Friday, July 14, 2017

DAILY DEVO...are you devoted to Christ?


Getting off of our regular Scripture reading today, I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about the importance of being devoted to God in your daily life.

"Set your mind on things above,  not on earthly things." (Colossians 3:2)

Have you ever wondered what it would take to accomplish this?

Paul realized that the secret to a life full of contentment first starts with a life devoted to God. He learned to keep his eye on the prize. 

Much like an athlete, who never takes their eye off of the ball or off of their opponent, 
Paul learned to run fast and play hard. And he learned that it is easy to lose focus. 

Life isn't always easy. Sometimes we stumble, get tired, retreat and wonder if it's worth it all. We must keep our eye on the ball and stay focused.

No successful athlete becomes great overnight. No, it takes years of training and practicing. I doubt that Paul became an Apostle overnight with no discipleship or mentoring. In order to get good at what we do, it takes time and it takes practice. 

That's exactly what it is like with our faith. No one can know everything they need to know about Christ overnight. It's a daily walk with Him and each day He reveals something new. 

Reading God's Word daily, pursuing His presence and sharing what He teaches me thru writing devotions is just a small way that I stay focused on Him. 

What keeps you in the game? Are you focused on the prize or have you fumbled the ball?


2 Kings 21:1-22:20, Acts 10:34-11:18, Psalm 104:24-30

SATURDAY'S DAILY READING: 2 Kings 23, Acts 11:19-12:17, Psalms 104:31-35

SUNDAY'S DAILY READING: 2 Kings 24-25, Acts 12:18-13:13, Psalm 105:1-7  

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