down to earth, to live a servant’s life, and dying a sinner’s death. He came to earth to serve, not to be served. Jesus gave up His rights and ultimately His life, to show people the way to spend eternity with His Father in Heaven. Knowing all this, Paul is humbled by the grace of God, and what Jesus did for him. He understands that his life was bought at a price…that Jesus Christ paid for on the cross. Now it’s Paul’s life’s mission to willingly give his up his life’s works in order to fulfill Jesus’ calling for him.
 
Life Application
 
Live a life investing in building God’s Kingdom, rather than my own.
 
I am challenged by the way Jesus and Paul lived their lives. They put all their pride aside to fulfill God’s will. They both gave up life’s comforts in order to fulfill God’s will. They both were put through beatings, mockery, and jailings because of it! And here I am scared to share His Word with people or sometimes pray in public because I’m afraid others may think I’m weird. So today’s devotion reminds me to think about what Jesus and Paul went through. I’m reminded of what my brothers and sisters in Christ are risking in other parts of the world just by ministering to others. I am reminded that there is no higher calling in life than Jesus’ calling. Because at the end of the day, when I see Jesus face to face, I know I will be held accountable for the time He has given me on earth, and how I used that time helping others and building His Kingdom.
 
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-Moses Gaddi 

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Psalm_46

Scripture

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,

    an ever-present help in trouble.

Observation – What does it say?

The sons of Korah, who penned this psalm, had discovered something about God. They found that in times of trouble, God interacted with them in a certain way. They found God revealed himself as their refuge, a safe hiding place. God gave them strength when they were weary or lacking courage. And, he didn’t stand by silently when they had a need but he’s a God who steps in to help.

Understanding – What does it mean?

This is such an encouraging verse to me! He isn’t just an ever present observer, but he is present to help, no matter what ’trouble’ we find ourselves confronted with. 

Today, we can be confident that we will experience God in the same way the Sons of Korah did. Why?

Anytime we read about God doing or acting in a certain way in scripture, we aren’t just witnessing an event but a revelation of God’s character. And we know God’s character doesn’t change based on the season or person he’s dealing with. He is the same always, immutable, and he shows no favoritism.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.

James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Romans 2:11

For God does not show favoritism.

Life Application

Receive the peace that comes from knowing there is no trouble I’ll have to face alone.

God, thank you so much for not just being the refuge of others, but for being my refuge, my strength, and my ever-present help in time of need. I look to you and put my trust in you today. Amen!

– Levi Thompson

 

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Acts_17

Scripture

Acts 17:16-21, 32-34

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. 19 Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.” 21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.)

32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed…

Observation

Paul (and friends) continued to share the good news to the nations – in Thessalonica, in Berea and in Athens.  They encountered different circumstances in each new territory but they remained faithful and obedient – steadfast in their mission to share the gospel. 

Understanding

Two things I grabbed from this…

We’ve all got a dog in the fight for salvation…even if ours has already been won. 

  • In verse 16, we learn that Athens is filled with idols – which distressed Paul. But he didn’t sit and wait silently or idly or in judgment; no, he “reasoned” everywhere he went.

I grew up in a Southern Baptist Church in the Midwest.  And, for some reason, as I read this, what popped in my brain was a bunch of elderly women in their “Sunday best” talking about how the world is “going to hell in a hand basket” as they shared the most recent gossip…but never taking the time to show God’s love, to actively care for the people they were gossiping about or “reason” with the unbelievers.

I’d like to be different.  Perhaps it takes a little more energy and ingenuity, perhaps I’ll be seen as weird or too nice or whatever…but I want to be someone who DOES something where I see God (and the things of God) being squeezed out by worldly distraction or obsession.  After all, as Christians, we’ve all got the same purpose here on this earth – to know God and make Him known.      

Robin said it best yesterday – God provides the ability, our part is availability.

  • In verses 20, 32 and 34, we see that – while Paul made himself available – some people were curious, some sneered and some believed and followed. It wasn’t Paul’s responsibility to make people believe or follow…just to be available and obedient and, as a result, people were saved!    

Life Application

God, thank you.  I’m consistently overwhelmed that you choose ME/US to partner with.  That YOU – the creator of all heaven and earth love us enough to pursue us and to use us to share your love with those around us.  Thank you for your heart and make mine more like yours…that I may see people through your eyes.  Show me the people you want me to speak to TODAY, give me the words, tell me where to go…may I be at your disposal.  In your name, I pray.  Amen. 

– Rei

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Genesis_45

Scripture

Genesis 45:7 

“But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.”

Observation-What does it say?

Joseph has been through a lot up to this point in his life.  He was his father’s favorite, but hated by his brother’s.  He was sold into slavery, and then became one of the chief servants of his master.  His master’s wife accused him of trying to rape her, so Joseph was thrown into prison.  After a very long time, Joseph is recognized as a person who interprets dreams and is released to serve the Pharaoh.  All of a sudden, his brother’s come out of nowhere begging for food.  In this moment, Joseph had the power to completely destroy his family and send them away without food.  Instead, he uses his authority to take responsibility for the brothers that had disowned him and changes the course of their foreseeable future.

Understanding-What does it mean?

One of the things we have a habit of doing, as we raise our three young boys, is to say “The Lord’s Prayer” with them at night (Matthew 6:9-13).  Jed and Zeke both have it memorized, for the most part, which is awesome.  But as we start the prayer, it never fails that shortly into it we come to “Your kingdom come, and Your will be done.”  On most nights, I silently struggle with this.  To be quite honest, I have my own things that I want to get done in my life.  Some of which, like bicycling the coast of California, really have no bearing on God’s call on my life, which is to bring the Gospel to my sphere of influence.

In stark contrast, we have Joseph.  He literally suffered through some of the most horrible circumstances a human could endure.  Through all this, his perspective was far different than mine is most of the time.  His horizon was clearly fixed on God’s goodness.  He knew that whatever he went through it was meant for good.  Me on the other hand, I can struggle with something as simple as filling out a form at work, or being willing to offer someone a ride who is less fortunate than I am.  

Paul writes so plainly on this subject in his letter to the Roman church.  In chapter eight, he reminds us “in all things God works for the good of those who love him.”  Further along in the chapter, he gives a picture of the greatness of God’s love for us, stating that there is absolutely nothing that can separate us from His love.  With this in mind, I know I need to change my perspective to be more like that of King Solomon, who instructed his son to lean on God’s wisdom (Proverbs 3:5).  As well as following the sage wisdom of Paul who tells us that the will of God in our lives is to give thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:18).  Because who knows, maybe in simply obeying God when he asks me to be generous to strangers, or to have a good attitude at work, that might be reaching a person that would otherwise not hear the good news of Jesus reconciling us through His sacrifice on the cross.

Life application

Jesus, thank you for your patience with me.  Thank you Holy Spirit for working on me, to perfect me daily.  Fill me with your love towards all men.  Help me to have a good attitude in my work, in my play, and in my times of devotion to you.  Help me to be a man who readily accepts responsibility to benefit others.  And give me a bold voice to share your love within my sphere of influence. Amen.
 
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-Tyler Galloway
 

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