Month: April 2016

Want To Be Foolish for God

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1: [27] But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Observation: I know I do foolish things all the time and I don’t think I’ve met anyone weaker then me and my life proves it before I belonged to God. However God can use me even my foolish ways for His glory. He can use the humor He gave me and goofy way I am to bring joy to others. He can use my weakness as a testimony to others how God used His strength to get me through.

Application: To use all I have for God’s glory. If I’m going to be a fool point others to Christ. Use my testimony to share with others how God can use them.

Prayer: My Lord may I be a jester in your courts. If through my weakness I can’t lift the weights of this life, may I always lift up your name.

A Servant

Scripture: Romans 16: 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea.

Observation: That is what I want to be known as; a servant of the church. Several times I would serve but instead of doing it for God, I enjoyed the praise I received from others. I’m only doing these things because God has allowed me, given me the talents and has desired it of me. When I serve, it should always be for the glory of God.

Application: I need to be serving much more than I currently am and it needs to glorify God. The credit needs to point to Him and God alone. I’m not only a servant of the church, but most importantly a servant of God

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for the gifts, talents and abilities you have given me. May they be used for your glory and multiply by your power in honor to you.

Trusting and Hoping

Scripture: Romans 15: 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Observation: My hope and joy should come from God, but I need to trust in Him first. God has put on my heart that I lack trust, even though He has been trustworthy. Why do I have such a difficult time in trusting?

Application: I need to realize God is everything. There is nothing that escapes Him. If I trust in Him and do what He desires me to do I will have that hope and joy so I will be able to fulfill the purpose He has given me.

Prayer: Dear Lord guide this servant and increase my faith that I will trust completely in you. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and make me this man you desire me to be.

Judging Others

Scripture: Romans 14: [10] You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.

Observation: Even when I’m in church I look around judging people on how they dress and act. I look at our new worship leader and in my mind criticize the way he leads worship and tell others how he doesn’t come close to our old one. Mary Jo is another person I judge. I say how phony and starved for attention she is, yet I’m so busy judging I run out of time for loving.

Application: I need to look at everyone as God’s creation. He created everyone in a different way and when I criticize someone I’m criticizing God. The only person I need to be concerned with, is me and how I represent God.

Prayer: Dear Lord give me the heart and eyes of Jesus. May I see each person today as your work, your masterpiece and as I stroll through your gallery that I would compliment you on your work.